8 Ways to Give Your Home a Fresh New Look!



This is a Guest Post from Marsha Hosein. I only share information that I find fun, informative, or helpful! Enjoy!

Home is a place where family gathers, where it feels good to sit down and relax at the end of the day. For a home to fulfill that purpose, it needs to feel warm and welcoming. That`s why it’s so important that your home decor appeals to you.

When starting a revamping project, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure how or where to start. Here are a few tips to help you get started and inspire in choosing a new home decor project.

Find Your Style
The first thing you need to do is find your style. Which look represents you most? Which environment are you most comfortable in? If you’re not sure, search for inspiration. Look online, go to home decorating shops. There`s no need to buy anything, simply take note of what draws your eye.

Declutter
Before starting any big project, declutter your house. Get rid of what you don’t use or no longer like, even if it’s furniture.

Plan
Once you’ve decluttered, go through the whole house, room by room. Determine what you don’t like about the space and what you could possibly do to improve it. Keep in mind that this is a long-term project. Take the time to shop around, look for deals, and do as much of the work as possible yourself.

Paint
Painting the walls is one of the first steps in redecorating. Covering that old cobalt blue with a soft grey can change the entire look of a room. Not sure where to begin? Visit your local hardware stores and look through their free paint catalogs. Or better yet, find a piece you truly love and decorate the room around it. Choose a color from a throw cushion, for example, and match it with a paint sample.

Change Light Fixtures
Lighting has a huge impact on the mood of a house. Is a room dark and stuffy? Add more light by installing extra fixtures or adding a table lamp or floor lamp. Are your light fixtures outdated? Switch them for something fresh and modern.

Revamp Your Fireplace
Do you have a fireplace? Is it in need of a makeover? A fireplace is the focal point of any room. There are many ways to revamp a fireplace, depending on your budget. To keep it simple and the cost low, consider painting the mantel and the bricks surrounding your fireplace. If your budget allows, consider buying a new mantel and have your fireplace refaced. Before starting any work on or around your fireplace, make sure to consult a professional to ensure that the materials used aren’t a fire hazard. Consult the We Love Fire website for useful tips and safety information.

Rethink Your Furniture
Does a couch need upholstering? Do you have old furniture that could be painted? Use your imagination to recycle old items. Or perhaps all your room needs is to be reorganized by moving the furniture around.

Buy Accessories
Use accessories like cushions, throws and vases to add splashes of color to your decor.They are normally inexpensive and can make all the difference! Regroup pictures and artwork and display them on your walls.

Now it's time to sit back and enjoy. The sky is the limit when your creativity runs wild! Take things one room at a time, step by step, and things will fall into place. Before you know it, you’ll have a house that truly feels like home.

13 comments :

  1. OMG....decluttering is a major problem here! I live with my mom and brother, and both of them are borderline hoarders. My brother is saving a large TV from 1966, for "sentimental" reasons. (Of course, it doesn't work). That should give you an idea of what I'm up against!

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  2. These are really great tips. Especially the decluttering tip. That is number one on my list.

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  3. Great suggestions for this time of the year.

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  4. Decluttering will help any home.

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  5. Love these ideas! My fireplace could definitely use a revamp. I think it would make my living room look a lot better.

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  6. Deck uttering is always the most dreaded and time consuming task!

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