Home Improvement – 5 Things You Can Do Today To Make Your House Look Better
Home is where you spend a great deal of time these days, so why not make it a comfortable place to be – inside and out? You don’t have to have a lot of money to make noticeable upgrades to your home, so put on some old clothes and let’s get to work doing things to make your house look better.
1. Clean Up the Yard
You know that old, broken-down car sitting in the driveway that you’re always intending to fix up and get back on the road? It’s time to get rid of it. You’re busy, and besides, you have another perfectly drivable car sitting right next to it that you use every day.
There are plenty of businesses offering cash for cars, and the best part is, they’ll tow it away and still pay you a few hundred dollars. Your yard will look a lot better with that eyesore gone and you’ll have one less thing on your plate needing your attention.
2. Tackle the Clutter
Most of us are guilty of letting clutter build up in our homes. It may not be a lot, but we’re sure there’s at least one room in your house that could use a little decluttering. Go through the stuff piled in boxes or thrown in corners and get rid of anything you haven’t used in years.
Those favorite jeans from high school you just know you’ll get back into someday? Get rid of them. They likely aren’t even in style anymore. That stack of crochet magazines you want to look through but still haven’t picked up? Yep… they’re gone.
Clearing out all the junk you no longer need or want will give your house a cleaner, airier feel that you’ll love.
3. Take Something Away
Most homes have way too many competing decorative accents. Add all the furniture in and the look can be almost claustrophobia-inducing. To change things up and give yourself more space to breathe, experiment with taking something out.
This doesn’t mean you have to get rid of the things you take out. Just put them in another room or the garage to swap with something the next time you feel the need for a change of scenery.
4. Move the Furniture
If you have space, this trick is one that makes a big difference without you needing to do much at all. Simply move your furniture pieces a few inches further away from each other. Alternatively, you can move them further away from the wall. Either way, the extra space between gives the room a brighter, more open look and feel that instantly makes the house look better.
5. Add a Touch of Nature
Nothing beautifies a space faster than adding a vaseful of flowers or a hanging houseplant or two. If you look at any home décor magazine, you’ll see that nearly every picture has this in common.
While fresh-cut flowers are a bit on the pricey side to keep replacing week after week, a single thriving houseplant is a one-time purchase that continues to add a touch of nature for a long time – with the right care, of course.
They say home is where the heart is, and these days, it’s also where we are spending a great deal of time. As you can see, making your home look better is quite easy without spending a lot of money to do so. Just employ the suggestions listed above to make your own house look more inviting.