If you’re spending more time at home due to the pandemic, chances are you’re noticing areas that could stand a little improvement. Now might be a good time to take on those projects that can make your home a more comfortable, functional and attractive environment. With a little ingenuity, you can give your home a fresh new look without overspending or overdoing. Here are a few ideas of what you can do to spruce up your abode.
Clutter can be found anywhere in your home and can be in almost any form. If you have items that are just lying around collecting dust, that’s clutter. These items can range from old newspapers, books and magazines to sentimental cards or letters, old clothing, sports gear, broken knickknacks, old picture frames or giveaway bags of cosmetic or toiletry items you never use but don’t have the heart to throw out.
Clutter is unsightly and dangerous as it poses a risk of accidents and fire hazard. Decluttering your home will make it a cleaner, safer, more attractive environment in which to live. It will also give you more space to move about safely. In addition to decluttering living spaces, take time to get rid of clutter in your attic, basement or garage to increase storage space for items of value.
Revamp Your Living Room
An attractive, comfortable living room can set the tone for your entire home. If your living room furniture has seen its better days, consider investing in a new living room set to transform it into a comfortable, appealing environment. If your furniture is in good shape, try rearranging it in a different layout to give your living room a fresh, new look. Once you’ve got the basics down, bring your setting to life by adding wall art, colorful sofa pillows, an area rug or innovative lighting to complete the look.
Accessories give a house that personal touch that makes it a home. Accessories can range from wall clocks and paintings to vases, baskets and bins, glassware, figurines, candles, rugs or other items used to decorate your home. By choosing items that reflect your personality and lifestyle, you can create the type of setting that appeals to you most. Home accessories don’t have to be elegant or expensive to add beauty and charm to your home. Even homemade accessories can be arranged attractively to spruce up a home.
Bring In the Outdoors
Plants and flowers add a natural element to a home’s interior and help improve indoor air quality. You can collect wildflowers when hiking in the fields or woods and place them in vases in your living or dining room or purchase flowers and indoor plants at a local store. Want to make things even easier? Sign up for flower delivery and bring nature indoors. Flowers and plants bring color and freshness to your whole home. They make living spaces more relaxing and livable and add a welcoming touch to your home.
Add Color to Those Walls
A fresh coat of paint on interior walls can do wonders to spruce up a home. Paint changes the look, feel and mood of a room in whatever manner you desire. Light colors make small rooms appear more airy and expansive while dark hues make large spaces appear more intimate and warm. Painting your interior walls is a cost-effective way to spruce up a home, making it look like new. By getting testers for the colors you plan to use, you can get a better idea of what looks and feels best in every room before you start.
With summer right around the corner, now is a great time to transform your abode into a “home sweet home.”