It's so easy to take your home for granted. Before you know it the place has lost it's luster and you are finding dust, and dreariness in every room. A home like this can drag on the subconscious moods of the mind and can begin eroding the feelings of contentment, safety and comfort that you once felt from your home.
True, these feelings may be indicative of something more serious but maybe, all it will take is a few of these low cost/no cost interior design lift tips to bring life back into your living space.
Tip 1 - Splash A New Color On The Wall
A fresh coat of paint is inexpensive and can transform a frumpy room into a room of life and fun. Try something outside your comfort zone. If you are feeling uncomfortable about trying something too new, paint a 3 by 5 piece of foam core with your new paint selection and hang it on your wall to see if it will grow on you. This way you will also be able to experience it's color changes through the different times during the night and day.
Tip 2 - Change The Light bulbs
There is nothing as quickly mood changing as a different type of light in your fixtures or lamps. Or, be a little more energetic and change up an old chandelier with a new more contemporary design. Install a wall sconce, canned lighting or change up your end table lighting with new shades and mood enhancing bulbs.
Tip 3 - Introduce a Room Divider
Great rooms are the trend in new construction today, but maybe you are feeling that those room blends are just a bit too much. Maybe you don't want to see those dirty dishes from the kitchen while watching movies in the den. Maybe you miss the bit of privacy that walls provide when sitting down with a best friend.
The great room has become a large impersonal space that offers access to all with privacy for none.
Here is where a free standing room divider can make a wonderful difference. These privacy screens come in many designs and offer 2 to 4 panel lengths. Create a new look around the divider. Don't want to paint a wall? Paint a divider, to bring in a new splash of color and contour.
Tip 4 - De Clutter
Clutter can kill peaceful "mojo" in any home no matter how beautiful your interior may be. It's hard to see with all that stuff. Maybe it's not so much "stuff" as it is a struggle with small spaces. Go through the room that has to much and decide if you can consolidate.
For example; use nesting tables instead of 2 or 3 individual end tables. Introduce a coffee table with storage drawers underneath so you can put all the magazines, TV controls etc in a functional hide-away.
Install shelves 2 feet below the ceiling to display those valuable photo's, nick knacks and mementos. This way you can remove the lower level catch all horizontal surfaces.
Baskets provide easy storage and organization areas that are not only functional but decorative.
Tip 5 - Introduce A Theme Or Pursue Your Personal Design Style
Go with a new theme or re-evaluate your own favored design style. Carry it through by incorporating area rugs, decorative pillows, fabrics and artwork. There's a lot of mood enhancing power in those textures and patterns.
Giving your home a house lift doesn't need to cost a lot of money; it just requires some elbow grease and focused creative attention. By implementing any one or all of these ideas will go a long way in invigorating your spirit and restoring your home to its original "I love to stay home" look.
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