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Spruce Up Your Home
If your property isn’t doing everything you want it to and doesn’t have that ‘wow’ factor any longer that we all aspire to, then it may be difficult to know right away what in particular is holding it back and what it’s lacking. You just know something’s not quite right with your property. Maybe you know that you prefer your neighbor’s home, and it’s just tricky to put your finger on precisely where you’re going wrong. So what do you do? You spruce up your home. In this article, I will give you reasons why your property might not be living up to its promise and tips to fix it.
If your property is dark and dingy then this right away will damage the feel of sitting in there and enjoying it for what it is, and it can affect your home in a number of ways. When a property is dark, this doesn’t just make it more difficult to see, it also makes the space seem suddenly smaller, as well as more untidy. Light reflects around a space and makes it look larger while at the same time making it look cleaner by giving it a literal ‘sheen.’
A very quick way to improve the look of your home is to just increase the light, and there are a number of ways you can do that. Here are some of them:
- Add more/bigger windows
- Remove netting and curtains
- Reduce clutter
- Choose lighter colours for your walls and furniture
- Add a large mirror
It’s Too Busy
A home is somewhere we come back to at the end of a long, hard day in the office. So, it’s really quite important that it be relaxing and give us space to breathe. You must make sure that your rooms look spacious and open and not too busy and cluttered. To accomplish this, make sure you remove excessive items of furniture that are getting in the way, and avoid using patterns on your carpets and walls which can get in your visual space.
It’s Not Modern
If you’ve had the same things for a long time then it might be that they have dated and your rooms no longer look modern or new. To avoid this it’s of course time to invest in some new furniture and furnishings which can quickly give your rooms new life.
At the same time you also need to look into whether your fittings and furnishings might have deteriorated over time and started to fade or lose their colour. Even if you think your room looks bright and clean, it may be that compared to the way it looked when you first moved in it is decidedly duller. Things like carpet cleaning or repainting your walls and skirting boards can make a huge difference here and give your home back the vibrancy it should have.
It Lacks Wow Factor
Finally, if your guests and family aren’t wowed by your home, it might just be that it lacks that little extra something that would make it stand out – which could be rectified by adding something more interesting like a balcony, conservatory or something else more interesting with some home renovations, even something as simple as a new kitchen backsplash, new floors, or new kitchen countertops can really add a whole new look to a drab space.