For many people, owning their dream house is a milestone that signifies their achievements in life and gives them the self-sufficiency feeling many are trying to achieve throughout their lifetime. It can be the ultimate step on your road to transformation from a child to an adult, and since you now hold supreme power over your own home design, why not give it a well-deserved makeover from time to time?
There are crucial aspects that impact your state of mind and the ambience of your place. Lightning sets the tone in your rooms and can boost or calm you; artistry transforms even the dullest of places, and plants and room odorizers freshen up the air in your rooms.
Regardless of the time, budget, and effort you are willing to sacrifice to redecorate your home, some easy, low-cost tricks will do it for your rooms. Explore them and learn how to transform your home without sweating or straining your budget too much.
It can smell like your favourite drugstore in your rooms too!
Sensory adaptation or “nose-blindness” turns out to be a real thing. Everyone’s place and clothes have their specific smell, but you can’t sense your own because you’re used to it. That’s why when you turn home from a vacation, you think “It’s musty here”. Open your windows daily to allow fresh air in and remove the stale or stagnant air.
Air purifiers will do the trick, too, especially on summer days. They’re health improvers because they clean and remove pollen and dust particles from your rooms. If you want a more DIY trick, place a bowl with ¼ cup of vinegar in areas that need to be freshed up for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Keep your fabrics fresh, and use sprays and lingerie perfumes if you like nicely smelling bed sheets. Go for scents popular in aromatherapy, such as lavender oil that’s touted to calm the nervous system, lower blood pressure and lift your mood.
Changing bed sheets and cleaning carpets might not be enough. In case you have animals and soft-material-covered sofas and chairs, they may need a professional steam-cleaning from time to time. If you wipe the dust off and clean the surfaces of your furniture and kitchen cabinetry with qualitative cleaning products, the pleasant smell will likely persist for a few days.
Plants rule the planet.
There’s a wide-ranging number of reasons plants are the greatest blessing in your house. From health improvers to elegance boosters, they are them all.
Do you know how you think of long walks in the park or sitting in your garden when you are down? That’s because you get in touch with Mother Earth, which breaks your lousy mood. So, why not get some elegant balcony planters to feel closer to nature and see some nice, colourful plants instead of, say, concrete buildings or traffic?
Regarding their health benefits – they absorb CO2 and release oxygen through photosynthesis while releasing moisture vapour that increases the humidity in your room. Practically, you get some benefits of an air purifier and lovely sources of life to care for, too. Trimming and watering can put your mind at peace and give you a break from your chaotic mundane chores and activities.
To understand their impact, you need to be aware that plants and flowers can do the following things:
- Reduce stress
- Absorb toxins
- Increase humidity
- Produce oxygen
- Add life to sterile places
- Boost mood and creativity.
Paint makes your rooms cheerful.
And since we’ve told you about plants’ benefits, you can start thinking about what colours you would like for your outdoor planters to make your balcony stand out from a distance. Design and painting experts agree that you can exhibit your plants in more ways besides placing them on flat surfaces; for instance, hanging flower pot holders is fashionable and saves space, too. Thus, guests and neighbours will see a beautifully coloured potted exhibition and maybe they’ll find the motivation to get their own plants.
Mix them up if you don’t want to paint or replace all of your balcony planters. You can creatively combine colours so they “stack up” in a pleasing way if you avoid dirty or clean colours and try to stick with slightly muted neutral-leaning colours and clear, bright ones to create harmony.
The lighting does the trick.
You most likely need a new lighting plan, and you shouldn’t let your electrician tell you where to place your switches. The light in your rooms is paramount and should be treated accordingly.
To ensure you have your fixtures replaced the right way, you need to:
- Figure out where you want them – this includes wall sconces, surface lights, hanging pendants and chandeliers, under cabinet lights, recessed lights and other accent lights.
- Determine where you want to turn them on and off – you might want to turn the light on in your living room when you enter from the kitchen, turn it on and off while lying comfortably on your sofa, want a switch for the over-the-sink light or you could use a three-way switch.
- Decide their order and how you’d like them grouped – you might fancy turning the recessed lights on when you enter the room or have island lights lit up.
- Note any speciality switches you prefer – you can have a timer switch, or dimming LED lights.
- Communicate your aesthetic preferences – the more attention you pay to the lighting in your rooms, the more critical it is to communicate your preferences. You can always contact a contracting team to help you with particularities.
Art is life, and life is art.
Art can transform boring rooms into chic, classy ones. Add some artistry to your home – there are many styles to choose from, and you shouldn’t be afraid to mix them.
The internet and your local stores abound in such art pieces, and there are many ways to spruce up your space with art; you just have to pick what you find beautiful and meaningful.
May you always be happy in your home!