Do you remember how you felt when you first moved into your home? You were probably caught up in a whirlwind of emotions and looking forward to putting down roots and making that house your home. As you settle into a property, and you get into the groove of everyday life, a lack of time and general wear and tear can take their toll. You might find that you haven’t had time to get around to completing those half-done DIY jobs, you might not make as much effort to keep your home tidy as you once did, and you may have fallen out of love with decor that at the time was bang on-trend. If your home could do with a little TLC, and you crave that warm and fuzzy feeling you got when you looked around for the first time, here are some top tips to bear in mind.
Injecting curb appeal
When you get used to living somewhere, and you don’t have a huge amount of free time, it’s very easy to let things slide, and this can affect the aesthetic of your home. If your lawn is overgrown, the driveway is missing tiles, the window frames are chipped, or your front door has seen better days, there are some incredibly simple and inexpensive ways to add serious curb appeal. Freshen up the paintwork, mow the lawn, and replace damaged paving. Finally, add some planters to the porch or hang some window boxes or hanging baskets.
Finishing off those niggling DIY jobs
If you’ve got rooms that are adorned with wallpaper you never really liked, your bathroom suite could do with a facelift, you’ve got cupboard doors that don’t close, or shelves that are sat on the floor, rather than hanging on the wall, now is the time to create a list and work through it. You might be able to do a lot of the jobs yourself, or you may need help from experts with tasks like bathtub and sink refinishing. Tackle simple tasks that are within your grasp, and look for firms in your local area to take on any jobs that are suited to professionals. Ask for recommendations from neighbors and colleagues, and read reviews online before you make a decision.
Switching up your color palette
If you’re bored of your decor, and you’re looking for a simple, affordable way to switch things up, choosing a different colorway is a great idea. You can embrace all kinds of different trends from the natural look and understated minimalist designs to opulent boutique hotel vibes or colorful retro looks. Browse interior magazines and blogs for inspiration, channel your own personal style, and think about how you use each room. Color can have a significant impact on our moods, so opt for relaxing, calming tones for bedrooms and bathrooms and add splashes of colors that stimulate the senses and promote optimism and happiness to kitchens, offices, and children’s playrooms.
Has your home lost that loving feeling? Is it looking a little tired? Could it do with some TLC? If so, you don’t have to spend a fortune or devote every single weekend to DIY to make it look brand new.