Just as many of us like to express ourselves through the clothes we wear, the same rule can often go for how we dress our homes. It is, after all, your own personal style that is what gives your property its personality, and it’s only natural to want to update it every once in a while. But usually, most of us find that the sheer expense of re-decorating in the home is enough to mean it is not a viable option for most of us. Living among the same interiors for years, however, can get a little boring. Humans are creatures that relish change and differences in scenery, so if your property is looking a little aged now, there’s no wonder it’s getting you down. That doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to update it a little, though. Take a look at these easy tips that can help you breathe life back into your home.
Get creative with paint
We all know that giving the walls a lick of paint is one of the easiest ways to give one of your rooms a fresh new look. But who says you have to limit paint to just the walls? There could be many different things in your home you could paint to add a pop of color to any of your rooms. Take the kitchen, for example. Is it currently looking a bit drab, with white walls and dull, wooden cabinets? Find a type of paint that is suitable for the wood application and paint them a bright, bold color. It will modernize your kitchen in seconds and is relatively inexpensive, too.
Keep your eye out for competitions
You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it,’ and this is something that definitely applies to competitions for homeware and re-models. Many major homeware companies offer sweepstakes and contests you can enter to win cash, prizes, and even full-scale home renovations. For example, you can read the complete guide of all the HGTV Sweepstakes here. If money is the main reason why you haven’t got around to brightening up your home, trying your hand at one of these contests could be the perfect option for you.
Look in unexpected places
When you’re trying to take your home from drab to fab, you probably spend hours perusing Pinterest and looking in high-end homeware shops for the odd chance of a bargain. Unfortunately, however, you’re probably not going to find one. But that doesn’t mean your place can’t still look amazing and unique. There’s no written rule that says you only have to job in department stores for your decor – why not try thrift shops, antique dealerships or even car boot sales as well? You could even venture up to your parent’s attic (if you’re feeling brave enough!) and see what relics you can find up there. Making a house a home is all about those personal touches, so see what you can come up with.