Could your flat do with a little spruce up? Do your kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom lack that something that brings them together? Does the design really appeal and make you happy? As most homeowners would agree, building a house is already a challenge but creating a visually appealing living space can be a tricky task. Some do succeed, but many fail.
So, if you are looking for ideas on how to leave your house looking fresher and better, here are some small changes that you might want to make for an amazing home makeover.
1. Colour Your Switch Plates
It is part of your daily routine to turn on and off your lights at home. And most likely, you have ignored these tiny plates of plastic probably because of its bland colour. However, you can brighten up your room by adding colour to your wall plates. You can even make the colour match the surrounding furniture to make the light switch a bit prominent. A switch plate will be hard to miss when it is eye-catching.
2. Modify Your Lighting Fixtures
Whether it is your overhead pendant light or a table lamp, giving your fixtures a makeover can make a huge difference to your room’s style and lighting. With just a simple glue gun, decorative materials, and creativity, you can turn your dull lampshade into an elegant masterpiece.
A cheaper and easier alternative is to add a light dimmer switch to white bulbs for a more dramatic look when the lighting is switched on – or simply switch the lamp shade for something more glamorous!
3. Add Better Window Treatments
Curtains and window panels can transform the look of a living space with little effort from you. Elegant Roman shades, for example, not only add an air of sophistication but also help maintain your privacy and regulate the amount of sunlight that enters your home. This feature is especially beneficial for furniture items set close to the window. Too much exposure to sunlight can cause upholstery colours to fade after all, so save your sofas with a little extra shade!
Curtain panels can provide a more colourful and textured alternative if you opt for patterned designs. Solid colours, on the other hand, bring raw elegance to any space.
4. Enhance with Metallic Details
Do you think that your coffee table falls flat against the rest of the decoration? If you do, then you can make your old furniture look new by simply lining it with gold leaf or silver coating. Not only will your furnishings turn out fresh and new in no time, they will also look aesthetically luxurious and alluring.
5. Reupholster with New Fabric
If you have old cushions, sofas, and armchairs, then you might want to give those a makeover by changing the covering and padding or stuffing. Sure, it can be a daunting task, but upholstering your old cushioned chairs with new fabric or vinyl is rewarding. Not only do you get to salvage old furniture, but you get to save a lot more money by doing so.
6. Upgrade Your Door knobs
Essentially a major part of your house, you grab doorknobs more frequently than you care to notice. Whether it is the door that leads to your bedroom or bathroom, changing doorknobs is an awesome way to giving a new-look to your home interior. You can do the same with cabinet handles as well.
7. Upgrade Kitchen and Bathroom Taps
Do your kitchen and bathrooms still have old and dated taps?
You might want to replace them with new ones for a touch of freshness in your home. Taps, even the most elaborate kind, are cheaper than a complete bathroom overhaul or a new bathtub. So it’s one of those changes that costs a little but adds a lot.
But before dashing off to the shops, you might want to check out some of our sleek fitted kitchen and bathroom designs to give you an idea of how you might want your space to look as a whole!
You can also check out some new home designs from housing experts I Build New, who collaborated with us to create this article, who should also provide some awesome inspiration. So do take these 7 ideas (and any others you think of – get creative!) and not only make your house a bit more stylish, but accomplish an easy revamp as well. Get inspired!