There comes a point in everyone’s homeownership life where they feel compelled to make changes to their house. As much as you might have loved it when first moving in, it doesn’t excite you as it once did, so the time for change is imminent. You don’t need to move house, though. Instead, you can make some little or large changes around the house to give it the refresh it needs.
Being bold and showing off who you are is a fantastic way to make the house feel different while also staying the same. While you may have spent your early years filling it with everything you love, your passions and hobbies may have changed or evolved over the years.
This isn’t a bad thing, even if you might not have realised it until right now. In fact, it gives you the chance to be as bold as you need to be. You can tear down the existing decor and replace it with something else, whether that’s decor that boasts maturity, or something that helps you recapture your youth.
Bring the Outside In
If you’ve not already jumped on the house plants trend, then now might be the time to do so. There are hundreds of cool and exotic plants that can add a touch of nature to your home.
Whether you go for the easy-to-care-for dracaena or clusia rosea, or if you want to test yourself by caring for a peace lily and getting the ambient environment just right, house plants are a great way to improve the overall look of your home. As many of them can help to enhance the quality of air, everything will feel fresher, too.
Change Up the Floor Plan
While not all houses will be able to do this, you can try it out if you’ve got the space. It’s entirely likely that you’re using the same furniture you had when moving in for the first time, and it’s also likely in the same layout as your first night in this house.
However, changing this floor plan and moving furniture around could improve the space, making the house look more extensive and more liveable.
A Lick of Paint
Finally, getting in touch with residential painters and decorators, or doing it yourself if you have the time, and giving your home, inside or out, a fresh lick of paint is a fantastic way to provide your home with the refresh it needs.
Whether you go for a burst of sunshine and summer feel in the kitchen with yellow walls, or keep things neutral and mature with cream coloured walls upon entry, is sure to give your house a fresh and new feel, and while painting can take a while, it’s always worth it.
A Breath of Fresh Air
You’ll be surprised how even the smallest changes and refreshers can make your home feel like a brand new space. If you’ve been feeling down about your house recently, consider how making changes could help you fall in love all over again.