If you want your home to look amazing, you don’t need to shell out a fortune. You don’t need to go out and buy a whole new load of furniture and accessories. With the 15 tricks in this guide, you can make your home look amazing quickly and even if you’re on a budget. Choose a few of them and you won’t believe how much better your home can look!
Let In More Natural Light
Start by letting in more natural light. You can do this by getting a new set of window treatments, such as curtains or a good blind. You could even remove them all together if you have a nice enough window. Natural light has many benefits on your home; it’s much better than artificial lighting, and it’ll make the whole space look larger. Not to mention, you’ll feel happier and more productive under the influence of natural light! It really does make a difference.
Add Plants, Flowers, And Fruit
Adding life to your home will literally bring it to life. You can do this with a selection of plants, flowers, and fruits. If you’d rather not replace these things all the time, then you can buy low maintenance plants, and even fake flowers that don’t look fake at all. They help to add color and bring the outside in, which also has psychological benefits on your mood.
Try A Little Feng Shui
Feng Shui is an ancient practice that you may have heard of. With this practice, you make sure your home is laid out in a way that allows the energy to flow freely and naturally. It might sound like a load of hippy mumbo jumbo, but at the very least it can make your home’s lay out make much more sense. You will need to do things like make sure your bed is in the ‘command’ position facing the door. You’ll also need to make sure your mirrors are placed appropriately. You can find a ton of tutorials on the subject online, so you can easily rearrange your home in a way designed to bring more positivity to your life. There’s no harm in trying it!
Add A Feature Wall Or Two
A feature wall or two is a must in any home. Some people even like to have them in every room, but you don’t want to go OTT. The feature wall is basically the wall that people first see when they enter a room. Their eye is drawn to it, usually because there’s something special or interesting about it when compared to the rest of the room.
If you want to create your own feature wall, you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like. You could simply paint it a different color, or wallpaper it. You could paint a mural, or hang lots of pictures. The way you do it is totally up to you!
Keep It Clean And Clutter Free
Keeping your home free of grunge and clutter will always make it look amazing, no matter what your furniture and color scheme is like right now. Try to get into the routine of doing cleaning work as you go along, if possible. Wipe down the sides and wash the dishes as you use them. If you leave mess and dirt around for too long, you’ll likely to get in touch with a pest control service to help you get rid of the critters that come to stay.
De cluttering can be a brilliant way to make your home look better too. Be really vigilant about the items you bring into your home. Don’t create too much visual clutter with lots of little accessories. If you haven’t de cluttered for a while, set aside a day to do it. Go through your draws, wardrobe, and anywhere else that may have unwanted items. You can either sell these or give them away. What matters is that you get rid of them if you haven’t used them for a while. Keeping things ‘just in case’ even though you haven’t used them for a long time is pretty crazy. Try to live a more minimalistic life and be smart about spending your money on home accessories.
Incorporate A Lot More Texture
Although you don’t want to create visual clutter, you do want to make sure you have lots of texture in your home. This instantly stops it from looking flat and boring. The more texture your home has, the cozier and more interesting it appears to be. It can also look more professionally put together. Without texture, a home can look cold and unappealing. You can layer things up to play with heights too.
Use Items Unexpectedly
Instead of using items as you would usually use them, how about using them unexpectedly? You may need to alter and upcycle a few items to do this, but there’s a tutorial for everything and it can be a lot of fun! Start using things like off centre shelves and suitcases as coffee tables. You could even use crates as storage, or make a bed from wooden pallets. The more you do this the more interesting your home will appear! These projects are usually super cheap to do too.
Give It A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Sometimes, all you need is a fresh coat of paint to perk up the interior of your home. The key to making sure the paint looks great is to really focus on the gloss to matte ratio. It shouldn’t be too glossy or too matte, but it can depend on the sort of look you’re going for.
To get the right shade, you need to be smart. It’s worth buying a few sample pots and placing small amounts in the room you want to paint. Then you can look at the paint at different times of day, to make sure it doesn’t turn into a color you hate during day/night. Bear in mind that when you decide to use richer colors of paint on the wall, it usually calls for lighter items of furniture to balance things out.
Create A Larger Look With Mirrors
Want to create a larger look in your home, and reflect light more effectively? Mirrors can do this for you. Choosing a large mirror for the room you want to make look bigger will help. Before you buy your mirror, make sure you check it out properly first. Some mirrors do not show a ‘true image’.
Use Larger Cushions
Instead of using small cushions, use large oversized and overstuffed cushions on your sofa and bed. These kinds of cushions look more expensive, so you’ll instantly add an element of luxury to your home by doing it. If you don’t want to replace your cushions, you could simply try adding more stuffing to the ones you have.
Use Some Interesting Artwork
Every home needs a little artwork. Buying one huge piece for your bedroom or living room could be an option. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It could be something you find at a flea market or even something you’ve painted yourself! As long as you enjoy looking at it, that’s the main thing. Art can have some amazing effects on the brain too, so you can consider your home healthier when you incorporate it.
Splurge On Just One Thing
You don’t need to spend lots of money on replacing everything in your home. A single investment can make all the difference! Figure out your budget and then choose one thing to invest in. It could be a piece of art like we just talked about, or it could be a great light fixture or a cool rug. It’s up to you!
Introduce An Unusual Shape
So that your home isn’t all just a blur of circles and squares, try to introduce an unusual shape every now and again. Perhaps this could be an unusual vase or light fixture.
Pull Your Furniture Away From The Wall
Your furniture needs breathing room. It doesn’t matter how big or small your home is, giving your furniture room to breathe is really important. If you shove it all against the wall like so many people do, then you’ll make your home feel cramped and small. By spacing things out a little more and pulling away from the wall, your home will instantly feel less claustrophobic.
Upgrade Your Hardware
Something as simple as replacing your hardware can make the difference too. Perhaps your door could do with some new handles, or you could replace the pulls on your drawers. Hardware is cheap enough to replace and can make any room look completely different! You could give your home more of an element of luxury, or even make it look more fun.
Hopefully you enjoyed these 15 tricks to make your home look amazing, and you’ll use some of them next time you want to upgrade your decor. Many of them are super simple and cheap to follow so you shouldn’t have a problem trying them out!
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