Quick Ways To Update Your Home
If you’ve lived in your home for a while you may find that it has become a bit dated, and that it’s no longer looking as fresh as when you first moved in. Fortunately, there are loads of things you can do to freshen up and give your home a bit of an update, and they won’t break the bank either.
Paint A Feature Wall
Feature walls have been fashionable for a while now, and for good reason! If you want to give a room an update, pick a wall and paint it a much darker, bolder colour. Popular choices for feature walls include grey, red and blue, and you can pick and choose a shade that ties in with your existing décor and current wall colour.
Change Cabinet Handles
We often forget how much of a difference handles on kitchen cabinets can make, or the handles on our bedroom or bathroom cupboards. A quick change won’t take long, but can dramatically update a room and give it a whole new look and feel.
Swap Out Light Switches Or Plug Plates
Plugs or light switch plates can be terribly dated and they are not always the most attractive either. There are so many different styles and choices available now, and changing these doesn’t take long. You can opt for a brass or black or white colour, and pick a sleek modern style, or go for something more vintage, depending on your tastes.
Update Your Light Fittings
If you have light fittings that are old, or simply not that attractive, now is the time to change them. There is a trend towards large light bulbs with big filaments at the moment, and these lights add warmth too, creating the perfect ambience for a dinner party, or even a night in playing games at Lucky Nugget casino Canada. Even changing one or two light fittings can change the entire look and feel of a room, especially if you opt for bulbs that enhance the ambience or change the mood.
Cornices, skirting boards, picture rails and other mouldings are now cheaper than ever, and are easy to fit. Many mouldings are now made out of polystyrene and you can do everything from update your cornices to create interest and frame a window. You can also use mouldings around mirrors or light fittings to create something different. You can have fun with colour and mouldings too, and can paint them to contrast or to tie in with your current scheme.
Switch Up Your Pictures
You may have had the same pictures hanging on your walls for so long you don’t even see them any more. If this is the case, it is time for a change. Often we leave dated images or photos up as they have become part of the furniture, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t update photo frames with new images, or print new pictures to hang in the place of old ones. You can also paint picture frames or change the borders to give them a new lease on life.