Please enjoy this guest post from Lily Little of marriedwithdogs.com. Check out her blog for more content on home life and living with dogs.
Has your home been feeling a little lackluster lately? You’re in luck if you’re looking for ways to add new life to your space without breaking the bank. You can make plenty of small changes that will have a significant impact. Here are some easy ways to revive and refresh your home.
Add Wallpaper or Create a Statement Wall
One of the easiest ways to transform a room is by adding wallpaper. Wallpaper is having a moment right now, with many fun and unique patterns to choose from. Pick a visible wall when you first walk into the room and add a bold new color or some fun wall decals. If you want something with less commitment, try creating an accent or statement wall. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference this can make.
Rugs and Rearranging
Another great way to refresh a room is by laying a new rug. Rugs can add color, pattern, and texture to a space and help define different areas within a room. If your furniture feels like it’s been in the same spot forever, try rearranging it. This is a quick and easy way to change things up, and it’s always fun to play around with different layouts until you find one that feels just right.
If your home is starting to feel tired and outdated, adding new flooring is a quick and easy way to refresh it. If you have pets or small children, you might want to choose a durable material that is easy to clean. If you’re more concerned with style, there are many options, including hardwood, tile, carpet, and laminate.
Add a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are great for cooling your room and can make a difference in how comfortable you feel. In addition to relieving hot temperatures and humidity outside, ceiling fanning helps circulate air, reducing the overall temperature of any given space — especially if that home is in a warmer climate. When shopping around, choose an Energy Star-certified model because these tend ́to use less electricity than standard ones. I’d suggest hiring someone with experience in installation.
When making improvements to your home, look for things that can help boost the property’s overall value. If you know or suspect an upcoming sale is on its way, pay attention to what buyers want. Take before and after photos and retain receipts to keep track of any changes you’ve made.
DIY or Hire a Guy?
If you’re a keen DIYer, hanging wallpaper or adding a splash of paint shouldn’t be a problem; laying down a new rug won’t be an issue, and updating hardware is something most keen DIYers will tackle themselves. In contrast, you might like to hire professionals for jobs such as adding a ceiling fan or laying down flooring if you’re unsure.
Small Changes for a Big Impact
Making even small changes around your home, such as installing a ceiling fan, can have a significant impact. So if your space has been feeling a little dull lately, don’t despair—there are plenty of easy ways to revive and refresh it without breaking the bank. Visit Katie’s Nook and discover unique ways to boost your mental health.
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Thank you, Lily, for this post on breathing new life into your space. For more posts on how to make your home more comfortable for you and your pets, be sure to check out her blog!