Every so often Australians are bitten by the home improvement bug and are left looking for easy ways to transform their homes. Have you recently been diagnosed with a severe case of “Must improve my home right now”?
Well you’re in luck! Whether you’re looking at adding an accent wall or installing skylights Melbourne residents sure are spoilt for choice when it comes to home improvement options. In the spirit of making your home your very favourite place, here are seven easy ways you can transform your home.
A Fresh Lick, Coat or Splash of Paint
Nothing is quite as transformative as a good paint job. Never underestimate the power of paint when it comes to transforming your home. A fresh coat of paint will not only scratch that itch for home transformation but will also add value to your home.
And don’t think that paint’s place in your home is limited to your interior and exterior walls. Here are other surfaces that can benefit from a quick brush of the trusty old paint brush:
- Floor tiles
- Cabinets and cupboards
- Doors and windows
If you’re looking to transform more than just your home, spend a little time researching colour psychology and make sure that you incorporate colours that embody your values & make you feel inspired.
Add an Accent Wall
An accent wall, also called a feature wall, is the perfect option for those that are looking to transform their home but don’t have the time, budget or desire to repaint their entire home.
When it comes to accent walls, there are no rules. You can choose to paint your accent wall in any colour you choose or even create your own accent wall with murals, shelfing, interesting lighting. Why not use your own personal collection of artwork or photographs?
Let There Be Light
Did you know that a handful of your problems can be attributed to a lack of sufficient lighting? On top of promoting a dark and dingy environment, poor lighting & limited exposure to natural light can present all kinds of problems including the following:
- Decreased dopamine production
- Lower energy levels
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Irregular sleeping patterns
- Increased susceptibility to disorders such as Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Seasonal Blues
So why not eliminate those problems AND transform your home into an aesthetically pleasing haven of light by installing the skylights Melbourne is fast becoming known for?
Create Mosaics of CDs and DVDs
Remember that accent wall we mentioned earlier? And remember that old pile of CDs and DVDs that is gathering dust in a box somewhere? What if we told you that those very same dust-gathering discs can be used to create an accent wall?
That’s right! Put your old discs to good use, upcycle, do your part for the environment AND transform your home by creating a mosaic accent wall with old CDs & DVDs that you don’t use anymore.
Bring the Outside Inside and Vice Versa
You wouldn’t believe the impact that sprucing up your exterior can have on the overall feel of your home. Not only does having an aesthetically pleasing front and back yard increase your home’s level of curb appeal but it can also bring with it numerous benefits that will better your health & life.
Further to giving your home’s exterior a little TLC, why not bring the outside inside with the clever addition of some greenery? Indoor plants in the home has been proven to increase air quality, boost mood, enhance sleep quality and—of course—improve your home’s look & feel.
Round Up Rugs
A surprising transformation technique is to simply use the humble old rug to your advantage. For instance, did you know that small rugs make rooms look smaller while big rugs are capable of making a room look bigger?
In addition to its space-optimisation properties, think of the following when it comes to your rugs:
- Rugs add physical warmth to cold floors and emotional warmth to cold rooms
- They can make a space look and feel more intimate
- It’s a simple way to add definition to a specific space
Work with What You’ve Got
Sometimes, you already have all the ingredients you need to whip up a home transformation pie—you simply aren’t using them properly. If you’re strapped for cash or short on time a simple rearrangement of your existing furniture can work wonders.
Take a look around your home in its current layout and think up ways you can improve it. Often, the key to transformation lies in moving your couch from one end of the lounge to the other or arranging your furniture around a room’s natural focal point.
Your house should be your safe haven, a place where memories are made, a reflection of your personality and an outlet for your creativity. To summarise: your house should be a home. Use any of the tips we’ve outlined today to transform your home and achieve your #homegoals whatever they may be.
Do you have any of your own small home improvement tips that have big transformative abilities? Share them with your fellow readers down below.