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Saying the last few years have been turbulent is an understatement. And it doesn’t look like it’ll be getting less turbulent any time soon. So what better time to hit the reset button than right now!
And sprucing up your home is the best place to start. Nothing says reset and refreshing than changing up your living space with some simple home renovation projects. Here are 5 simple projects to get you started.
- Rearrange Furniture
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. Especially when it comes to your home interiors. The simplest way to drag your home out of a style rut is to rearrange the furniture you already own. If you have the luxury of space, you can get away with pretty much any furniture configuration. But if you’re limited in the space area, use feng shui to make the most out of the room you have. And it’ll make the whole space feel like it flows better.
We can all be guilty of having too many personal possessions. So much so that plenty of it can end up hidden in cupboards, stuffed in spare rooms, or gathering dust in the attic. Think about ‘shopping’ your own home. Can any of these items bring a new lease of life to a different room? And don’t just put things anywhere; create styled arrangements wherever you can for that hotel-style feeling.
- Switch Up The Palette
Another simple way to make a dramatic difference in your home is to switch up the colour palette. When was the last time you freshened up the paint in your house?
But be careful. The world is your oyster, but going ham in colour can leave you with a headache. Literally. Because colour has a significant impact on our emotions and moods. Think about how you want to room to feel and its overall purpose. For example, you’ll want to steer clear of red in the bedroom because it’s active. Instead, you’ll want to pick something more relaxing, like blue.
A simple rule to stick to is to pick 3 colours total. And make one of them neutral. It’s a foolproof way to change up the palette of your home while keeping it harmonious. It also means you can still get a bold feature wall without ruining your home.
- Restore The Old
Upcycling is a massive trend in interior design. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up. So take a leaf out of the experts’ book and get the sandpaper out.
Refreshing your old furniture might sound like a lot of hard work, but it’s much simpler than you’d think. Anything that has a coat of paint or varnish can be transformed with sandpaper. And then your piece of furniture is like new. You can take it anywhere you want from here. Put a new stain on, layer up colours, and swap out the handles for furniture that’ll fit the new direction of your home decor.
Restoring the old also means knowing when something is past its expiration date, and you need to upgrade to a newer model. Particularly mattresses, sofas, home security systems, and light fittings.
- Redress Your Interior
If you’re happy with the overall decor of your home or don’t want to deal with the mess of painting, keep your home refresh simple. Swapping out soft furnishings can change the whole feel of a room.
Changing up your soft furnishings also means you can switch up the feel of your home with the seasons. Go autumnal as the days get darker for a cosy living room. And for a new year, completely change the colour palette as you begin the new year with positive vibes.
- Go Big
If minor refreshes, just don’t cut the mustard; you could always go big. Bringing in a team of architects to rethink your whole living space will give you the reset you’re looking for in 2022.
And home renovations don’t have to be the headache you might imagine. Well organised and well laid out renovation projects can change up your home, help you get more use out of the space, and even add extra value to your beloved home. If the thought of having a construction site for home brings you out in hives, just do one simple project at a time. Before you know it, you’ll have the home of your dreams!