Have you ever woken up, prepared your coffee, looked around your living room while drinking the coffee, and thought how your home could use some freshening up? If so, you should know that not all home makeovers require a huge budget. With a bit of creativity, time, and dedication, you can make your home look as good as new. So, if you could use some inspiration, here are a couple of creative ways in which you could freshen up your home.
We all tend to leave out the things we use a lot, but if you want your home to look fresh, the first thing you need to do is declutter. So, put everything back to its place, find a place for those items that don’t have it, and get rid of everything you no longer use. If you have a study room, keep it organized by filing all your important documents and keeping all your pens and other office supplies in drawers. Next, give away the clothes that you don’t wear anymore, and don’t leave your shoes scattered in the hallway. In the bathroom, have a special place for all your makeup and other beauty products. You’ll be surprised at how nicer your home will look once you clean it and organize it.
When it comes to your furniture, the least expensive thing you could do is rearrange it a bit. It only takes a few minutes, and it can give your room a whole new appearance. However, rearranging doesn’t mean just moving it around – if you have a bookshelf with books, you can organize your books by color, which is something your guests will definitely notice whenever they come to visit. You can do the same thing with coffee cups, picture frames, figurines, or anything else that you have plenty of. Also, if there is an older furniture piece that you love, you can also restore it and give it a fresh new look.
The pillows and rugs
Pillows and rugs are usually the things that make our home feel more comfortable, personal, and stylish. But they are also the things that can easily change the appearance of the entire room. Your old sofa can look as good as new if you throw in a couple of textured pillows, and your armchair can be brought to life with a nice pillow that matches its colors. Similarly, a nice rug can bring into your home a sense of warmth and make your living room appear more “complete”. Plus, you can find plenty of soft round rugs in many beautiful colors – one of them is bound to be perfect for your living room or bedroom.
The details matter
You know what they say – it’s the little things that matter. So, look around your home and see what little things you could do or add to make each room a bit more interesting. For example, you could frame your kids’ drawings in the kitchen, introduce a couple of scented candles or nice paintings in your bedroom, accent your bathroom with some brightly colored towels, or change your curtains in the living room. Those are subtle details, but they can make a big difference.
Breathe life into it
One of the best ways to freshen up your home is to bring some “actual” life into it. So, introduce some plants into your living room, place a couple of colorful flowers on your windowsills, and maybe even get a few herbs for your kitchen. Besides adding a pop of color, plants can also freshen up the atmosphere of your home and make it feel cozier. Moreover, if you can afford it and you love pets, you should also consider getting a couple of small parakeets – they don’t require a lot of attention, they are colorful, and their cheerful singing is bound to bring your home to life.
As you can see, you don’t need to spend a fortune in order to improve the look of your home. Declutter your home, rearrange your furniture a bit, add a couple of plants and decorations, and invest in a good rug and pillows. You’ll be amazed at how fresh, clean, and stylish your home will look after only a couple of these small changes.