Your home is the place where you want to feel most comfortable and there are times when you want to do something different with your interiors to add character to where you live.
It can be surprisingly easy to give rooms a makeover and it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Bear in mind that attractive interiors that are easy to take care of will more than likely add value to your property.
Here are a few suggestions for improving your home and enhancing its charm and ambience:
Update your lighting
There may be times when you want a darker feel to a room but for the most part, people prefer good lighting to bring out the features in rooms or just as a sensible addition to help see things clearly.
Replacing your lights over the dining room table with an attractive chandelier will give a lift to the space and also allow your family or guests to see what they are eating.
For artworks or photographs on your walls, consider installing small accent lights to highlight the features, and add a table lamp or two in your living space so when you want to reduce the lighting, perhaps for watching television, you’ll still have a source of light.
Rethink your window coverings
You might use washable blinds in the kitchen that makes them easy to clean, but if you have curtains in your other rooms, you could look into installing window shutters.
Wooden shutters not only look smart and add a real sense of style to any room, but they are also easy to keep clean. They can be made to measure to fit any size or shape of window, and with moveable slats, you can let in as much or as little light as you want.
There’s an additional advantage in that shutters can help with insulation during cold weather and reduce outside noise.
Display your collectibles
If you have a good few items you have collected that you would like to put on display rather than hide away, put up some open shelving or get a display cabinet to show off your treasures.
A display cabinet is best if you don’t want to dust items regularly, and with a suitably positioned downlighter, you can show off special glasses, chinaware and decanters.
Spruce up your floors
Wooden floors look great, are easy to clean and maintain and will last a long time. If you have allergies, a wooden floor won’t trap allergens and you can use machine-washable rugs to brighten a room.
Prepare to paint
Nothing lifts the feel of an interior than some fresh paint. You can make bold feature walls with different colours or use greens and blues to create a peaceful and calm effect.
Plan your interiors
Take some time to work through what you want to achieve so you don’t lose time by having to deal with mistakes. Things will go more smoothly and more quickly than you might imagine.