If you’ve ever pulled up outside your house and not wanted to get out of the car – you’re not alone. When you’re not happy with the way your house is looking, it makes it very hard to want to spend your time there, and no one should feel like that about their home. It should be your sanctuary, your hideaway, your den – your cozy dream that no one can wake you up out of.
So if you’re not happy with what’s waiting behind the door – change it! Your face isn’t the only thing that can have a makeover you know! Your house deserves a little blush here and shimmers there too.
You may not have a ton of money stored away though, and if you were expecting to hire landscapers, contractors, and interior designers – you might be in for a wake-up call. All those kind of services cost money… Like, a lot. But don’t worry if you haven’t got the cash to fork out, there are plenty of ways you can give your home a makeover for less. – Here’s how.
Rearrange your furniture
The best thing about this is that it doesn’t even cost you a single penny. If you’re bored of the way your living room looks – move things around. Swap around the sofa with the tv, and the coffee table with the lamp and see how it looks. It’s so simple, but it can change the look of your room entirely.
Paint the walls
A fresh lick of paint on the walls and the ceiling can brighten the appearance of a room and make it look as good as new. Take into consideration the size of the room you’re working with. If it’s quite small, it would be wise to choose a color that is light and bright, so creams and beiges tend to work well. Or you can go for a brighter color like blue if you wanted, but choose lighter tones. If you have a large room, you can take advantage of this and be a little more daring with your color choices if you wish. Having said that, your house should be a reflection of your personality, so even if you have a tiny little room but want to paint it purple – go for it!
If your walls are looking bare and boring, then have a look at different art pieces that you can hang up. If you’re a creative one of sorts, why not go to your local arts and crafts store and get some art supplies like a canvas, different paints, and brushes? Then all you need to do is let your creative juices flow and paint whatever you feel. If you lack inspiration, stick on some of your favorite music and let your hand do the dancing.
It’s the little things that count, so buy some decorative pillows and a throw to put on your sofa, or scatter a few candles on the coffee table to create an ambiance. These things will help to complete the package.
Ceiling fans not only provide you with something interesting to look at, but they keep the room cool in the hot summers and circulate the heat in the winters, which means you are decreasing your energy consumption.
It’s very easy to overlook the kitchen. It is seen more as a tool, as a pose to a room, but this shouldn’t be the case. The kitchen is a room where conversations are shared, experiences happen, and new skills are discovered, so it deserves a little attention, to say the least. Consider adding some plants on your window sill and the worktops. You can even grow your own herbs to use later down the line for a dinner, or add a pop of color will some flowers to make the room a vibrant one.
If you don’t want to be spending a lot of money, then a great trick is to either just remove the cabinet door or handle and swap it with something a little more exciting. Or, just decorate them with paint or wallpaper instead. All you have to do is come up with a design or color, and slap it onto the desired area. Why not have multi colored stripes on your cabinet? That’s pretty damn original, right?…
Forget the decorative uses for a moment, like the delicious pops of color that are added to the area – and let’s just talk about how good fruit is for you in general. They’re full of wonderful vitamins that your body needs to be healthier, plus they taste oh so good.
Make a feature wall
Making a feature wall if very simple to do, and doesn’t take that much of an effort either. If you have any spare paint that’s been left over from something – use it and pattern your wall however you see fit. Or turn it into a photo album and fill the space up with your best memories that have been captured.
Accentuate the bed
The main feature in a bedroom is obviously, the bed. So make sure it’s worthy of the title. Find bed sheets cheap online, that are high in quality, but low in cost. Pair these up with the perfect mattress to give you the best comfort and some cute pillows to cuddle up to, and you’ll have a winner. – Bonus points for draping fairy lights around the bed frame.
Lamps are a great light source when it comes to the bedroom because they are bright enough to light up the room but soft enough to create a calm and cozy environment to chill out in without it being too harsh in the evenings.
What’s better than waking up in the morning, getting out of bed, and having your feet welcomed by a warm furry rug in between your toes? – Nothing. So get yourself one that fits in with your room, and brings you joy every morning.
Modern shower head
Upgrading your shower head may not be an obvious difference to some people, but you will be in for a real treat. It will give you something to look forward to when you get home after a long busy day at work. Just think of the jet powered messages all over your body! – You’ll never want to leave.
Get rid of the grimy bathroom tiles, and replace them with some wooden flooring that compliments the bathroom well. This will create that spa vibe that you’re only usually able to get when you pay a lot of money.
The bathroom is the place where you put all your toiletries, makeup and hair products, and they usually end up scattered all over the countertop, in the drawers, stuck in the sink and lost down the back of the cabinet. – This can all be avoided by having the appropriate storage for all your bits and bobs, so you have room to enjoy the benefits of a real bathroom.
Kill the weeds
Weeds are a nightmare. Just as you think you’ve taken back control over your garden, they grow back stronger than ever before. This can be a frustrating process, and unfortunately, they have to be regularly maintained in order to keep them at bay. – But make the effort! A garden looks so much neater without all the mess that weeds create.
Mow the lawn
If you knew you were going out and had to wear a pretty dress, you’d shave your legs, right? So why wouldn’t you mow the lawn in the summertime when the days are nice to be out in? It’s not a hard job to do, and no real technique is required, so there’s no excuse not to trim the lawn down before it turns into a chaotic jungle.
Clear out the garage
We are all guilty of using the garage as a dumping zone to throw all of our items that no longer serve a purpose to us, but still feel the need to keep hold of them for one reason or another. This is a very bad trap to fall into because sooner or later you won’t even be able to open your garage door without everything spilling out. So although the job may be a very daunting one – sort through everything you have stored away, and decide whether you should keep, throw away, or sell.
Hooks and shelves
A smart way to save up valuable space while having somewhere to store your gardening tools, is to get some hooks and floating shelves. They don’t take up any room, and yet they can handle a decent amount of weight and items, so get hanging a few of these up in all the necessary places.
Now you know how to give your home the best kind of makeover, use all the tips and trick however you see fit.