If you’ve recently purchased a new home, you might have not had a chance to decorate it the way you want. Maybe you’ve lived in the same home for ages and it’s starting to get dull being in the same environment that might have not been designed according to your taste, to begin with. Whatever the reason, it might be time for you to redecorate your living quarters and create the home you’ve always wanted. Keep on reading for some inspiration.
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Bring in the light
Some houses simply suffer due to a lack of light. If you have small windows or none at all, your home might be too dark for you to enjoy its full potential. In case you have the means and space, you can consider adding new windows to your lovely abode. From floor-to-ceiling windows to installing skylights, there are several options to take into account. On the other hand, if you cannot perform this kind of renovation, at least upgrade your lights. Make sure there are several layers, including overhead lights and task lights that will make you feel comfortable in your home.
A fresh coat of paint
An easy step you can take to make a big change is painting the walls in a new color. For example, maybe the walls are dark and make the rooms feel cramped and small. Perhaps the walls are painted in some dreary dull hues. What you need to do is introduce some light and vibrant shades that will make the space inviting. From navy blue and bright pink statement walls to painting an entire room in a playful yellow hue, your options are truly endless. On the other hand, if you want to keep it simple but think that white makes everything feel too sterile, go for an off-white shade.
Turn your bathroom into a cozy spa
A bathroom renovation might seem too expensive but the truth is that there is no reason for it to be so. With so many blogs and informative YouTube tutorials for us to follow, we can easily find a simple project we can do ourselves, without any professional help. If you want a spa-like bathroom, you can simply fix up your vanity and install a new sink, for instance. Changing the hardware, such as taps and handles, is also something you can do with ease. Unless you are thinking about changing the layout completely, you can probably handle the remodeling on your own with some online guidance.
Create an open layout
If, on the other hand, you are thinking about a huge undertaking, something you can do is come up with an open floor plan for your home. This usually means that the kitchen, dining, and living room are connected. So, you can hire professionals to knock down any extra walls that might be in the way or see if it can actually be done without tearing down any walls. Maybe you can simply move around some big pieces of furniture or think of ways for them to blend into the background. This project will create an airy and open space that will allow you to keep an eye on your kids while making meals and chat with your friends while preparing some additional cocktails for the party.
Think about the details
Finally, even if you are not able to do any major remodeling, there are still ways to make your home warm and welcoming. The trick is in the details. For example, add more throw pillows and soft blankets to the sofa. Swap out your window treatments. Get a new plush rug. Introduce candlelight to your common areas and look for a way to make the fireplace stand out (if you have one, of course). Bring in some greenery to not only up to your aesthetics game but also experience all the health benefits. When it comes to the bedroom, invest in new bedding that will make you feel cozy when you slumber. You can install a crown molding to make the space more regal or simply create a statement wall by putting up a cute, patterned wallpaper.
From swapping out some minor details to focusing on big renovation projects, there are plenty of ways you can create the warm and welcoming home you’ve always wanted. See what fits your needs and budget and you should have no issues. Good luck!