As much as we’d love to, we don’t always have the freedom to choose the ideal home to live in. Be it due to work, or the distance from your child’s school, there are various reasons as to why we would “settle” for the house available to us. But that doesn’t mean we don’t try to make it our home. Even if we’re living in an apartment, or a rented home, humans have a way of personalizing it to suit and reflect their personality. But just like we grow older, so does our home. And the once spick and span apartment is probably looking shabby; even to you! If moving homes is not an option, then don’t despair. Here’s what you can do to make your home look upgraded and maybe even better than before…!
Take in your budgetFirst off, don’t go all out. We advise that you take it one room at a time; to reduce the cost and also the mess. Some modern interior decorators are embracing the art of “themed rooms”. Here, instead of one theme for the entire house, you play around with a few complimenting or contrasting themes. For example, if one of your rooms is of the “heritage home” theme, you can put in wooden tiles (if allowed by your landlord) or carpet, or you can bring in the outdoors, indoors by laying sandstone tiles Melbourne in place of sandstone paves. This works great for entry ways and TV dens.
Make small changes Small changes can go a long way to make your apartment feel upgraded. Well fitted carpets (like we mentioned above), the correct light fixtures, a new painting to replace the old are all great ways to let go of the old living style and embrace the new. Paintings in our opinion can be a great bargain, when bought in a garage or backyard sale. Don’t forget to clear out (or sell) those old paintings that your eyes are probably bored looking at!
Bring the outdoors, indoorsWho doesn’t like those lovely stonemason Sydney homes? In fact, who doesn’t like the outdoors? The freedom, the sunlight, the air…just the thought of it should make your mind feel lighter. Embrace that lightness to your home. Bring in a few plants and throw out those windows and let in the sunlight and air. In fact, changing the drapes (and the throw pillows!) can be a great way to upgrade you home as well.
All it takes is a few buckets of paintAnd last our pro tip, paint. Painting your walls, giving your rooms an accent wall, hanging your new wall art on your freshly painted walls are all fantastic ways to make your home look brand new. With modern painting techniques so elaborately explained on line, even amateurs can try their hand at it. Apart from your walls, painting your mismatched furniture is also a great way to upgrade them, and make them all fit your theme; inevitably making your home look upgraded.