Looking to give your home a bit of a facelift but not looking to break the bank to do it? Here are some useful tips to help you give your home a fresh look and feel that can be done simply, easily and cost effectively.
Give Your Walls A Fresh Coat of Paint
Painting your walls is one of the quickest ways to change the look of your home. It can also attract potential buyers if you’re looking to sell. A fresh coat of paint also holds the benefit of protecting your walls from wear and tear and if you use a low or zero VOC paint, you can actually improve the air quality of your home; a great bonus for those with chemical allergies or sensitivities. Refreshing your walls is also an amazing way to allow your home to reflect your personality. Bright walls add character and personality to your space, while neutral colours can provide a calming, peaceful effect.
Re-Paint Your Cabinets
Replacing or refacing your cabinets can be very expensive and messy. If your cabinets are in good condition, then re-painting them gives you so many options at a third of the cost of refacing. With thousands of paint colours to choose from, re-painting your cabinets offers you so much selection in terms of colours. You may want to even do more than one colour. With very little disruption to your daily life, re-painting your cabinets allows you to compliment your existing decor and modernize your kitchen or bathroom’s appearance, all with the benefit of being environmentally friendly.
Don’t Rule Out Wallpaper and Window Covering
When we talk about wallpaper, we’re not talking about your grandma’s wallpaper. Wallpaper design and prints have come a long way, and it’s a great way to really transform the look of your space. Wallpaper’s durability is surprisingly very cost effective and can last three times longer than paint. Wallpaper can also come in handy to hide imperfections in your walls that paint can sometimes highlight.
Window coverings can bring so much to a room and really help define the space. They can provide privacy and light control, but they go beyond function to really add style to the room and complement your existing decor. With so many options to choose from; blinds, curtains, shutters to name a few, your window covering selections are quite limitless.
Painting Doors And Frames Go A Long Way
We always get asked whether doors, frames and trim should be painted to match the walls and the answer is simple; it’s totally up to you! If you want to make a bold statement and really allow your trim to pop, then choosing a contrasting colour is a fun way to achieve this look. If you’re going for a more calming or neutral feel, then perhaps matching it up is more your speed. Whatever you choose, it’s just a coat of paint and can easily be changed again when the mood strikes!
Add Wall Art
Whether you frame your kids’ artwork or you have more extravagant taste, art’s beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Decorating and accessorizing your walls with art work that reflects your taste or commemorates special memories, your walls are your canvas. Let your art stand out. If you choose a more earthy, neutral paint tone for your walls, you may wish to consider adding a splash of colour with your art. Alternatively, if vibrant wall colours are your thing, then black and white art can really be complimented.
There are so many creative and fun, yet simple and inexpensive ways to shake up the old and breathe some new life into your home. Your home should reflect who you are and it should be the safe place where you enjoy coming home to. Make it yours and have fun with it!