Sometimes, no matter how much you love your home, it’s just not quite right. Maybe it feels unfinished and you want to do some small things to make it feel more you? If you fancy making bigger changes, you can look at something like getting bifold doors to let lots of light in, but this is a more expensive way to improve your home. I wanted to talk about some cheaper, quicker things you can do in the meantime.
Paint your walls
Painting walls is something that can be done really cheaply and fairly quickly, but makes a big difference to the overall look of a room. If you’re a calm, relaxed sort of person you may want to go for a pale, block colour, if you’re more of a vibrant personality perhaps you’ll choose a really bright turqouise, yellow or red. If you have three white/off white walls and one smaller feature wall it’s even easier to change the look of the room whenever you feel like it, by simply repainting that one wall.
Buy a new rug
A big rug really changes the look of a room. I love a coloured rug that goes with the rest of my colour scheme and helps to bring the room together. I’m looking for a pink and grey patterned rug to go in the middle of my living room.
Change your accessories
My living room, when I get my house, will be grey, pale pink and copper. All of my accessories are copper, meaning if I fancy a change it’s really easy to change the colour scheme by getting different cushion covers, a new lightshade and a couple of candle holders. My kitchen is all red, with red plates, glasses, mugs, and even my kettle and toaster are red. I can easily change the look of my kitchen by just changing the colour items I have in there.
Sort out storage
Making sure you have somewhere to keep all of your possessions is the best way to make a house yours. If you’re someone with lots of DVDs, do you want them on display on a shelf or tidied away in a cupboard? Do you want some pretty coloured boxes to store things inside or would you rather have a big bookshelf with lots of ornaments? I feel so much more at home when I know where things belong and can find them when I need them.
What sort of things do you do to improve your home? What are your colour schemes?
*This is a collaborative post that I’ve been paid to write. All thoughts, opinions and words are my own.