You have just unpacked your last box, and as you look around your new place, you marvel at how you managed to snag this deal. Once the awe of purchasing a new home sets in, most homeowners are inclined to find ways to spruce up their space. Regardless of the size of your dwelling, you can spend oodles of cash on dressing up the place or little to nothing if you do your research.
However, the fun is in redesigning your place to fit your needs. Even simple changes in the home such as installing retractable fly screens or installing wooden window shutters can change the appearance of your home. Making your home comfortable and cozy only requires a little creativity and effort.
Let’s take a look at some tips on improving the appearance of your home.
Painting the walls of your home can be one of the best ways to instantly change the appearance of the space. Whether you decide to go retro and funky or classical but subdued, the paint on the walls almost set the tone for everything else going in the room. The point is that a dash of color will make your living room pop.
Do not be afraid to go outside your comfort zone, either. Bright colors can open up a space making it look a lot larger, so rooms that are heavily shaded benefit from lighter colors. Conversely, darker colors make a room look a little smaller, so large well-lit rooms would benefit from these colors.
All DIY projects begin with a trip to your local hardware store where color samples are available to choose from. When choosing paint, make sure to tint your primer with the color of paint you have chosen, to avoid having to paint multiple coats. Furthermore, experiment with trim colors that can add life to your room.
Install New Flooring
Another way to improve the look and comfort of a home is by replacing the floors. If you love traditional carpeting but do not want to deal with the dust that sometimes gets trapped in the rug, choose carpeting that is matted as opposed to traditional carpets.
Tiled and wood flooring are great options for those who live in very warm climates or for those who want to add a little flair to their space. Carpeting makes your home look more conventional while tiled and wood floors update the look of your space, as the variety of flooring colors and designs can make for an interesting addition to home design.
The most fun part of redesigning your digs for comfort is adding accessories to the living space. Do not be afraid to mix and match your furniture, as this adds a different appeal to space. Make your living and bedrooms spaces look interesting by placing brightly-coloured, satin pillows on your couch and chairs. Experiment with wall hangings by exchanging typical scenic pictures with tapestries and other wall art. Area rugs with ornate designs on them can change a drab living or dining space into a more interesting one.
Include the Exterior
While it easy to spruce up the indoors, your patio or porch is the prime opportunity for you to create a little nook that can serve as respite on cool or warm evenings. You can create an area in the backyard with your grill or brick oven as the centre of space. Whether it is as simple as placing a comfortable rocker and quilt on a screened-in patio or as ornate redecorating your deck with furniture, you add curb appeal to the home and have a comfy place to sit.
Keeping it Simple
Redecorating your home for comfort might seem costly, but most of these design ideas are DIY and the materials can be found at any hardware store. For budget-friendly options, do your research to find the best prices on flooring and other projects. Remember, Rome was not built in a day, and like Rome, your redecorating project might take a few years before you are house perfect.