Have you ever had the feeling in which your home looks a little stagnant and old, or perhaps you feel like a change is needed? For some people, this can serve as the precursor to renovating the living environment or even going for a completely new decorative effort. That’s great. But what if you’ve already done this not too long ago, or you finally have your home how you like it only to feel this way, still?
Well, there’s nothing wrong with feeling as though you need to update your home. For many of us, recent societal lockdowns meant that we had the time to become even more familiar with our living spaces than ever. There’s no shame in wanting a change, but what if you didn’t actually have to spend thousands in order to revivify a space, but a few direct and simple efforts could help it feel brand new again?
Luckily, you can achieve that with relatively little cost in time and energy. Without further ado, let’s discuss a few tips for achieving that:
Repainting & Varnishing
Repainting and varnishing some of the woodwork in your house can be a great idea. For instance, sanding and repainting your kitchen table or wooden staircase banister can allow you to paint it anew and totally revamp the aesthetic of the room in that way. This might sound like a small addition, but actually, it can make a tremendous difference.
Removing old wallpaper and repainting can also make a huge difference regarding how the natural light is applied and bounces around a room. Painting a new feature wall, a darker shade while brightening the others can be truly worthwhile. A new coat of paint doesn’t cost much in terms of financial investment, but it can make all the difference when revivifying your home space.
These expert tips related to excellent window cleaning can quite literally help your home seem brand new. This is because cleaning windows is even important if you encounter a lot of rainfall, as it might seem like this can do the job for you, but actually, dried rain on a window can lead to streaks and bad weather or even dusty summers can lead to a small film being applied to the window.
This not only denigrates the aesthetic of your home from both the inside and outside, but it hampers the gorgeous natural light you can use when decorating your home as appropriate. That might seem like a minor consideration, but you’ll likely be shocked by just how much of a difference this can make. Regular maintenance, as always, can help a home feel brand new.
Trimming Hedges & Tidying The Garden
Our gardens, front and back, can tend to become unruly if we’re not willing to take care of them. This is a small slice of nature, after all, which tends to grow and develop whether you like it or not.
Unfortunately, without care, a garden can begin to look unruly and can really denigrate how inviting it looks, as well as the exterior impact on your home’s aesthetic. This is why trimming the hedges, making sure that the garden is tended to, and developing a means by which to mow the lawn semi-regularly can be so helpful. Placing down weedkiller can help, as can pulling them when they find a way to sprout on or around your driveway. Little efforts like this tidy a space up and if this process hasn’t been enacted in a while, you’d be stunned at how effective it can be.
A Big Throw-Out
Most homeowners find it all too easy to collect possessions and that which we lovingly call ‘stuff.’ The thing is, it’s very easy for this ‘stuff’ to accumulate. Most of us have drawers somewhere in the house that are randomly kept with a range of little items we may not have touched for months. We may use our garage, under-stairs storage, basements or attic to hold goods that we think we may need one day but haven’t so far.
It can be worthwhile to apply a rule to your property that states if you haven’t used an item within six months, and it has no value, and you have no future plans for it (like potentially replacing something), then throw it out, give it to charity, or sell it. This can potentially totally renew how much space you have in your home to use. Even if this might be a 20% improvement, you’ve given yourself a huge amount of new space to deal with, and have quite literally given yourself more home to use.
With this advice, we hope you can help a home feel brand new through a range of worthwhile organizational and decorative efforts.