Chances are you have been spending more time at home lately as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. By constantly surrounding yourself with the same surroundings, you might also be getting tired of living in the same space. Perhaps it’s time for some home redecoration?
Decorating your home needn’t be a task best left for award-winning interior designers. In fact, you can get started on making your home a far more beautiful place to live in with just a few simple tips. If you have a more serious problem, such as a plumbing issue, then perhaps it’s best to call in the professionals and get that sorted first. For excellent Edmonton Plumbers, Worry Free Plumbing should be able to solve any problem you might have.
This guide is filled only with tips that can be achieved in just a few hours or less, giving you more time to enjoy living in your apartment or house. Read on below to five easy-to-implement home decor tips that will transform the complete look of your home.
Paint the Front Door
Your front door is often the first part of your home that people see from the outside. It should be painted an inviting color to let people know that the house inside is warm and welcoming. Historically, a red door represents the blood of Christ and the door to heaven itself, letting weary travelers along the way know that where you live is a safe haven for them. This is why churches often have red doors! I painted the door on our rental red in 2010 and it’s still red to this day! We’ve driven by the house to show our kids where we used to live.
Conversely, you can use either calming or bright colors, depending on whether you want to give off a relaxing vibe or a more fun feel. Just please, don’t paint your door purple. I’ve never seen a house with a purple door and thought “Oh, that looks nice.” Just don’t do it.
Create as Much Natural Light as Possible
Having natural light in your house is a proven way to boost your mental health and to make sure you are getting a lot of vitamin D, an important chemical given its scientific links to reducing the effects of coronavirus. While you might not be able to install any more windows, it’s worth taking a look at your drapes and coverings and finding ways to reduce them, allowing the sunlight to come streaming in instead. Another back-up option, if this isn’t possible, is to:
Use Mirrors Creatively
You may not to be physically able to make your home look any bigger, but with the use of mirrors, you will be able to make it feel like a far bigger space. It’s recommended to put a mirror in almost every room in the house, giving the impression that you are living in a larger house, as well as endless opportunities to check your hair and make up on the go. Vary with the types of mirrors as well: from long and oblong shapes to cute squares and circles, there are endless variations that can be put in place to completely change the look of your home!
Declutter Your Messiest Spaces
As the saying goes, and the psychology proves, a clean house often results in a clean mind. If your house feels untidy or unkempt, it’s worth going through everything and having a deep clean. Be ruthless with the possessions that you no longer use, such as children’s clothes that can no longer fit, or letters that no longer contain any info of relevance, and either donate the item to charity or simply recycle. In the process of decluttering, try and imagine that the finished product today could be how your home could look on a regular basis with a lot more discipline. By keeping everything tidy and clean, then you will suddenly find that your home has a lot more space. Once it is ready, then you can start thinking about filling it with beautiful objects. Why not:
Invest in Houseplants
Houseplants are a surefire way to give your house a lot of personality in a quick and easy way. You can find a huge selection of them at a local home decor store, or if you want to shop local, at a local florist. Try and think of the right plants and flowers that really suit the ambiance of your house and compliment your character. Kids love houseplants too, so if you have any, be sure to consult with them on the decision-making process and even let them pick out one or two. For low-maintenance it’s worth investing in a plant that doesn’t need a lot of water, such as a succulent or a cactus. With the latter, just be sure to inform your children that it shouldn’t be touched under any circumstances!