Here at W-Lb, we like to help our readers with easy and simple home design and cleaning tips. The most important thing is to ensure our readers have a beautiful and clean home without spending a fortune. So when it comes to redecorating your home, using the following tips can help you make your home stand out from the crowd, without breaking the bank.
- Take your time.
If you’re anything like me, once you get it into your head that you’re going to redecorate – you end up on a mission. It’s often tempting to rush things and settle for quick fixes, but it really does pay to take your time. Read magazines, surf the web and visit showrooms to get the inspiration you need to help you make the right choices. Try paint samples, then go back in the room the next day to see if you could really live with that colour. There really is no need to rush.
- Go for it.
So what if you like green spotted couches with blue stripped wallpaper? It’s your home and you should be able to decorate it to reflect your own individual tastes. Surrounding yourself with beautiful things that make you feel happy is a sure way to make a home that has a good aura. So get out your grandmother’s china if that’s what you like. It may not impress everyone but as long as it makes you happy – who cares?
- Refocus the energy in your home.
Houses should be homes. This is definitely a point that many people seem to forget when they are redecorating. You have to be able to live freely, without worry of ruining the ’showhome’ look that many people strive for. Have fun decorating and don’t try to make everything look perfect. It’s the imperfections in life that give us our individuality.
- Things that go together.
Bonny and Clyde, Sweet and Sour, Peas in a pod – all things that go together nicely. So when you’re redecorating bear that in mind. You don’t have to send a fortune, just a little time, looking for the right things. The art of creating a great home is get a cohesive look by mixing expensive items with carefully selected cheaper products that look good together. TKMax, Primark and Matalan all offer really fantastic household accessories at prices that everyone can afford.
- Small things can make a big difference.
If you’re in a period home, instead of replacing the original lock fittings why not just restore them? It can make all the difference and helps tell the story of the house. Taps, door handles, sockets, light switches are all little ways you can make a big difference. Buy the best that you can afford and make sure they are fitted correctly.
- Suit your lifestyle.
Does your home really suit your lifestyle, or are you constantly moaning that one room is too small and the other is hardly used at all? Sit down and workout what rooms you use most and if necessary knock down a wall or two to make sure you’re making the most of your home. What’s the point of having a grand dining room if you never use it? Assessing the space you live in will help you make the most of your home.