No renovations are needed! 5 great ways to quickly spruce up your place.
Many of us dream of renovating our homes and making some grand alterations, either because we truly need a functional change, or because we just feel like it. There’s no right or wrong reason here, but the truth is that while you might want to renovate your home, your budget might dictate otherwise. After all, knocking down a wall or two to create an open floor plan might sound like a great idea at first, but it’s undoubtedly going to set you back a pretty penny.
Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to reinvent your living environment. If you have a small living room, then you can introduce smart storage. If the kitchen cabinets are old and worn out, you don’t need to buy new ones. And if the bathroom is crying for a makeover, well, we have an idea or two that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Here’s what you can do to spruce up your place with zero renovations.
Introduce fresh, bright colors
Without a doubt, the best way to reinvent your living environment and breathe new life into the space is to add a fresh coat of paint. This goes for the interior and the exterior, but repainting both might take more than a single weekend. Repainting the interior is definitely something you can do on your own over the weekend, even though it will take up all of your free time.
To start, choose your new colors. Typically, if you’re working with limited space and if you want to let the décor come to life, you’d want to repaint it in a neutral hue like a pure white or off-white color. You can also make the space look and feel more capacious with bright pastels, but if you’re trying to create a more intimate setting, then you can go with darker, earthy tones.
That said, don’t forget that you can also opt for removable wallpaper, which gives you a wide range of options and is cheap and easy to put up, as well.
Make small updates for a big impact
Beauty is always in the details, no matter if you are editing your closet for the season or if you’re trying to rejuvenate your entire home. Keep in mind that there are plenty of small changes you can make that will make a big impact, and most importantly, they won’t set you back financially.
Consider the kitchen first. Instead of replacing the cabinetry altogether, why not remove the doors completely to create open cabinets, or swap them out for glass doors? Then, remove all the old hardware (everywhere, not just in the kitchen) and put sleek new ones in their place.
Or how about the bathroom? Retiling can be an expensive chore, but you can use a steam cleaner to give the tiles a deep clean and make them look new. After that, replace the showerhead, add a new mirror above the vanity, install LED lights, and add a potted plant in the corner. And voila, you have a Scandi bathroom.
Use this approach in every room in your home and you will have no problem making small changes that will have a big impact.
Pay special attention to the floors
One of the most important considerations when rejuvenating your home is how the floors look and feel. Exposed flooring is almost never fun to look at, nor is it comfortable to stand on or walk on all day long, plus there is no aesthetic element to them. However, if you add rugs into the mix, you can completely transform the look and feel of every room. This is a very popular style trend across the world nowadays, and especially in bustling metropolises where homeowners need a way to bring peace and comfort to their busy city lives.
For instance, you can find amazing rugs from Hong Kong in various styles, patterns, and textures that you can introduce into your living environment. You can combine beautiful eastern patterns with almost any design approach in your home, both a modern one and a rustic one to create a more eclectic décor scheme and bring a completely new living environment to life.
Declutter home and your life
It should go without saying that one of the best things you can do for your home and your life, in general, is to declutter. Remember, physical clutter quickly becomes emotional baggage, and the more you let it accumulate the more it starts to weigh down on your mind and soul. Plus, it makes the whole place look nasty.
So, be sure to banish clutter from your life and you will automatically create a more beautiful, peaceful, and capacious living environment. Don’t think about it, just throw it away – you could even look into hiring a skip bin online if you know you’re going to be throwing away a lot of things during this declutter – or donate it to someone in need.
Embrace the Scandi design
Lastly, if you are looking to transform your home into a stress-free sanctuary but you’re reluctant to put in a giant waterfall in the middle of your living room, don’t worry, you simply need to embrace the Scandi design.
To introduce the popular Scandi design into your living environment, make sure to enforce symmetry in the space, let plenty of natural light in, add greenery in every room, and use natural elements on the furniture, covers, throws, and more. Keep in mind that Scandi thrives on nature, peace, and tranquility, and the more natural elements you introduce, the more peaceful your home will become.
Over to you
Renovating your home is a chore, and oftentimes it’s needlessly expensive. Sprucing up your home, however, can completely transform your life in the long run, so don’t hesitate to use these tips to quickly rejuvenate your interior in the peaceful living environment you always wanted.
Derek Lotts is an experienced freelance writer and blogger. His main areas of interest are a small business, home improvement, and sustainable living. He strongly believes in the power of sharing knowledge and ideas through the mediums of modern technology.