Tired of your home decor? Need a change? Home improvement can be simple and affordable.
Here are 4 ways you can update your style:
1. Splash on the colour
If there’s a faster way to transform the look of any room, we haven’t found it yet. A new coat of paint can do absolute wonders for a tired-looking space. Check out Pantone’s “colour of the year” and discover the latest trends. Sure, brown, orange, and avocado may have been good enough for your parents’ rec room, but they won’t do in today’s Gen-Z world. Paint is a fast, easy, and very affordable way to instantly refresh your home.
2. Light up your life
If you want to see how quickly style and design can change, look at the chandelier your parents have in their dining room, and compare it to the sleek new LED track-lighting available from Ikea. Because light is such a big part of how we feel about a space, new light fixtures and bulbs can completely change the look of your home. Replacing a light fixture can be a simple DIY or weekend-warrior project. Of course, you’ll be dealing with electricity, so do your homework or hire a professional.
3. Create new cabinets
Like a new coat of paint, a new finish on your old kitchen and bathroom cabinets can help create an entirely new identity for your favourite rooms. Flatter details, brighter colours, or simpler hardware could take you from drab to fabulous in no time at all.
You have two options when it comes to updating your cabinets; reface, or refinish.
Refacing involves replacing the front doors, drawers, and handles of your cabinets, and provides the most dramatic change with the least amount of stress.
Refinishing is when you strip away the paint or stain on your old cupboards and give it a colourful face-lift. It’s the most affordable option and is often just what you need to re-energize your home.
4. Refresh the floors
As styles change, what was once hip and interesting becomes boring. Wall-to-wall carpeting, patterned linoleum, and worn-out tiling can leave you feeling down every time you look down. New flooring can transform the look of any room and it doesn’t have to be expensive. You can even get vinyl tiles that mimic the look and feel of hardwood, while being super-easy to install.
So good luck on your plans to refresh your space. You’ll appreciate the change every single day.