Since we spend time at home almost every day, making it our own can have a big impact on our lifestyle. From scouring the internet to find ‘the best architects near me’ to undertaking a simple DIY project at the internet, every step you take towards transforming your house is one step towards your dream home.
Upcycle your dated furniture
We’ve all got those pieces of furniture in our house that do not match the theme of the room or look a bit too dated. As much as we dislike them, they’ve been passed through the generations or a replacement is simply too expensive – a bit of upcycling can work wonders! A simple lick of paint, new door handle features or new fabric covering can completely transform the look of a piece of furniture, turning it from an outdated piece into the stylish focal point of the room.
Open up your space
An open plan area offers endless opportunities; creating a light and airy space to work with as you please. If you are not in a position to be undertaking construction work and knock through walls, there are some simple steps which can be taken to give the appearance of a larger space. White or light coloured walls really help to give a bright feel and pairing this with a large mirror gives the impression of much more space, opening up the room. Lighting can also go a long way; making the most of natural light from the windows and considering the lighting options can brighten up your space to help you feel energised all day long.
Add a touch of green
Research has proven that having plants around the home can really boost your mood and have a positive effect on your lifestyle. In addition to this, they can make great decorative features, adding a bit of life to empty corners and dressing the top of furniture pieces to add a boost of colour. From leafy greens to fresh flowers, pick out stunning plant pots and work on finding new homes for your new additions.
Create designated spaces
When you are living amongst your family or working from home, creating different areas dedicated to different things can help you get the personal space you need. For example, turning the box room into your home office can help to separate work and home life, giving you an area to get your head down away from distractions but then switch off once you leave after hours. Lofts and basement conversions also offer great potential for many, with the chance to make use of a whole new storey of your home.
Make your house into a home by adding your own stamp. Alongside the furnishings and structural work you opt for, small ornaments and decorations can add the personal touch you need to feel right at home. From framing your favourite photos of loved ones to displaying your holiday souvenirs, having some of your fondest memories on show can help to uplift your mood and display your personality throughout your home.