Every Now and Again, It’s Time to Redecorate. Homes won’t decorate themselves, and old conventions of décor will need to be updated at intervals. Following we’ll briefly explore five ways you can give your home a fresh, new look with simplicity. These tactics don’t require total remodel—though you may work up a sweat with a few of them.
Repainting the premises or putting up new wallpaper
If you’re painting a room, you’re going to have to pull out all the furniture, tape off areas where you don’t want any paint, apply the paint in one or two coats, and let it dry.
With wallpaper, you’ll want to clean the area first and use a proper paste application to assure everything is properly flat and looks good. These things are all-day jobs, but they will totally revitalize your home.
Mirrors, pictures, posters, and murals
Mirrors spread light, and you can find many of them at surprisingly affordable rates. They also give the illusion of space; it seems like a small room is much larger if there are a few mirrors on the walls.
Pictures and posters can have a similar effect. Also, many pictures will actually reflect light as a mirror would owing to the colors in it. Light-colored pictures are known for this.
Posters can also be fun, and some people who are artistically inclined like to actually paint their own personal artwork on the walls of a home. Done well, this is actually “non-fungible”. If the art is properly tasteful, it may enhance property value. Usually, that doesn’t happen, but sometimes it does.
Leaning into the floral angle
What is the flower situation looking like in your home? Do you have any decorations in the kitchen or living room? Do you have any hanging flowers or a bouquet in the dining room? Maybe what you need to do is give your home a bit of a floral twist. Here are some fine flower decoration tips to help you make the most of your home.
Rearranging the furniture
It could be that what your home needs are a new design for the furniture. Sometimes what you’ve got going doesn’t really work well, and if you just switch things around a bit, rooms become easier to use and more aesthetically pleasing.
Finishing the floors
You don’t need contractors to “finish” your floors. All you need to do is sand them, then apply a few layers of polyurethane. Budget about two to three hours per room if you’ve got wood floors. You’ll need to remove all the furniture, sand the floor, apply the polyurethane, let it dry, then apply one or two more layers.
You might want to paint on an additional “stain” layer. Keep this in mind, though: if the floor has had a layer of polyurethane on it before, applying a stain is not a good idea.
Revitalizing your home simply and expressively
When your floors have a reflective shine because they’ve just been finished, that looks good, and it feels good. Furniture configured in patterns that are more conducive to overall use also makes a lot of sense. Adding in a few flowers can bring a splash of color to otherwise drab rooms, a fine aroma, and a fresh floral feeling to your home.
You might also want to repaint the premises, put up wallpaper, hang a few mirrors, hang a few pictures, tack up a poster or two, and if you’re artistic enough, literally paint a mural on a wall. Of course, some of these tips are a bit more involved than others. Hopefully, what we’ve explored here helps stimulate your imagination.