Are you thinking of restyling your home now that the new year is here?
But maybe you’re lacking the inspiration or the motivation to get started.
Whatever your situation, here are seven handy home improvement ideas.
- Cover your kitchen cupboards
The kitchen is the beating heart of any home, it’s the place where you gather with family and friends for mouth-watering meals and sophisticated soirees. If you think your kitchen could benefit from a facelift, rather than ripping everything out, get yourself some fancy self-adhesive cupboard covers and quite literally paper over the cracks. You can replace your cupboard and drawer handles while you’re at it too.
- Use bright colours
Repainting some of the rooms in your home with bright colours instantly lifts your home interior and enhances its character. So head to a home DIY store such as B&Q, pick up some tester pots and see what you like. If you’re wary of being surrounded by wall to wall rainbows, an accent wall in a bright colour, accompanied by a neutral colours makes a great alternative.
- Divide and conquer
Pretty much every house has a crap draw or cupboard that’s home to random bits of necessary clutter. However, you can bring a bit of order to yours by investing in some storage dividers, so you can store your clutter neatly and avoid the shame that comes when a guest clocks eyes on your manic pile of mess.
- Track lighting
As we’re sure you know, lighting is one of the most important parts of any home interior because it has the power to completely transform the ambiance of a room. So why not give track lighting a whirl? It lets you place your lights across a long track, so you can put light exactly where you need it and brighten up just about any area – pretty handy, right?
- Go multifunctional
We accumulate a lot of clutter over the years, which means our homes can start to look a little bit untidy. This is why it’s worth investing in some multifunctional furniture pieces. You can use them to store those bits and pieces that are making your home look untidy and, if chosen correctly, they can seriously enhance your décor. If you’re not sure where to start, check out a home furniture store such as Ikea for some inspiration.
- Roll out the red carpet
If you live in a house with a long entrance hallway, give your guests the VIP treatment by rolling out the red carpet in the form of a stylish carpet runner. Alternatively, if you’re lacking hallway space, consider a stair runner instead – it instantly livens up your stairs by adding texture and contrast.
- Buy an entrance mat
An snazzy entrance mat with a beautiful design is cherry on top of your deliciously delightful home interior. It’s the ingredient that will provide a warm welcome to your guests and make them feel right at home in your house. So grab yourself a stylish entrance mat from an online retailer like Kleen-Tex and make the perfect welcoming statement.
That’s our list! Share your home improvement ideas in the comment section.