If you’re getting tired of the home office, home gym and pretty much home everything life, consider giving your space a facelift. Try these quick fixes for fresh looks instead of climbing up the walls.
Never underestimate the power of a good deep cleaning. Gleaming floors and shiny appliances add a touch of luxury to formerly dull spaces. Hire a cleaning company in your area for the full effect. Look for companies that use green products that are safe for people and pets. Take things to the next level and declutter to add more space. Opening up your living space makes it more inviting and decreases mental stress from crowding. A lavender scented candle or air freshener completes the effect.
You don’t have to buy all new furniture to get the benefits of a home makeover. Get rid of anything that isn’t serving the purpose of the room and make sure the remaining items are placed with function in mind. Let your home office do its job and keep it free of toys or gym equipment. If the room must do double duty, consult an interior designer’s guide to keeping things contained.
Change Your Colors
Updating the color scheme in a room doesn’t have to mean a full paint job. Calm a busy bedroom with a pastel bedspread. Lighten up a dark kitchen with a white backsplash of the stick-on variety. Add some interest to a dull living room with jewel-toned throw pillows. If you do opt to get out the brushes and drop cloths go with lighter colors. You can still add a touch of pizzazz with a bold color on an accent wall. The goal is to keep things fresh without overpowering the room.
It’s the Little Things
Don’t discount the impact of small updates to big pieces. Replacing the hardware on kitchen cabinets can provide a much-needed update without breaking the bank. A dark corner can be transformed by the right curtains. Throwing a cute rug on worn floors can cover imperfections and bring a touch of newness to old spaces. Swap out old frames and art for more interesting pieces. If you’ve grown bored of the same generic IKEA prints switch them for more personal items like photos or notes.
Home makeovers don’t need to be extreme. Take a moment to evaluate where you can make small changes in your space to make big changes in your mood.