Upgrading your home does not have to mean hiring builders to spend months extending and improving your home. There are lots of ways you can make big changes without having to undergo the upheaval of a complete renovation. Here are five beautiful ways to upgrade your home.
Paint the Walls
Painting the walls will make a room look fresher and cleaner. You can update your home with a fresh coat of paint that matches your existing colour or go for a completely different colour to give your room a whole new look. One option that is very popular is to paint three of the walls in a single shade and then make a feature wall on the fourth using some vibrant wallpaper or an interesting pattern. Painting is one of the easiest DIY jobs to do and it is possible to finish a room or two over a weekend.
Replace the Doors
First impressions count and doors are the first thing your guests will see when they walk into a room. Therefore, it makes sense to upgrade your doors if you want that first impression to give off a wow factor. For example, oak internal doors look great and really elevate the look of a room. Oak doors can also improve the value of your home, making their purchase quite cost-effective. And with such a brilliant oak door selection available these days, you are likely to find something that will match your style and budget easily.
Invest In Some New Soft Furnishings
Soft furnishings can change the appearance of a room quickly and easily. A splash of colour can be added with cushions or a bright rug. You could even change your soft furnishings to match your new wall colour.
Clever Use of Mirrors
Mirrors can be used to change the appearance of a room if they are put in the most appropriate places. For example, you can use mirrors to bounce light around the room and make your space look brighter by placing them opposite the light source. Place a mirror behind the sofa if you want to create an illusion of space in a small room.
Change the Lighting
Changing the lighting can make a huge difference to a room and it is not difficult to do. If you want to make your room look cosy and welcoming, invest in a couple of table lamps, and use these instead of your main light. This will create a traditional feel in the room, especially if you use vintage-style lamps. To create a more modern atmosphere, bright lights work well, so use spotlights placed around the room and position them on any focal points you want to create. For the best of both worlds, a dimmer switch is a good idea. This way you can change your lighting to match your mood.
Try some of these beautiful ways to upgrade your home and see how much difference they can make to your living space.
Author: Ryan Byrne