So you want to freshen up your home but don’t know where to start? Are you bamboozled by those crazy renovation reality TV shows? It really does not need to be that hard… unless you’ve specifically bought a house that’s a renovator’s dream, that is. For everyone else, here are five simple hacks to freshen up your home today.
1. Think Turf
One of the first things you notice about a home is its exterior, especially the yard. Have a think about your grass. It is more weed than grass? Browner than those left-overs in the fridge at work? Patchier than Kristen Stewart’s acting career? Then it’s high time you seriously looked into doing some work on your yard. Luckily, the really tough jobs can be taken care of by a company like Hancey’s Turf – see here for more information about how a turf installation service could provide the facelift your lawn needs.
2. Bathe a Wall in Colour
Why do people still do feature walls? Because they are fantastic! A feature wall can really add that extra something to your home. Choose something a tad darker for your TV or media room to enhance the colours of the TV. Select something lighter for living and entertainment areas to add vitality, warmth and a feeling of spaciousness. The beauty of feature walls is that they are inexpensive, they can be done in a long weekend, and they look great!
3. Choose Décor
Would your grandmother be proud of your hanging macramé flower pot? If you can answer ‘yes’ to this question, then it’s time you invested in new décor and decorations in your home. Rusts, aquas and yellows are really in vogue right now, and you simply can’t go wrong with white. Have a browse at some fresh décor ideas for your home. You’ll be amazed at the results.
4. Get the Fruit, Brew the Coffee
What’s one of the first things you notice when you go to an open home? There’s always the smell of fresh coffee brewing in the kitchen and a bowl of fresh flowers on the bench or table. Why? Because it’s these simple things that freshen a room and make it feel all the more homely. Fresh fruit on the table, especially if it’s displayed in a new fruit bowl, can really transform your dining room. Consider this inexpensive, easy idea to freshen your home today.
5. Rug Up
A rug ties a room together, bringing together all the elements. It can make a hard floor soft, make carpet seem more inviting, and add that extra ‘something’ to almost any room in the house. Rugs aren’t just heavy Persians anymore. You’ll be amazed at the selection of rugs that can give your home that fresh feeling. Why not spend an evening online and seeing what would look good on your floor?
What tips do you have for freshening up your home? Do you have any easy ideas for freshening a particular part of your home? Share your ideas in the comments below.