There comes a time for many of us where we start to lose a little bit of faith and confidence in our homes. When we first move in, the place feels new and fresh – but over time, it just starts to feel a bit drab. In fact, there are plenty of people who aren’t even all that happy with the place they’ve just moved into; they just picked the place because they needed somewhere and because the price was okay!
So how can we give our homes a bit of a modern boost without paying for expensive renovations? There are three main areas you’ll want to consider here: the furniture, the floor, and the lighting. There are ways that you can make inexpensive changes to all three that will give your home a much more modern and luxurious feel. Here are some tips for you to consider!
Update your furniture
Replacing your furniture is quite a tall order. While it’s worth looking into second-hand furniture shops to see if there are any really good bargains for quality furniture, it’s best to see what you can do with your current furniture. The problem that a lot of people have with their seating furniture, for example, is that the upholstery isn’t looking too sharp these days. In which case, reupholstering your furniture is certainly something you should be looking into. If you have wooden furniture, consider repainting them, or using sandpaper to get rid of the blemishes and then reglazing them. Consider replacing some of the more inexpensive furniture items, such as curtains and bedsheets.
Replace your flooring
This may sound like quite an elaborate step, but it’s actually a lot more simple and realistic than you might think. Carpets wear out and get pretty dirty quite quickly, and the dust they soak up can really make a place feel older than it really is. Of course, ripping up the carpet and just leaving the floor as it is at that point isn’t really going to help your home feel particularly luxurious. Replacing the carpet with something that’s cleaner and softer is certainly a good step forward, but something like engineered timber flooring will really help bring a fresh and modern feel to your home. It’s also a good deal more hygienic that carpeting, so there’s also that to consider!
No, you don’t need to knock a hole in your wall for window installation in order to get natural lighting to sharpen up your interior. There are loads of smart “hacks” you can take advantage of that will allow more sunlight to get into your home. Using lighter colors for your furniture and decoration will help reflect that light. Placing mirrors across from the window that’s letting sunlight in will allow the light to bounce off the mirror and fill up other parts of the room. You should also maximize the light you’re getting from particular windows by pulling curtains and blinds back as much as possible, and by removing anything on the outside that’s blocking the light.