Depending on the homeowner, a house’s ability to provide quality of life can go beyond the initial years of the stay. All homeowners need to do is change things up from time to time. While this can be done with a renovation or remodelling, it can be a little expensive to do, not to mention time-consuming.
Below are three ways to change the look of a room without having to remodel or renovate:
Putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls of your home is a great way to give your home a new look without breaking the bank.
An easy way to brighten up a room is to paint the walls in a lighter color. White or cream is a safe and versatile choice since it allows for more opportunities to play around with the furniture colors and the decor. Bold, louder color choices like canary yellow or an iridescent blue can be a great way to add personality to a room.
Walls don’t have to be painted one single color. Painting one wall a different color from the rest of the room creates a focal point that can instantly draw the eye to a particular area in the room. Another way to break the monotony is to paint a single horizontal stripe of color on the walls. This can also help make the room appear larger than it actually is.
To keep things interesting, use a stencil to paint patterns on the walls. Smaller patterns create the illusion of texture and create more depth to the walls. Larger patterns can help increase the feeling of space in the room.
Plants can help change the vibe of a room with just the immediate presence. And the best part of it is that it’s really cheap and easy to do. Simply pop an indoor plant like a fiddle leaf fig anywhere in a room, and notice the difference it makes.
Most plants thrive best when placed in well-lit areas, but there are other indoor plants that thrive in shade. Devil’s Ivy, for example, can be hung in a corner of a room that has limited exposure to sunlight and it will still grow.
A popular choice for most indoor plants nowadays is cacti and succulents. Because these plants are relatively low maintenance, most black-thumbed homeowners can rest easy knowing that these plants require little watering and care.
Decor & Accessories
Adding some decor and home accessories can instantly refresh the aesthetics of a room. It all depends on what gets added (or removed) to make it feel more lively.
Living rooms, for example, don’t need new furniture to feel new. Changing throw pillow covers can make a sofa or couch look brand new. Replacing coffee table books periodically can also be a great way to create a different feel for the living room without having to buy a new coffee table.
Rugs and carpets can also inject new life to a room for next to nothing. Play up an accent color in a room with a rug that matches the accent, or breaks up an open floor concept with multiple rugs to define certain areas.