New Year New Vibe: Budget Friendly Makeover For Your Home
By Dipti Nair
We are stepping into the last month of the year, and with a new year fast approaching, it is an ideal moment to reimagine and revitalize your living space. Transforming your living space doesn't necessarily require a major overhaul or relocation. Simple, cost-effective changes can yield significant results, breathing new life into your home.
For a head start on infusing a fresh vibe into your home, consider following these steps and ring in the new year with fresh cheer.
Give your walls a fresh coat of paint
Breathe new life into your home by giving it a fresh coat of paint – it’s the easiest makeover trick in the book. The first thing anyone notices about a house is its color. If you don’t want the hassle to repaint your whole house, try repainting just one wall. it's a budget-friendly and transformative move that instantly revitalizes your space. If you have an all-white room, an accent wall can instantly refresh how the room looks and feels. If time and budget allows, go for repainting doors and wooden trims.
Reupholster your couches and chairs
Is your couch looking worn out or drab? You don’t need to spend a bundle to buy a new sofa set. Instead call in the experts and get your furniture reupholstered. Reupholstery is the practice to remove all your furniture’s fabric and replacing it with new fabric, giving your furniture a new life. You can also match all your soft furnishings and give your home a complete makeover at a fraction of the cost. Plus by reducing wastage, you are being responsible and eco-friendly. Win-win.
Repurpose and upcycle furniture
Think out of the box. Don’t buy new furniture, instead try giving your existing furniture a new look. Repurposing or upcycling old furniture is a great way to reduce waste and add a unique touch to your home. You can paint wooden furniture in bright, vibrant hues, change the knobs of shelves, or take out the door of a cupboard, replace with a glass door and turn it into a showcase. Pair two stools to create a unique table arrangement, or give an old table a new lease on life by shortening its legs to transform it into a stylish coffee table. If DIY is not your thing, call in the professionals for a better finished product.
Create more green spaces
Add a breath of fresh air to your home by bringing in some indoor plants. They not only purify the air but also create a calm and soothing atmosphere. Mix things up by using plants and planters of different sizes, shapes and colors. You can also decorate your side tables or the corners of your rooms using plants or fake flowers, giving your home a comfy and inviting feel. Elevate your outdoor spaces and gardens with seasonal plants and flowers, or call in a professional gardener to add new landscaping.
Change the lighting
Lighting can completely transform the ambiance of your room, affect your mood and make the décor stand out. First step is to replace outdated fixtures with modern ones. Add lamps in corners and tables to illuminate dark corners. Use ambient, task and accent lighting as required. Ambient lighting illuminates the room overall, task lighting is directed to specific areas for certain tasks and accent lighting highlights décor. Call in a handyman and change your home aesthetics with the right lighting.
Rearrange your furniture
Bored of your existing furniture? Instead of investing in new pieces, why not just move it around a bit. A new arrangement can give your room a new look and feel. Identify the focal point of your room and move things around it. Move the largest pieces of furniture first and then the smaller pieces. You can also experiment by moving furniture between rooms for a complete change. Play around with different layouts to see what works best for you. You can also save yourself from the back-breaking task of moving heavy furniture between floors by seeking professional assistance.
Get new curtains
Curtains have the ability to make a smaller room look larger or a large space feel more cozy. They can control the incoming natural light in your room, compliment the features and add to the ambience of the room. You can choose from different types, styles, materials and color to suit your interior design style or mood.
Add a carpet or rug
Are you staying in a rental and hate the flooring? You don’t have to spend a bundle to replace your tiling. Instead get wall-to-wall carpets or carpet tiles which are comfortable and add an elegant look to the room. You can also go for rugs to anchor certain areas of your room. Rugs add character to a room and can enhance your décor.
Get deep cleaning done
Sometimes all a home needs to feel new and fresh is deep cleaning. You may be regularly cleaning your house but only a proper deep cleaning can eliminate the hidden dirt, dust, grime, grease, soap, scum and other gunk. Deep cleaning is more than just wiping down surfaces, it also sanitizes and disinfects surfaces making your house look and smell fresh and clean.
Follow these tips and give your house a new look for the new year.
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