Like most people, you’ve probably been spending more time at home in the past year. And you might have realized that it’s time you improved the look of your interior space. The good news is that you can do this, even on a budget. All it takes is some creativity and maybe a bit of handiwork.
Here are seven ways you can make your home look more appealing and impress your friends when they come to visit.
- Rearrange the Furniture
Some people take joy in rearranging furniture and would happily spend hours doing it. It can be fun, especially if you do it with someone whose company you enjoy. Not only that it’s a great way to switch up your home’s layout and improve how it looks, but you can also try rearranging accessories, plants, lampstands, and artwork.
- Minor DIY Upgrades
Among the most cost-effective ways of leveling up your home is by taking a DIY approach for with some upgrades. It can make a huge difference when your friends and family walk in your home and the best part is – you can say you did it all by yourself. For example, you can add new legs and handles to an old chest or dresser or repaint it to give it a fresh look. Alternatively, you can add molding to existing walls or retouch your kitchen cabinets. Even personalized and unique DIY paintings and puzzles can help dress up the interior of your home very quickly, all do it yourself.
- Repaint Interior Walls
Painting your home is one of the most effective ways of injecting new life into it. Adding a fresh coat of paint can make a huge impact on a room’s visuals. Remember to store some of the leftover paint so that you can repaint over marks every so often. This can save you the time and energy of repainting a whole room while still repairing the room’s look and can also appeal to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell. Find the colors that you like and that mesh well with your home décor, and you can transform the way any room looks within a few hours.
- Introduce a statement piece to a room
Change the vibe in a space by adding a statement piece in the room. One popular way to make a room a bit more dramatic and attractive is adding statement lightings, such as a cluster of lights or one large lighting fixture. For example, you can hang small lights at different heights in the room or install a sizable industrial ceiling light. Another route you can go here is with sculptures, puzzles or even art found at local shops or garage sales. A nice big piece of art as the centerpiece can change the whole vibe of any room!
- Move Around Soft Furnishings
You can switch soft furnishings from one room to another. These include pillows, throws, bedding, blankets, rugs, storage baskets, lampshades and so on. Consider doing so seasonally by using lighter fabrics in the warmer months and thicker linen in the cold season. You can also change the look of a throw cover or a duvet by dyeing it.
- Go for a Minimal Look
Besides rearranging things around your home, consider getting rid of some stuff altogether. These don’t necessarily have to be cluttered. A room may have too many decorative pieces, making it appear rather noisy. Or you may have several side tables in your living room. Carefully assess your home and you’ll often find stuff that, while useful, may not be necessary.
- Try Stylish Storage Options
Some of the items you have in your home may be functional but diminish the overall aesthetic of the space. You can hide these items out of view in baskets, crates, and storage boxes to make a room appear less cluttered. These items can be anything from kid’s toys in the living room to shoes in the entranceway. Consider building or purchasing large open or closed storage wall units and filling with smaller storage containers or bins to clean up the overall appearance.
Whether you just bought a house or are reducing clutter in preparation to sell your house, all 7 of these ways to become the talk of the neighborhood may be able to work for you in one aspect or another. Good luck building your home and personality within it in the near future.