Now is the season where family and friends visit each other and if you’re the one who is hosting you’re going to want to make a good impression. Even if you are telling yourself that this is the year they can all take it or leave it, you know you’ll want to minimize the fuel for your mother-in-laws burning desire to comment on every little thing she sees. If you’re lucky nobody will care about your house, but if you’re unlucky your family can be really judgemental about how your home looks, and how you decorate it so if any time was perfect for sprucing up your home, it’s now.
Even if you don’t have this issue to contend with, there’s so much you can do with your home to make it feel fresh and new again. With the few tips we have for you below, you could spruce up your home in no time, and you don’t even have to spend that much money doing so.
The Living Room
Hopefully, by now your living room will be full of Christmas decorations ready for the festive season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change things up a bit. First things first, the outdated cushions have got to go. It is recommended that you change your pillows once a year because after that amount of time they can become dusty and they just aren’t as fluffy or have that support you’d like them to. It’s a simple change, but one that can really make a difference, especially if you choose to go for a new colour.
Then, perhaps you can think about adding a feature wall. It doesn’t have to mean decorating because let’s face it, none of us are going to be getting out the decorating tools this week, but if you have a spare wall with nothing on it, a picture, maybe something Christmassy, would look perfect at this time of year. It helps to jazz the room up a little and give it a bit of character.
It’s effortless for your kitchen to feel like it’s become a little outdated. A full renovation at this time of year is definitely going to be too expensive, so the best thing you can do to spruce it up is adding a splash of new color or some funky accessories.
Something to add a little personal flair in the form of accessories is a decanter set. If you like wine, these really do look luxurious and will make perfect use of a spare corner. Or perhaps some jars to hold flour, sugar, etc. These can look fabulous and are useful too. They’re really not that expensive, and can be found at most of your local stores, check here if you want to grab yourself a discount code.
Just like in the living room, a feature wall can look amazing in a kitchen. You could try a large wall clock, you can get all sorts of different designs that spread across the wall, or some family photos, or even something quirky like some framed recipes. These little touches can make the kitchen feel new again while spending very little.
In the same vein as the living room and the kitchen, you can add a big dollop of personality to your bedrooms with very little time and money, which is a bonus at this time of year. Sometimes you can be really tricky and just move things around from one room to the other.
Washing all of the bedding always makes the rooms feel fresh and while the laundry is on you can swap around some photos, cushions or other accessories and all of your bedrooms will feel different.
Each of your other rooms can be spruced up a little by follow the advice above. Just give everything a refresh, and you’ll be happy with your home before you know it. Even something simple such as a new bedsheet can help to make a room look brand new.