We all dream of that perfect home. The kind of place you just love spending time in and are proud to show off to all your friends and family. Sadly, most of us feel like we couldn’t make the changes we want without breaking the bank. Not only that but it’s hard not to assume that improving your home will surely take long periods of back-breaking work. Luckily that’s not the case! Sure, there are some seriously time-consuming and expensive ways to spruce up your domicile. But there are also tons of ways that you can upgrade your home without breaking the bank. Here are a few of my favorites.
Less is more
This one is by far the cheapest way to improve your home. Not only do you not have to spend money, but you may also actually end up making some! One of the biggest problems with a lot of homes is clutter. People love to collect things throughout their lives to help preserve their memories. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, but eventually, the amount of stuff in your home can leave it feeling cramped and dark. The best thing that you can do is to have a clear out and only hold on to the most precious things. You can give away items or even sell them. Of course, if you can’t bear to part with them you can always stick them up in the attic. It’s amazing how much bigger and brighter a room can feel when there’s just a tiny bit more space. Plus it helps to draw much more attention to the prize possessions that you do hold on to.
Don’t ignore the less obvious stuff
Here’s a question: when was the last time you looked at your flooring? Probably not for a while, right? Well, the truth is that there are very things that can make more of a difference to your home than your floors. Whether you want penthouse carpets, hardwood floors, or something sleek and modern, the kind of flooring you have can make a huge difference. This is just an example of the kinds of less obvious details that can instantly change up the way that your home feels.
Think about design
Sometimes a room can just feel a bit…wrong. There’s nothing particularly wrong with where everything is but the room itself just doesn’t work. So many of us look at rooms on a purely functional level, but we should be thinking about our homes like designers. Think about the flow of your room. How well does it match with the designs of the other rooms in the house? Is it arranged so that it lets in the best amount of light possible? By thinking carefully about the design of your space, you’ll be able to come up with ways of arranging it that you might never have considered. The obvious set up of a room is not always the best one. Experiment, try new things and see if you can revitalize a space that you’d once given up on.
The truth is that your home is totally unique, as is your sense of style. It’s a good idea to get some inspiration here and there but the truth is that you’re never going to be able to really make the most of your home unless you’re able to make changes that are based on your home and your personal sense of style.