Does your home look a bit dated? Are you tired of the same old color palette? Maybe there are some imperfections you’d like to hide, or maybe you feel like your home just doesn’t feel like you. Whatever the reason, giving your home a new look can be as simple as making a couple of minor tweaks. Below, eight simple tricks you can try right now.
Wish a warm welcome with a freshly painted front door
First impressions start at the front door, and they can be a great tool for showcasing your personality and sense of style. Depending on your design preferences, you can choose a hue that best describes you. Go bold with vibrant red, have fun with joyful yellow, or keep things casual with calm blue. Whichever you pick, a freshly painted front door will serve as a warm welcome to anyone who decides to drop by.
Bump up your curb appeal with a new mailbox and house numbers
Just like doors, mailboxes and house numbers can act as a reflection of your style and taste. Even if it just means repainting the mailbox in the same hue, doing so will make it appear fresher and therefore newer. Want to experiment a bit? Reach for a brighter spray paint hue.
As for house numbers, you can go for wood, stainless steel, or brass options. When it comes to curb appeal, these inexpensive exterior upgrades are definitely something you can count on.
Turn to tricks to raise the ceiling
Low ceilings? No problem. Creating an illusion of higher ceilings is something that can be done in minutes, yet it can completely transform a room.
Visual tricks such as painting the ceiling lighter or hanging the curtains higher can help “raise” the ceiling. It doesn’t matter if the windows don’t go that high. Reach for some eye-catching curtains (e.g. bold shade or vertical stripes), and you’ll make sure everyone notices how much taller the room feels.
Add a mirror (or two!)
Speaking of using visual tricks, mirrors can be another useful tool in your home decorating arsenal. When used right, they’ll reflect the light and bounce it around the room, making it feel brighter. Big mirrors in particular can work wonders when it comes to creating illusions and can be great for bringing a sense of spaciousness in otherwise smaller rooms.
If you place your mirrors right, you can use these nifty decor items to your advantage and really elevate your home design. Just make sure to introduce at least one in every room.
Inject a dose of personality with unique and custom artwork
Just like every room should have at least one mirror, it should also include items that hint at your personality and taste.
In the kitchen, it can be a handmade project from your child or you that’s been proudly displayed on the fridge or the shelf. In the living room, it can be a gallery wall consisting of custom prints and framed family photographs that create a sense of warmth and coziness. When it comes to personalizing your home, it’s all about adding bits of you through unique and sentimental pieces that bring you joy.
Brighten up space with lighting
You’d be amazed at what switching just a couple of outdated lighting fixtures can do for a room. And it’s not just the fixtures that can give a room a whole new feel. It also has to do with the home’s interior lighting design.
Generally speaking, every room should have three layers of lighting, each of them serving a particular purpose. Lighting color temperature is another thing to consider as it will affect paint colors.
Try color blocking
This is a great option if you want something bold and unique without introducing too many colors. The color blocking technique, in essence, relies on the use of a single color as a foundation. Complementary colors or patterns are then added to the mix.
An easy way to achieve this is to use the color of your favorite piece of furniture and match the wall paint color to it. Then, add a decor piece such as a rug in a complementary color or pattern to balance it all out, creating a stunning, engaging display.
Paint it white
When in doubt, paint your walls white! This can be especially effective for giving older homes a fresh new look. Not only does white look timeless and act as a blank slate for all the other elements, but it also makes rooms feel brighter.
Small rooms can especially benefit from this classic, always on-trend color. And if there are any imperfections you want to hide, just use the same white color paint for your ceilings, walls, and trims. Simple as that!
Whether you’re looking to update your space or hide its flaws, giving your home a makeover doesn’t have to be complex at all. With these simple tricks up your sleeve, you’ll manage to give your home a well-deserved facelift and take it from drab to fab in an instant.
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