Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, so it's important to have a comfortable and inviting home environment. Unfortunately, it's all too easy for our homes to become cluttered and outdated. A mini makeover is a great way to refresh your home and create a cozy retreat that you can enjoy for years to come.
One of the benefits of a mini makeover is that it can be done relatively quickly and cheaply. You don't need to gut your entire house - just focus on making small changes that will have a big impact. By updating your home now, you can avoid costly repairs or renovations down the road. And if you're planning on selling your home in the future, a mini makeover can help increase its value. AttikoArt explains how.
Clear Out the Clutter
Before you do anything else, take a good look at your home. Is it organised or messy? Living in a cluttered mess is no way to live, and it can lead to a lot of negativity among members of the household. Set aside a few hours to tidy up your living space to make it the healthy, healing atmosphere you want it to be.
Put Some Elbow Grease Into It
Don’t stop with decluttering. You might as well dedicate time to deep cleaning, as it will give your home that shimmer you’ve been dreaming about. Take it one room at a time, and dust, vacuum and wipe down every surface from top to bottom.
Use What You Have
When it comes to refreshing your home’s look, you can often use the items you already have, which is the most cost-effective strategy. For instance, if you have old, comfortable and sturdy furniture with the perfect style and shape, why not have it reupholstered with new fabric?
You can enjoy everything you like about the furniture while improving its appearance, and you don’t have to worry about purchasing or assembling new furniture. According to South West Upholstery, you’ll end up spending about £972 to reupholster a sofa depending on the size of the piece and the material used, so if your furniture is well-made, it may be a cheaper option than investing in new pieces.
Adjust the Space
Speaking of working with what you have, think about rearranging the furniture for a fresh look. For each space, The Spruce suggests choosing a focal point, whether it’s an entertainment centre, piece of artwork, window or photograph collection. Then, work your layout around that focal point and experiment with different furniture arrangements.
Colour psychology is a real thing. Vibrant, bright colours tend to make us feel more energised, while calm or neutral colours can soothe us. Whatever kind of mood you want each space in your home to emit, choose the appropriate colours to achieve it. This might include swapping or investing in new art pieces, throw pillows, bedding, curtains or decorative pieces. On the other hand, it might mean painting the walls a new colour.
Bring Nature In
Finally, boost your health and well-being by adding house plants. Not only have plants been known to remove dust and toxins from the air, but the act of caring for plants is known to yield a slew of mental health benefits. Whether it’s a Lipstick Plant, Burgundy Rubber Tree, or Aralia Fabian, let your imagination run wild when choosing the plants for your home.
Nature on the outside is also important. Take the extra time at home to work on your outdoor green spaces, including the lawn, landscaping and potted plants. Not only does working outside benefit your health, you’ll be thankful later when your property’s curb appeal increases your home’s appraisal value should you decide to sell. What’s more, when done well, curb appeal ranks as one of the top amenities among buyers, which could lead to a productive open house and a faster sale.
If you've been feeling like your home could use a refresh, consider giving yourself a mini makeover. It can be as simple as changing up your decor or rearranging the furniture. A mini makeover is a great way to give your home an updated look without breaking the bank. What are you waiting for? Get started today!
Guest post written by Alice Robertson @ Tidy Home for AttikoArt Blog.