Are you tired of looking at your old walls? Have you ever thought of getting rid of your worn floors? Would you like to have a change of scenery right in the comforts of your own home?
When you are already weary with the current look and feel of your home, then perhaps it is time for a makeover.
Out with the Old, In with the New
There are times when people need to let go of old things to make way for the new. This applies to getting your home a much-needed upgrade. Whether it is because the look is already out-dated, some features are getting worn out, or you just got bored of the same old view, a home restoration project can definitely lift your spirits.
A home improvement mission can be quite exciting. Not only can you look forward to a better-looking abode, but the process of choosing fabulous wallpaper designs for the living room or deciding to choose the best outdoor motion sensor lights and which fabrics to use for the bedroom can also do wonders for your mood. Wouldn’t it be exhilarating if you could turn your dreams into reality? You can finally make the additions that you have longed for or execute the changes that you have planned for quite some time.
However, there are instances wherein you can become overwhelmed by all the ideas swirling in your head. Sometimes, there are factors that might not allow you to do a full makeover. Financial considerations or time restrictions may hinder you from executing a general home upgrade. When this happens, do not despair. You can still enhance your home by simply upgrading specific areas or making simple changes.
Here are some fantastic tips for making your home makeover come true:
1. Aesthetic Additions
You can add serious appeal to your home by making new additions. Enhancements, like expanding the master suite or building a porch, can both be beautiful and practical. When doing so, make sure to take the following into consideration:
- Start with what problem or concern you want to solve. Do you need more space for your clothes? Would you like to have more room for entertaining? Have these in mind so you can better decide on which addition you need to prioritize more.
- You should also check if there are any legal limitations regarding making additions to the building or property. Factors such as height restrictions, property lines, or a restrictive covenant should be taken into consideration.
- Take space efficiency into account. Your addition does not have to be large. It is more important that your planned addition is space-efficient. For example, a breakfast nook can only take a corner, but it can already amp up the visual volume of your dining area.
- Also, see if your addition is still in scale. Adding a loft might be nice, but it might not look too good if it makes your house look like it grew another head from the outside.
2. Fabulous Fabrics
Fabrics can be fabulous enhancements when you are trying to upgrade your home interiors.
You can play with colors, textures, and designs when using fabrics. This does not only mean curtains or drapes. You can also use good fabric to upholster old furniture or room accents.
For a more practical choice, go for fabrics that offer excellent wear resistance while still being soft to the touch. You can also choose from a color palette that has more earthy tones or pastel shades with a natural luster. These are elegant options that can be the perfect background for other room pieces.
3. Fancy Flooring
Changing your floors can spell a world of difference in enhancing the look and feel of your home.
If your floors are already showing signs of aging or you are simply tired of walking on the same old plane, then feel free to try out other ideas. Choose to walk on the bright side and opt to install carpet tiles, vinyl flooring, or wall to wall carpeting. Whether you use these to highlight a specific space, cover your stairs, or add flair all throughout the home, you can be sure that your choice of color and texture can already make a difference.
Check with your flooring supplier whether they have options that combine creative design and technology. For example, there are vinyl flooring products that already offer high-tech features such as being phthalate- and antimony-free. These kinds of flooring contribute to good air quality and comply with strict fire regulations.
4. Going Green
You can bring the outdoors in as an option for your home makeover.
Biophilic design is one trend that is flourishing. It’s an innovative way of using nature and other natural elements in design and architecture that aims to connect people with the natural environment. For instance, you can have a small indoor water fountain or glass waterfall. Another idea is to put up a vertical garden in your solar or even in the bathroom.
You can start off by tearing down walls and replacing these with huge windows to bring the sunshine in. You can also use plants as decorative (and restorative) pieces. For example, a huge Areca palm in a classic vase or some colorful chrysanthemums can already spruce up your place. Besides, these plants are also included in the list of air-purifying plants released by NASA in their report Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement published in 1989.
5. Winsome Wallpapers
Another wonderful alternative is to install wallpapers.
There is a fine selection of wallpaper designs and textures as well as a spectrum of colors. From kiddie designs to panoramic patterns, these wall coverings are a worthy option when it comes to upgrading your home’s aesthetics.
You can also go for rich brocades, serene shades, or bold hues, depending on the mood that you want to achieve. Whether you use them in your bedroom, study, or all over the house, these wallpapers are easy to install and can instantly reinvigorate the areas they cover.
Turn Up the Visual Volume
Whether you go all out on the home improvements or choose one upgrade at a time, it is undeniable that the ideas outlined here can significantly elevate your home’s look. A simple modification can already change a room’s – and its occupants’ – mood
So fine-tune your thoughts and get ready for a life-altering home makeover. The choices are already laid out for you.
James Prathap is the General Manager at NGC Nafees, one of the leading distributors of wallpapers, floorings, and fabrics in the Middle East and South Asia. Formed three decades ago, the business also offers high-quality panoramics, coordinated fabrics, and creative stickers for residential and commercial projects.