Our homes are that one place we all look forward to coming back to after a long day at work or a particularly frantic trip. As lovely as coming home is, every now and then there are points where we feel the whole place needs to be refreshed. A lot of people regularly look for a different style that reflects their changing tastes and outlook. If you’re wondering about how you’re going to give a new character to your home, you’ll be happy to know there are countless ways to do this! Below, I’ve listed some of the best ways to give your home an entirely new look. Enjoy!
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These days, we have better access to information on any given subject than ever before, so make sure you get your fill! After browsing just a few blogs and magazines, you’ll be full of easy, yet very effective tips for interior design. You might want to paint small rooms in lighter colours to make them feel larger. Mixing the patterns in a certain room can also give it an interesting contrast between old and new, or anything else you like. Like a lot of people, you may feel like you want a change, but have no idea what kind of change you’re after! We’re not all creative types, but you’ll be surprised how quickly inspiration can flow with a bit of stimulus. Here are some great ideas to get you started.
It would be lovely for some of us to be able to change the interior of our homes whenever we like, but for many this isn’t practical or affordable. While a giant mural on your lounge wall may be out of reach, you can still tweak and experiment with the character of your home through smaller changes. Remember my tale of a cushion article? My literary brilliance might be a bit tough to keep up with, but the main idea was the importance of bed styling and fabric. This is a fairly easy feature of your home to change, and can have an incredibly potent effect on the overall feel. A great place to start would be www.homespacedirect.com
It’s easy to focus on the interior, but don’t forget your garden when looking to morph the feel of your home. The garden is one of the easiest areas to refresh. Simple things such as screening off your compost heap and wheelie bins tidy it all up. Adding in a statue or a few new pot plants will throw in more curiosity to your patch of green. If you hate getting your hands dirty (or anywhere near spiders) then another simple trick is to add some subtle, stylish lighting. Have a look at www.lightingforgardens.com for some great ideas.
With these tips, and a little exploration of your own, soon you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the new, refreshed home you’re looking for. Whatever you want your home to express, there are several routes you can take. You’ll be astounded by how creative you can be with a little inspiration!