The holidays are coming, and they are going to look a lot more different from the previous ones. Luckily, with a few easy changes, you can give your home a fresh new look to keep your spirits up and give yourself something fun to do during the holidays.
As we spend so much time at home, changing it up can have a profound impact on our mental health. Everyone knows that a messy house contributes to stress but did you know that something as simple as changing the layout of your home can help you loosen up and relax?
Remember to put safety first no matter what changes you make or decor you add. Have a licensed and experienced electrician come on and make sure that any rewiring you may need will not cause any issues. Any structural changes will need a contractor and always have an expert install new appliances. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Paint One Wall
This creates what is known as an accent wall. Choose a color that will contrast beautifully with your existing paint. Then pick a wall and paint it that color.
It will make a dramatic effect on the space. You can keep this wall very simply decorated as a conversation piece or use it as the main area to showcase any artwork or crafts you own.
Buy a Slip Cover Online
Slipcovers for couches have gained a lot of interest lately and now there are online shops that can make them to your exact specifications. They are also cheap enough that you can get a few different designs.
You can make the same couch look different each week and it will cost you a fraction of the price of buying a new one. A slipcover also reduces wear and tear on your sofa which will help it to last longer.
Adding Trim is Easy and Attractive
You can add trim to your walls by painting the bottom edges a different color from the main paint. It will add a subtle pop of color and help to set off the main paint color.
Adding trim to curtains and tablecloths usually come in the sewing on a length of lace or similar fabric. You can also choose to sew on a simple length of white fabric to a bright curtain. This will give it a polished look that is more upscale.
Plants Can Be Decor
Put your plants in pretty plant pots and set them out in empty spaces. Plants are a good way to add personality without crowding a small room. Not only will the air quality of your home improve, but the plants will also give the whole house a fresh and vibrant feeling.
Choose plants that thrive in the shade and provide additional benefits such as lavender which has a lovely aroma and is a natural insect repellent.
Hide Unsightly Wires
There are so many devices that are necessary to daily life that there are likely wires all over your living spaces. This can look quite messy even though they serve an important purpose.
Go online to find ways to hide wires while retaining their usefulness. You are likely to find a method that involves you making something yourself. Easy, cheap, and your home will look much neater.
Rearrange the Furniture
This should perhaps be the first thing you do before you get started on the other ideas. Rearranging the furniture in a room can have a therapeutic effect on you. It can completely change up the look of the room and make it more inviting and welcoming.
Try to see how you and your family move through space and arrange the furniture to make this movement easier. It can make quite a difference to your daily habits to have a straight path from one room to the other, instead of having to dodge furniture.
Change Your Lights
Your lights might be too harsh or not bright enough. Consider replacing them with LED lights that can save you money and be controlled by your smartphone.
This will allow you to adjust the brightness to whatever you like and even save settings for different times of the day. You could even arrange for your lights to automatically go on or off at particular times. It is an easy change and can have a profound effect on your relaxation within your home.
It might seem silly to think that placing a few throw pillows or turning a wine bottle into a vase can make you feel better. Home decor is a simple way to feel accomplished. It will give you the satisfaction of doing a task well and leave you with a home you enjoy even more than before.