Does your home feel like more of a prison than a sanctuary? If your home is dark, dreary, and a little bit gloomy, you may think you’ll need to spend hundreds of dollars and hire experts to transform it. Fortunately, that’s not the case. Too many people hold off making any modifications to their home because they haven’t allocated funds for renovations. However, brightening up your home and carrying out a radical redesign doesn’t have to cost the earth. Here are five ways to cure your winter blues and brighten your home with simple, inexpensive touches.
Revitalize the Heart of the Home
As most people know, the heart of the home is a kitchen, which is why it makes sense to brighten this area with tasteful cookware sets. You don’t have to invest in new kitchen cabinetry or a whole new renovation. Sometimes, getting back that ‘heart’ is all about adding something new. What’s more, a new set of pots and pans is often the last thing you think of buying, but is nearly always something that’s in dire need of replacement! Add a new shiny set to your kitchen counter and enjoy your new passion for cooking.
Lighten and Brighten
If you’re looking to brighten your home, then it makes sense to start with the lighting. There is growing evidence to suggest that light therapy can alter your mood, so it makes sense to evaluate your current home lighting to see whether it could be better. Dust off old shades, replace bulbs and add new lamps in dark areas of your home that could do with some rejuvenation. The affordable price tag coupled with the effectiveness will surprise you!
The average person can accumulate a lot of things. For some, it’s even an affliction. If you want your home to be lighter, brighter, and more spacious – without a hefty price tag to get it there, then it can be as simple as decluttering. Get rid of those macaroni frames the kids made ten years ago, and store away those prized ornaments that do nothing but gather dust on your shelves. The less stuff you have, the lighter and livelier your home can be.
Lick of Paint
Sometimes, all it takes to add a bit of life back into your home is a lick of paint. Wallpaper and paint can discolor over time – not to mention succumb to marks and wear and tear. You can combat this by making a small investment in paint and rollers and giving the interior walls a freshen up. You can paint them yourself, or you can spend a little more and bring in the experts. In either case, you are freshening up your house while adding a bit of value.
Finally, you can brighten your home with a few accessories. The best thing about this tip is how inexpensive it is! Add color and zest with a few throw pillows, rugs, and artwork. Try to match these accessories to your color scheme, but don’t be afraid to contrast completely if that works too. You know your home better than most. Color is one of the best ways to achieve a brighter look in your home without knocking down walls or adding new windows.
To add lightness and brightness to your space, you merely need to think outside the square. Get funky with accessories, remove clutter, add a lick of paint, or consider buying new cookware and lamps. These methods are quick, effective, and affordable.