After spending more time at home over the past two years, you could probably use a change of scenery — even if you’re not going on holiday, moving house, or undergoing a major home renovation anytime soon. And fortunately, refreshing and renewing your home is a lot easier than you’d think. In many cases, refreshing your home could be as simple as painting your walls, rearranging the furniture, or brightening your living space with natural light, indoor plants, and mirrors.
Here are three suggestions from Renovation Insider, helping you to refresh and renew your home in the upcoming year — and fall in love with your living space all over again.
1. Try a New Paint Colour
Interior paint colours have the power to make or break a room, and switching up the colours of your walls will play a huge role in how you feel about a space. Shades of green, blue, and grey are some of the most popular colour trends for the coming year, but the right colours for your home will depend on your personal preference, the height of your ceilings, and a room’s lighting.
Start by scheduling a colour selection consultation with Renovation Insider so you can be sure you’re choosing the right paint colours for your living space. And if you’re new to painting, you may wish to hire a professional painter as well.
2. Rearrange the Furniture
If you’re in dire need of a scenery change, refreshing and renewing your home could be as simple as rearranging your furniture. Rearranging furniture is said to have a positive impact on mental health, as it encourages you to embrace change and look at things from a different perspective. Here are a few simple rules to follow when rearranging the furniture in a room:
- Arrange your furniture around a focal point (such as a fireplace, window, built-in shelving unit, statement piece, or accent wall).
- Bring in furniture pieces from other rooms in your home, like side tables, chairs, and mirrors.
- Keep all entryways and doorways clear of furniture.
- To maximise a room’s lighting, avoid placing furniture in front of windows and doors when possible.
3. Brighten Your Living Space
Depending on the paint colours you choose and how you rearrange your furniture, you could brighten your living space without even meaning to. However, hanging mirrors, filling your home with lush indoor plants, and adding different types of lighting can also help to lighten and brighten your living space and improve your overall mood. Some of the best indoor houseplants include bromeliads, yuccas, golden pothos, and air plants (also known as tillandsias).
If your home lacks natural light but adding new windows isn’t in the budget, you might also consider adding a solar powered LED panel. These are an affordable alternative to adding square skylights or new windows and doors, and they can typically be installed in just two hours without requiring a plumber to modify your roof.
Things to Consider
As you make these updates to your home, remember to keep a record of your projects — especially if you plan on selling your house in the next few years. Take photos of the work you’ve done, hold onto your receipts, and focus on making updates that could help to improve your home’s value.
If you’re making any major home renovations, you’ll also need to think about how you’re going to pay for them. As a few options, you could use money from savings, apply for a loan, or refinance your home mortgage.
Refreshing and renewing your home doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time, and there are updates to fit just about any budget. Don’t be afraid to shop secondhand or restore old furniture pieces, as there are lots of treasures to be found throughout Queensland.
And of course, contact Renovation Insider if you need help coming up with a plan for your home reno. Renovation Insider has the knowledge and experience you need to refresh, renew, and redo your home for improved health and happiness this year.
Are you ready to book an Empowerment Audit or a free home renovation consultation? Contact Renovation Insider or visit renovationinsider.com.au.