Do you still feel the same excitement about your home as you did when you first bought it? Do you feel excited and refreshed when you spend time in your house, or bored?
After a few years, it may be time to give your home a facelift. We’re talking about a simple makeover, not a complete renovation that will cost you thousands of dollars. These tips are simple but effective for reviving the space where you spend a lot of time.
Let’s dive in.
1. Brighten up Your Wall Colors
If you want to feel calm, refreshed and relaxed in your home, natural light is vital. If you notice that certain areas of your home are a bit dark, the paint on the walls may not be reflecting enough light.
Paint colors that are brighter and add some light to rooms with less windows will also be more effective. If you want your home to feel more alive, give it a fresh paint job in the hallways, bathrooms, and enclosed spaces.
Consider these colors if you want to brighten up your home:
* Yellow for bedrooms and bathrooms
* Light, soft grey for calm spaces
* Bright white for areas that you want to open.
2. Get Rid of the Clutter
Clutter doesn’t just make your home feel depressing and old – it affects your brain.
According to Sherri Bourg-Carter, psychologist at Psychology Today, clutter overwhelms your brain by exposing it to excessive stimuli. This overloads your brain, causing fatigue and stress.
You’ll have to get rid of some junk if you want your home to be a place you can relax and recharge. You can use Marie Kondo’s “spark joy” or another method, but you should eliminate the clutter.
Start clearing out these top areas today:
* Your messy entryway
* Kitchen counters
* Closets that are overflowing
* Your eyesore of a garage
* Disorganized desks and workspaces
* That one “junk drawer”
You don’t need to declutter all at once. You’ll find it’s not so overwhelming if you take the process step by step.
3. Enjoy More Fun and Hobbies at Home
Many of us create a home that is practical, but without fun. It’s difficult to be excited about a home that doesn’t welcome guests or aligned with hobbies you enjoy.
Consider turning a less-used space into a versatile recreational room. Look over a pool table buying guide to find just the right accent for the space or research foosball tables for when your friends come over. If you don’t like games, you might want to install a home theatre or something else to entertain you and your friends.
It’s important to welcome fun into your house with open arms. Your home is not just for cooking, sleeping, eating and general living. It can also be a place of fun.
4. Personalization is not a bad idea
Many homeowners are so focused on making their home “good-looking” that they neglect to consider what makes their home theirs.
What makes you feel excited and refreshed?
If you are an extrovert you may want a space that stimulates your senses. This could be done with pictures, patterns, and decorations. If you are more introverted, you may want something more muted and soothing.
Consider adding a little personality to your home. Choose accents with meaning, not just those that are aesthetically pleasing.
Here are some simple and easy ways to add a little personality to your home.
* Display accomplishments that bring you pride
* Add artwork that’s special, not just generic
* Put up some memorabilia from past experiences
To Sum Up
Your home should be a place where you can recharge your batteries and enjoy spending time. If you are no longer excited about your home or worse, if you feel anxious in it, it’s time to make changes.