With day to day living homes and rooms within those homes can quickly look tired and dated. So to keep rooms looking fresh, up to date, and loved, there are several things you can do.
A dated color scheme to age even a newish build. So, take a good look at your color schemes. Are the colors you are using or used to keep with what you want the house to look and feel like? Are the colors dated, and are they letting the look and style down completely. If the colors are not doing it for you, decide what color you would like to have a room and start painting. As with everything, preparation is key to sand and clean walls before adding a new coat of paint. If you fail to prepare an area before new paintwork, you will notice flaking paint a few months down the line.
Having new flooring installed will give your home an immediate lift. Carpet is generally a great option. The cost to have new carpet installed will vary according to the type of carpet you select. Good quality carpets will breathe new life into any room within your home, no matter what style you are going for.
Furniture gets damaged and market (especially if you have young children or pets in the home) so, consider buying new pieces. You don’t have to replace everything in one go, and you don’t have to buy everything brand new. Why not have some fun restoring old pieces or hunting around sales and auctions for truly one-off, standout pieces that you can then integrate into your home. Painted furniture and quirky furniture will create focus and feature within any sized room.
If rooms are not working for you in their current layout, then why not switch them around a bit. Apart from the kitchen and the bathroom, rooms such as living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms will not cost much to change, and who knows, maybe the space will flow better for you and your family after you repurpose the rooms within your home.
Clean, white lines and simplicity may work wonders for you, but do not be afraid if it does not. Go for the color schemes that you want to use and do not hold back; this is your home, after all, the place where you come to hang out with family and friends, and the place where you come back to after a long day’s work.
Take a design course
If you are not feeling confident in your design abilities or vision, why not take a short interior design. Learning the basics of what it takes to put together a beautiful and stylish room, such as how to use lighting, and integrating shapes and colors that contrast; it will allow you to create the rooms you may have only seen in magazines before.