When you’ve lived in the same home for years and it’s begun to feel stale to you, it might be time to reimagine it. This involves starting with a blank slate and rethinking how each room and the outdoor areas can be changed to feel new again.
Many times, it’s not necessary to go through the trouble of moving just to reset. Instead, repositioning some furniture, changing a few pieces, and altering your perceptions along with it, can have a similar positive effect.
Here are five approaches that might work when it comes to reimagining your home.
Change the Wall Colours
The colour of the walls isn’t something you immediately think of, but it’s a prominent feature in every room. Just repainting a wall in a different hue can make a world of difference. If you don’t believe us, just watch one of those home makeover reality shows, and you’ll get the idea.
Visit a DIY store, go to the painting and decorating section, and have a wander around. You’ll likely find some inspiring colours that will give you new ideas about how you can reimagine the living spaces. In particular, look for brighter tones, rather than darker ones that absorb light.
Upgrade the Lighting
When were your lighting fixtures last updated? If it’s been a decade or more, they could be posing a problem.
Newer lighting configurations including ceiling spotlights, directional lighting, and brighter eco-bulbs, which all combine to provide improved illumination. Also, light bulbs are now controllable through apps and sometimes their hue can be changed to suit the mood too. Get it all under your control and you’ll be surprised by the difference.
Stop Bedrooms Feeling Small
Some bedrooms in a home are smaller than others. As a result, they may feel tiny when they have too much furniture inside them.
Look for different approaches to resolve this problem. The linked article from Happy Beds on 8 ways to add space in a small bedroom provides plenty of useful suggestions. The company supplies many furniture solutions for bedrooms of all sizes to maximise the use of available space.
Ask Friends for Suggestions
Your friends may have been waiting to make suggestions but didn’t want to offend you. If one or two of them are design-oriented or very creative, tap them up for fresh ideas. Otherwise, look at interior design magazines for inspiration.
Kitchen Redesign with Spaciousness in Mind
If your kitchen is on the older side and badly in need of a redesign, then you have the perfect opportunity to recreate it with spaciousness in mind.
If you have a compact kitchen, an island in the centre is likely a terrible idea. Also, consider different zones for separate activities in the kitchen like prepping and cooking. Compact kitchens need special consideration to make them maximally functional while not stuffing them to the brim with stools, counters, cabinets, and appliances. Trade-offs are necessary here.
Take your time to reimagine your home. You’ll need to live with these changes for many years after they’re made. Once you’re certain, you can move forward with confidence.