Everything is exciting when we first move into a house. And how could it not be? It’s new territory, a relatively blank canvas with which to create a home in our design. But it’s not long before boredom begins to settle in. It might be a year, or two, or five, but eventually we look around at our home, and we’re just not all that excited by what we say anymore. So what options do you have, move away? Let’s not do anything drastic. The answer may just lie in making a few changes to refresh the look and feel of the home. Below, we show you how to do it.
Rearrange the Furniture
Our minds want to take in new information, but there’s only so much your home can do on this front. You’ve bought your furniture, and over time, your eyes just slowly get used to it. You don’t even see the room anymore: you’re doing everything on autopilot! But there is a simple way you freshen up the home, and in fact, it only takes an hour. Rearrange the furniture! It’ll jolt your mind into looking at your home anew again. A new perspective – which you’ll get from your new couch position – will mix things up enough to keep things interesting.
Change the Decor
If you’re committed to keeping your furniture in the same place, or you don’t have any other choice other than to keep them where they are, then get out the paintbrush and change the color of the walls. The intensity of paint fades over time, which can make the room look and feel dated. By giving the walls a lick of paint, you’ll be bringing them back to life and thrusting some energy into your home.
Transform the Important Spaces
If you’re really getting bored of your home, then some paint of the walls might not cut it. You’ll be looking for a greater transformation. But of course, it’s unlikely that you’ll have the budget or capacity to transform every inch of your home. So instead, focus on the most important rooms. A bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen remodeling project will breathe new life into your home. These are the spaces you spend the most time, the areas of the house that have the biggest impact on the overall feel of your home. Take care of them, and you’ll be back in love with your house in no time.
Add Works of Art
Works of art and decoration are an underrated aspect of the home. Not enough people make the most of them! But they should, because they’re highly effective ways to freshen up a space. When you walk into a room, your eyes won’t be drawn to the familiar, the things that are functional but uninspiring, but a work of art that you’ve selected. There are some rules for buying art for the home, but the most important tip is to find a work of art that’s unique. Cheap, mass-produced copies just don’t look all that good.