Tuesday, October 10, 2017

5 Ways to Give Your Home An Instant Lift

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However much we love our homes, we all look around sometimes and feel dissatisfied. Seasons change, styles come and go, and tastes can adapt and grow over time. Suddenly, a home décor trend you invested in five years ago no longer fits with your style; your furniture looks shabby rather than shabby chic, and the paintwork is in need of a serious refresh.

In an ideal world, we’d all have endless hours and expanding budgets to work on making our homes perfect, but in reality, we lead busy lives and other responsibilities. If you’re tired of your home, here are five things you can do to give your space an instant lift.

Half Paint Your Walls
Painting the upper or lower half of your walls can give the illusion of a taller ceiling, even if you don’t have crown molding. Plus, it only requires half the amount of effort, so it’s win-win. Choose a bold color for a statement wall or softer hues for a calmer space. Use tape to create a straight line about three or four feet from your ceiling, and get painting. Check out these walls on Pinterest for inspiration.

Add Patterns
Adding a patterned rug, cushion, or shower curtain to any room is the easiest way to give it a spruce-up. You can change the entire look of your home by changing up the accessories. Why not create a mood board to help you decide on your new theme for each room?

Redress Your Bed
As we all know, making your bed each morning can set the tone for your entire day, making you more productive and adding to your sense of wellbeing. However, if you’re tired of looking at the same old sheets, you’ll be less inclined to want to relax in your bedroom, and less inspired to keep it tidy.

Treat yourself to a variety of beautiful cushions and covers, and dress your bed like they do in hotels. You don’t have to spend loads of money on new bedding, but refreshing it will give both you and your bedroom an instant lift.

Add Plants
There are many benefits to adding plants to your home. Not only do they serve as natural decorations that will never go out of style, but they also help to purify the air and make your space more relaxing. With that in mind, spend a few dollars on some pot plants for your home, and feel the benefit for years to come. 

Invest in Your Garden
Your outside space is important too, and even during colder seasons you want to be able to look out on a garden you’re proud of. A small table and chairs, some outdoor lighting and a few potted plants can work wonders at making over the smallest of spaces, but what if you’ve done all of that and you still feel something is missing?

Garden trellis and fence panels can transform the look of your garden, plus they provide handy shade during the summer and provide more privacy. The Garden Trellis Company works with your budget and style to create a bespoke trellis. Alternatively, you can purchase pre-made, expertly crafted panels from their online store.

So, now you're inspired to make small changes, you can start transforming your living space. Just remember: it takes time to make a house a home, and you may never feel like it's completely finished. Try to see it as an ongoing project rather than a problem, and get stuck in. 
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