Simple Tips to Refresh Your Home

October 1, 2018

 

You don't need thousands of dollars to fully refurbish your home to make it feel new again. Instead, you can DIY a lot of features in your house to help spruce it up for the upcoming season. Whether you plan to sell your home, have guests over, or are just tired of how drab it's been feeling lately, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to refresh your space:

 

CLEAN + DECLUTTER


Throw out all of the junk taking up space! You'd be surprised by how much more inviting your home will look when you remove the collection of accumulated stuff that has piled up over the years and finally get to see your home's features.  Store what you don't need/use in either the attic, basement, or in a storage unit. After you've decluttered, be sure to finish it off by cleaning your home. Clean windows, walls, and the floors for the best results. 

 

BRING IN NATURAL LIGHT


Do you have heavy curtains covering your windows? Bring them down! Not only will this make your space feel bigger by removing stuff off the walls, it'll also feel alive again with all of the natural light that pours in. 

 

ADD FRESH PAINT


Nothing refreshes a home like a new coat of paint. If you have dark dull colors, opt for lighter tones. Covering up stains on the walls, or drab old paint, can help your house feel brand new.

 

ADD TILE


Consider adding a tile backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get beautiful results. Be sure you get tiles that compliment the colors in the space.

 

ADD COLOR


Although neutral colors are always recommended as the base of any home decor, don't be afraid to compliment your neutrals with a pop of color. You can add it throughout the home by using flowers, pillows, decor, or even light curtains that are staged on the sides of your windows. 

 

CHANGE OUT FIXTURES + HARDWARE


You'd be surprised what a difference new hardware on cabinets can make!  Make your bathroom or living room pop by installing a new light fixture. If you moved into a place that still has the same stock hardware or fixtures, replace them and add a little creativity with the new pieces you have installed. 

 

REARRANGE FURNITURE

 

Head to Pinterest and get inspired for new living room, bedroom, or dining room arrangements. Most homeowners decorate "incorrectly" when it comes to standard staging rules. View a variety of furniture set-ups on social media and let it motivate you to rearrange your space. You don't have to buy lots of new furniture to make a drastic change.

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