Spending more time in your home over winter may have left you feeling like you need to update your house to give it a new lease of life. If a remodel is financially unavailable to you at present, you will be pleased to learn of ways to update your home in a more budget-friendly way through interior design that will make you happy. Here are three ways to reawaken your love for your home, and the good news? They are all quick fixes that can make a big impact.
Move your furniture
Moving your furniture to different places in the home will alter your surroundings and help you see the room with fresh eyes – and its free! Not only will you be able to make a room look completely different, but there are also additional benefits:
You save your flooring from being affected by the same pattern of foot traffic wear and tear.
You can take advantage of the different seasonal daylight and how you utilize the room (summer sun may glare your television screen, but provide the ideal light for reading in, for example).
You will be able to give the room a thorough and deep clean when you move the furniture.
Define the areas
If your room is used in a variety of ways, you can add accessories to define the areas. For example, think about how your kitchen is used. You may have a kitchen diner, and be able to define the eating area by swapping out the spotlights in that area of the room for wall sconces that provide a softer and more intimate light for meal times. Similarly, where you need task lighting over your kitchen island, change the spots for contemporary pendant lights to define the space. Lighting no longer needs to be utilitarian; rather it can be used to make a statement to help define your room’s usage. Check out modern light and living retailer Lumens for inspiration, and see the variety of styles, materials and effects that can be achieved by the lighting options that are available to you. Lumens is proud to host a selection of some of the very best designers.
Make a statement
The most ordinary of rooms can be reinvigorated with the addition of a statement piece. This does not have to be anything extravagant; rather it just needs to be something that commands your attention when you enter the room. You may have a wall that you can make into a feature with wallpaper or even paint a color that you love in your lounge, or perhaps you can add a dramatic floor to ceiling mirror to reflect the light and give the illusion of a greater sized space.
It can be easy to fall out of love with your home, but with these quick and inexpensive updates, you can reignite the positivity that you once felt for it. A break is as good as a rest, and by breaking away from the norm, you will be experiencing your home with a fresh outlook. Moving furniture to different positions, and defining the space with the addition of statement accessories gives the opportunity to add color and style without busting the budget.