With spring just around the corner, there’s no better time to give your home a seasonal update. Whether you’re seeking to spruce things up after the dreary winter weather, or you’re planning a complete room revamp, we’ve listed the best tips, tricks and handy hints to keep in mind when implementing home updates that pack heaps of aesthetic appeal and exude a personal touch!
Eliminating clutter allows you to start afresh and create the illusion of space in your home. Multi-purpose furniture is a great idea when it comes to combining style and function and enables you to keep your possessions close at hand even when they’re stored away. Think convertible desks and ottomans with built-in storage and consider implementing sturdy overhead racks in the laundry or bathrooms if you’re short on space. Give each item its own place and make good use of cabinets, closets, containers and drawers. For those smaller belongings, like books, magazines and other knick-knacks, opt for stylish baskets to give your newly tidy space a calm and streamlined appeal.
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2. Liven up your walls
Changing up your walls has to be one of the simplest and least expensive home updates. Creating wall texture designs is as simple as painting one wall of your room and finishing it off by layering joint compound paste in stripes and swirls or any other pattern of your choosing! If you’re seeking something more low-key, then consider adding or refreshing your wall prints. Opt for a single theme or colour and stagger prints of different sizes on your wall to channel that on-trend mismatched, contemporary vibe.
3. Make it cozy
A trendy home doesn’t necessarily need to be all sharp edges and crisp whites. The most welcoming environment is warm, comfortable and uniquely you! Refreshing your pillows and throws is one of those essential home updates, but for a truly creative touch, decorate your space with candles. Not only do candles provide a stunning visual effect and diffuse a lovely fragrance, but they also build atmosphere – even when they’re not lit! Arrange candles of varying sizes, shapes and colours in artful clusters throughout your home and enjoy their dreamy, romantic appeal. If your home is child-friendly, consider opting for a flameless variety, which gives you the look and scent of real candles without the smoke or risk of fire.
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4. Incorporate seasonal updates
Keep your bedroom fresh all year round and update your bedding with the seasons. Consider crisp whites or paler neutrals for your sheets and easily change up your quilt cover to reflect the airy brightness of summer or the rich, deep warmth of winter. Carry this theme throughout your home and update your lounge’s accent pillows. For home updates, think nautical blues and whites to achieve a beachy vibe or plush, darker tones for a rustic, autumn feel. The choices are endless!
5. Refresh your front
Your front door is one of the first things visitors notice about your home. It goes a long way towards creating a welcoming impression. Interior designers suggest refreshing your door’s colour every five years. Choose a colour that reflects how you want your guests to feel as they enter your home. A rich, deep red or a bold black gives great curb appeal and adds a touch of sophistication and personality!
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