Why would you need to fall in love with your home again? The fact is, many people do become bored and frustrated with their home especially if nothing new has been done to the property in quite a while.
After all, it’s just about impossible to spend every single day in the same place and be amazed and excited every single time you step through the door. When this happens, a lot of people assume that their best options is to up sticks and find somewhere else to live.
Of course, there are a lot of great reasons to move house. It gives you a fresh start in a new place, it helps you feel like you’re beginning a new phase of your life, and it gives you the chance to fall in love with your home all over again. However, it can also me stressful, time-consuming, not to mention incredibly expensive. Fortunately, moving is not the only option when you start to feel a little bored of your current home. Here are a few ways to make the most of the home you have, rather than looking for somewhere new.
Do you know the three R’s of falling in love with your home again? This expert advice will save you the stress and expense of moving, and help you add greater value to your home. If you love the ‘bones’ of your home, the geographic location, the neighbours, your home’s character and features then don’t move.
Fall In Love With Your Home: Redecorate
Let’s start with something simple; Paint! If you’re feeling like your home isn’t really wowing you in the way that it used to, why not bring a splash of color to it? Part of what you’re feeling might simply be that you’re sick of looking at the same colour on the walls, so it’s not interesting to you anymore. Instead of needing somewhere new, perhaps you just need to view your walls differently. Get creative with colour schemes and idea for wall hangings. You’ll be amazed at how much more personality you can bring to your home.
Pale colours will give the appearance of space whereas darker colours give a more intimate feel. Grab a colour wheel as see which colours take your fancy. Maybe you are attracted to cool blues and greens, or warm pinks, reds, and oranges. Create greater interest in open plan rooms by varying the strength of the same colour. Add a little white or a little black to vary the hues. You can also mix matte paint finishes with gloss paint finishes.
Wallpaper has also had a HUGE revival with greatly improved papers, adhesive, and applications. The range is never-ending with flock and relief papers, natural fibres, metallic, patterned, fake wood, highly decorative, geometric, self-patterning… there is a wallpaper for EVERY wall.
Get creative with colour schemes and ideas for wall hangings. You’ll be amazed at how much more personality you can bring to your home.
Fall In Love With Your Home: Rearrange
It’s remarkable how different a room can look simply by repositioning furniture. In fact, it can often be enough to render a room practically unrecognizable! Think about things like lighting, space and the traffic flow of the room when deciding how to arrange things. Don’t be afraid to experiment, after all, if something doesn’t work, you can just put everything back where it was.
Use graph paper to create a floor plan of each room. Create scale so you know the correct size of the room, position of doors and windows, ducts, and lights. Then, create the shape and size of furniture, rugs, and accessories from pieces of paper. Keep to scale. This will make it very easy to arrange furniture without heavy lifting.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. To truly maximize the use and flow of each room, you may require built-ins or bespoke furniture. Try direct furniture makers such as Brosa Furniture for classical designs for Icon by Design for Scandinavian-inspired designs.
Fall In Love With Your Home: Renovate
Of course, if you wanted to get really serious about making your home feel like new then why not make some real, structural changes. Ask yourself what it is that you really want from your home that you’re not currently getting. Then you can speak to residential architects and construction companies to see how possible it to make your desires into reality.
Whether you want to extend the house outwards and increase the size of the kitchen, or maybe you want to turn the attic into a space that’s used for more than just storing boxes. Whatever you decide, it’s important to plan carefully and get as much professional help and support as possible. This is one job you are not going to want to handle yourself.
It really is amazing how much you can change about your home. Without ever needing to pack a single box you can often end up feeling as though you’ve stepped into an entirely new place, ready to make a totally fresh start!
Styling Your Home… your way
If you need more professional help with styling, colour, and flow ion your home then speak to the experts at our sister site, Don’t Call Me Penny – Styling Your Home… your way.