They say home is where the heart is, which often means you need to find a way to put your heart into your home. This is often achieved through the way in which you decorate or alter the space. Thankfully, you don’t need a major renovation to update your home – as the smaller changes are often the most impactful. For example, the right lighting can turn a dark, gloomy room into a place that is warm and inviting.
With that in mind, here are some simple improvements that you can make that will transform your home BEFORE the new year!
Add a fresh coat of paint
If you’ve grown tired of staring at the same four walls over and over again, this is a clear indicator that one (or more) of the rooms in your home is in need of some TLC. A fresh coat of paint is a great way to go about this, as it can transform the space without breaking your budget. After all, if you are willing to do the painting yourself, this means you can expect to spend less while improving your home. Choose your color(s) carefully by paying attention to the kind of atmosphere you want to create. For example, shades of yellow are known for creating a bright, lively atmosphere, whereas blues are often cooler and more relaxing.
Install an Air Conditioning Unit
AC Units, such as an Evaporative Cooling Service system, are a great example of a worthwhile investment when it comes to improving the functionality of your home. After all, they’ll filter fresh air into your home which can make it a much nicer place to spend time, especially when temperatures are rising outdoors. Many studies have also found that an increase in fresh air within the home can reduce the chances of you (or your family) dealing with respiratory problems or allergies.
Embrace natural light
Finding more ways to embrace natural light within your home can bring around many benefits. Firstly, it makes smaller rooms appear larger and more spacious than they actually are. It also reaps many benefits for your mental health, as it is linked to “increased production of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is our ‘feel good’ hormone – it acts as a natural mood stabiliser – and helps to relay messages from one area of the brain to another.” This does not mean you need to install a skylight (though they do look great), as there are plenty more (inexpensive) methods to consider. For example, you could simply get into the habit of ensuring you open the blinds and curtains every day!
Get rid of the clutter
Clutter is likely one of the biggest problems you contend with in your home, especially when raising children who treat the entire property as their toy box. As a result, if you’re looking to transform your home before 2023 rolls around, you should start by decluttering. For example, you could use the KonMari Method, where you“ keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.” While popularised by Netflix, this method is surprisingly effective when getting rid of unnecessary clutter and freeing up space in your home.