After living in the same home for a while, it is customary to want to do minor upgrades. However, the only thing stopping you from that complete home makeover might be your budget. That’s where careful planning and research will come in to save the day.
Most people think about repainting the entire house or refurbishing every room, but what about getting window blinds instead or even solid feature walls?
Here a look at five ideas that could help you:
- Window blinds
Changing the curtains in your home can give the room a whole new look, but not quite as much as changing the shape of the window coverings.
Blinds give windows a unique shape that previously hid beneath a set of curtains. Depending on the kind of blinds you have in mind, you can easily take your home from an ordinary outdated room to a more modern one.
Why not go shopping around for a good set of window blinds in Worcestershire? There are plenty of showrooms to choose from, and with the help of a professional, you can easily find window blinds that suit both your home and your budget.
Besides a whole new look, you can save a few pennies from dry cleaning your curtains.
- Home library
An old bookshelf could quickly transform an open space into a home library with a coat of varnish and some books to fill the shelves.
All you have to do to add to the chic look is bring in a small coffee table and low chairs and situated them close to a well-lit corner of a room. It could be the perfect place for you to enjoy your morning coffee or to relax on a warm afternoon.
This idea will give you a chance to declutter old books and magazines that you may have kept stored in boxes. Decluttering is a great way to make your home look more elegant, and a bookshelf can help.
- Home coffee bar
Coffee culture has taken over at a phenomenal speed, and with it has come so many new ways to drink coffee or buy coffee. Many people have invested in elaborate coffee machines for their homes, with some adding fancy crockery to match it.
Coffee culture has taken over at a phenomenal speed, and with it has come so many new ways to drink coffee or buy coffee. Many people (especially during the pandemic – sales of coffee machines increased by 412% as England went into a second lockdown) have invested in elaborate coffee machines for their homes, with some adding fancy crockery to match it.
Why not add a coffee bar to your living room for a twist on the entertainment area?
You could add a simple shelf or two for the machine and cups and throw in some fun coffee and tea jars to make the room look more homely.
Try hanging a picture or two above the space to fill it up and make it feel like you are in an actual coffee shop. A plant or two will give the area some warmth and a bit of colour as well.
Coming into a bathroom that is not only beautiful but also neat makes the room look more organised.
You might not have all the space to add the things you want to, but with space saver shelves hanging over the toilet, you can free up space and decorate simultaneously.
They can hold towels, toilet paper, candles and beauty products in place when you do not need to use them. These shelves are great for making the bathroom look neater and more organised while ensuring that everything that needs to go into the toilet can fit because of more shelving.
They are easy to find at most hardware stores, and they are inexpensive. You can even assemble them yourself.
- Your bedroom
The bedroom is the one room in the house where you are bound to find your peace and harmony after a long day.
You can add texture to your bedroom by choosing a simple colour scheme with one contrasting colour.
Think of the majority colour as a neutral white, grey or beige with the contrasting colour in dark brown, black or even a brighter colour like pink, green or blue can soften the colour pallet of the entire room.
Add a lamp as a feature in your accent colour or even a few photographs in accent colour frames.
A chair with a warm rug can add life to an empty corner, and a detailed mirror across from your bed could add some chic to an otherwise plain room.
Simple calming colours with a bright colour pop give both calmness and fun to a bedroom, even if the brightness is limited to one featured item like scattered pillows or a throw.