Is your home looking tired and dated? Maybe you’ve just moved in and the previous owner seemed to be living in 1987, or maybe you just fancy a change. When your décor is now considered vintage, it might be time to consider an update, and fast. Luckily, there are a few small things you can do to make a big impact, which should help to transform your home in less than a month. Read on for some ideas on where to start:
Store away furniture
Before you begin on your refurbishment project, it might be useful to remove as much furniture from your home as possible. When you’re trying to quickly redecorate, furniture can get in the way, and you’ll spend more time shifting it all around the house than actually redecorating each room. To make things easier, consider using an affordable self storage facility in your local area to store furniture that you can live without for a month. This will give you much more space to play around with and will help to avoid furniture from getting damaged whilst people work in each room.
Another way to prepare your home for total transformation is to get rid of anything that you don’t need or use on a regular basis. This can be a tough task, but it’s important to do if you want to make a big impact. Not only will this give you more space to work around, it will also refresh your space once everything is back in situ. Spaciousness is always in style, so the less clutter you have blocking doorways and floors, the better your house will look once you’re done.
Once you’ve stored away furniture and decluttered, it’s time to give your home a good deep clean. This will remove potentially years of built-up dirt and grime in areas you can’t usually access, and will help to freshen up the space and make it look and feel new again – a shiny floor can do wonders for a room that was previously dull and dusty! Plus, it’s just a good way to prepare walls for a fresh lick of paint ahead of time.
Add a feature wall
Speaking of painting walls, adding a feature wall is a great way to add a pop of colour or interest to a room. It’s also a quick and easy way to change the look of a space without doing too much work. Just choose one wall in each room and make it stand out with paint or wallpaper – this is much faster than painting the whole room but can make just as much difference if you get the colour right.
Upgrade lighting fixtures
Lighting can make or break a room – too bright and the overall impact will be harsh and sterile, too dark and the shadows will be unflattering and dull. Luckily, updating your lighting can be a simple as replacing an old lamp shade with a new chandelier or swapping out dated table lamps for something more modern. Just remember to keep temperature in mind – warm light will help to create a cosy atmosphere, whilst cold light is better for completing daily tasks such as cooking or laundry.
Grow indoor plants
Plants can help to purify the air, brighten up a space, and add a touch of nature to a room. They’re especially useful in rooms that lack character and are perfect if your home attracts pollution from outside. Eventually, pollution will ruin your soft furnishings and paintwork, but plants help to suck pollution out of the air, saving your décor from damage. Just choose a few plants that are easy to care for and place them in strategic locations around your home, such as on a shelf or window cill.
Refurbish old furniture
Old furniture can ruin the look of your home, even if everything else is perfect. Fortunately, sprucing up furniture can be as simple as changing out knobs and handles, or painting legs and doors. This can be a fun and creative way to breathe new life into old pieces. Just take a look at what you have and see if there’s anything that could use a makeover. Scratches, dents and stains can be hidden, cleaned or fixed so that a piece looks brand new again. You might be surprised at how much difference it makes!
If you’re looking to quickly transform your home, just a few of the tips above can make a big impact. Sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need to fall in love with your space again. Finally, add some personal touches with artwork, plants, and other accessories, and your home should look stunning again. These simple tips will help you to quickly and easily transform your home into the oasis you’ve always dreamed of.