When your home interiors don’t even come close to matching the dream home in your imagination it can really get you down.
Whilie it’s not always possible to gut your house entirely and start again, you can choose on area at a time to revamp. This should help you fall in love with your home again, and if you concentrate on one sectin at a time your bank balance will thank you.
Start with an area you spend a lot of time in
If your kitchen skills are a bit more crisp sandwich than choux bun, then there’s no sense in givng the kitchen a makeover first!
I’d love a perfect bedroom, but no one would see it, so that’s the last thing on my list. The lounge is where I spend most of my time, and the place where I bring my guests, so it’s at the top of my list.
A light room will give the impression of a large room. I like to try and get as much natural light in as possible. If you’ve got a house that’s naturall a bit low on light, try and have have white and light coloured decor.
Another option, if you’ve got the budget for it is to replace your windows. Even if you’ve already got double glazed windows, you might want to get some new ones.
I’ve found old-fashioned style windows that are leaded. They can be hard to clean well, which in turn makes your house look dull on the outside and dingy on the inside. Try plain windows with a white frame for maximum light.
Creating space by binning (or hiding) the clutter will make you whole house look infinitely bigger.
Cleasr surfaces, keep everything in cupboards out of sight. If you run out of space in yout drawers and cupboards, either streamline their contents or buy more storage. The hack to keeping spaces uncluttered is having a place for everything, and everything in its place. This is a rule I can’t always adhere to, but when I make the effort, my house looks amazing.
Get the right accessories
If your budget is small, it shouldn’t be wasted on large changes. Instead, go for little changes that are affordable. You’d be amazed what some new curtains and bedding can do.
Use the accessories to make each room look welcoming. I’d love a large plush headboard in my bedroom. We’re hoping to change our bed soon, so that will be the time to buy it.
I find mirrors in each room give the illusion of more space, while also making the decor look well thought out.
Add a lick of paint
If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with painting the walls. Either refresh what’s up there or go for a change, your room will look noticeablt better and more modern. Browse Pinterest for colur theme inspiration.
Whatever you decide to do, work out what it will cost and make sure that matches your budget. There is nothing worse than half done DIY!