Monday, February 23, 2015
How to Freshen Up Your Home
Your home is the place you get to relax, spend time with your loved ones, and follow your passions. There is no better way to make your home a tranquil place than by freshening it up and breathing new life into it, inside and out. Follow some of these simple tips and make the most out of your home.
Nothing will instantly freshen up the home like fresh air and light. Put down the air conditioner remote and throw open your windows and doors to embrace the natural environment around you. If you’re concerned about security, have your home fitted with special security doors and screens that won’t impede your view or let the insects in. Check out the range available from an expert company like Stylewise Security. Companies like this often sell great awnings and blinds that can accentuate your windows as well; click here to get some window dressing inspiration.
If the paint inside is looking a little tired, it might be time to have your home repainted. Creams, light pastel colours, and very light ceilings will make the room appear larger and give the space a light, refreshed feeling. Combine this with open spaces – keep the furniture to the walls with a single item in the centre of the space – and you will breathe easily with the sense of space around you.
The rusting brass-framed portrait of your great-great-grandfather’s favourite country club may have sentimental value, but it’s not doing anything for your home’s refreshment mission. Know what interior design elements are keeping your home feeling old and find a safe spot out of the way for them. Opt for large, singular pieces of art that complement the surroundings. If you have pastel-coloured, untextured walls, opt for a large, bright and three-dimensional painting that will draw the eye.
Nothing freshens up a home like a good spring clean and nothing will make you feel better once it’s done. So roll up your sleeves, pop on your favourite music, and pull out the scrubbing brush. Once you’re finished, go pick some flowers from your garden and put them in the centre of your living room, then sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy your refreshed surroundings.
A very on-trend and surprisingly refreshing option at the moment is to get outdoors, even when you’re indoors. Whether it’s a beautifully scented indoor herb garden or your very own blooming indoor shrub, bringing outdoor elements inside can help you feel invigorated and close to nature. Find some plants that won’t drop leaves indoors and need minimal fuss. If you’re not sure that your green thumb is up to the task, you can always just opt for fresh flowers – just don’t leave them too long as dying flowers won’t make your home feel fresh at all!
These are just a few ideas for freshening up your home, but the suggestions can be endless. What is the most effective thing you’ve done to keep your home feeling welcoming and new? Share your best tips below and let the home rejuvenation begin!
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