Sep 02, 2020
If you’ve lived in the same house for quite a while, you might start to feel a little unimpressed by the way it looks. Perhaps you’ve considered moving, but it isn’t feasible. It can be miserable feeling uninspired by the place you call home.
But you don’t need to feel this way. There are plenty of easy ways to improve your home without spending a lot of money or time. Here are some easy ways to improve your home.
Change the lighting
You might not think that lighting can have that much of an impact on your home. Think again. Different lights make a huge difference. You might be feeling uninspired by your home because it feels dark and dim; in which case, it might be time to change to some brighter, long lasting bulbs. LED bulbs, for example, add brightness and contrast while also using less energy and saving money. Alternatively, funky lights can add a fun, colourful vibe to a room. Go all out. Think fairy lights, candles, lava lamps or lanterns. You can change a lot simply by adjusting the lighting.
A lick of paint
Painting a room might seem like a lot of effort, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be a fun weekend activity which costs next to nothing (or, if you can afford it, hire a painter). Changing the colour of your walls can make a huge difference to your home. A dark living room, for example, might start to feel oppressive and cluttered – but changing it to a fresh cream or subtle yellow might make it feel much more spacious and refreshing. So, grab your overalls and get painting.
Add some plants
Plants and flowers can hugely change the dynamic of a room. They add a touch of colour to an area that might feel lacking in energy or excitement. Plus, houseplants improve the quality of the air through purification. They’ll give you a newfound motivation to water them and keep the room looking nice. So, head to your local garden centre and invest in a few potted plants.
Rearranging furniture is a great way to change the look and feel of a room without spending any money at all. It might require some heavy lifting and a bit of sweat, but you can hugely change the dynamic of a room simply by changing the layout. This is particularly useful in the bedroom, especially if you’re struggling to sleep. By doing so, you can have a good proper clean and you’ll shake off any past troubles and worries. It feels like a new room – and after a good night’s sleep, you’ll feel like a new you!
Clean the carpets
Dirty carpets are things of nightmares. Carpets can easily look scruffy and diminish the sleekness of a room. They get dirty quickly, so you’ll need to clean them more often than you might think. A good scrub will vastly improve the quality of your home – and it’ll feel softer under your toes, too.