If it’s time to spruce up your house, whether it’s because you’re planning on following the ‘5 Top Tips on How to Prepare for a House Viewing’, or simply just want a new look, there are a number of easy hacks to get this done.
Elevation doesn’t necessarily mean large expenses, and chances are you can make do with what you already have by just adding a little extra. A few minor tweaks are sure to get you the look you envision.
1) Declutter and clean
Decluttering and cleaning are non-negotiable. The popular Marie Kondo method can help you keep only items which “spark joy” by category, instead of per room. You’ll get a more holistic sense of everything you own, and even be able to mix-and-match some items and pieces throughout your home.
Check out Marie’s book (below).
- The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
- Hardcover Book
- Marie Kondō (Author)
Having the intention of keeping only what has value will likely bring you more joy and prosperity in return. Removing any clutter will also make your home feel much larger.
2) Introduce more natural light
Another trick to make any space look bigger is to introduce more natural light.
Get rid of thick, dusty curtains, or even add more mirrors to reflect light throughout the room. Consider a fresh layer of paint to brighten up the walls.
Add a few metallic finishes and reupholster with lighter fabrics as well. Reader’s Digest assures that this has many benefits, such as saving energy as well as boosting your mood.
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3) Revamp your curtains
Curtains are like the eyelids of your home, in the sense that they cover you from outside elements when needed. Yet, when it comes to revamping a room the curtains and curtain poles often get forgotten, making them standout for all the wrong reasons.
This is why it’s important to put a premium on not just the fabric itself, but also the material that holds it in place. The variety of curtain poles on Screwfix show how they come in different materials, such as metal or wood, which will be able complement your drape designs and the style of room you are going for.
For instance, if you prefer a minimalist style, then plain pastel curtains with a sleek metal pole will be perfect. And for those who want to elevate their home with more colourful curtains, a traditional wooden pole would be the natural fit. The number of choices out there will allow you to match your poles and drapes to achieve any aesthetic you desire.
4) Install new handles on drawers, cabinets and dressers
While a small change, installing new handles can make drawers, cabinets, and dressers feel instantly new and updated. They don’t all have to match as this gives you more room for creativity. You can pay a visit to a flea market or antique shop to purchase cheap, one-of-a-kind knobs and handles to make what you have a little more customised to your liking.
Like the curtains, think about how the handles can complement the room and add a little extra flourish.
5) Create a focal point
The Spruce suggests that a logical way of making your room feel more inviting is arranging your furniture around a focal point. This could be an existing architectural feature, like a fireplace, but it could also be a floral arrangement on a coffee table or a prized piece of art.
You can frame the focal point by using accessories, plants, or contrasting colours to make it pop. This is a good way to insert your personality into the room. Remember that your home is a reflection of you, and not just the latest interior design trend.
Who says you need to spend on expert advice? Trust your taste and you can be your own interior designer. Follow the above tips and your home will look like one straight out of a magazine in no time.