Top Ways to Brighten up your Home

Whether you’re moving into a new home or you’ve been living there for a while, often it’s really nice to just spend some time brightening it up and making it a little more comfortable. For many the thought of renovating is associated with too much stress and expense. While it’s really nice to totally transform your home, there are a few small fixes you can do that will make a big difference to the look and feel of your home. Here are our suggestions:

Invest in Art:

A great painting can easily transform a whole room and set the mood. Whether you prefer the category “still life painters” or fancy things a bit more abstract, there’s so much out there for you to choose from. Art is a very personal decision and there’s no way to tell you what you should use or what the best option is for you, I just suggest you find a piece of art that inspires you, moves you or ignites a special feeling within you. Art is one of those things that can transform a room from drab to something a little special and it’s also something you can easily take with you if you move home.

Get Some Statement Cushions:

Most men probably don’t care about cushions, but they’re a great way to brighten a room. There are so many funky colours and patterns out there, that you can find something that’s really in your style. The other great benefit about cushions is that they are comfortable – they actually make your couch, bed or chair feel infinitely more comfortable while adding some personality to that space. Cushions vary considerably in price, depending on their size, label and the material they are made of. Their are cushions in every budget so this is a really affordable way to transform your furniture or even the entire room.

Paint a Feature Wall:

This will only cost as much as the tin of paint you buy and your time to actually paint the wall. In recent years there’s been a strong trend of leaving homes as neutral as possible in order to maintain their sale value. The problem with that is if you’re living in the house for a good few years, it can be somewhat depressing having white or off-white walls everywhere. Painting a feature wall is a great way to transform the room, brighten it up and add a little character to otherwise drab walls. This is great because there are almost an unlimited number of colours available so you can choose whichever colour you think will suit the room and it’s purpose. A feature wall can be painted in as few as a couple of hours, so it’s a quick investment that can bring a lot of warm and brightness to any room.

Improving your home doesn’t have to be a big job. A few changes or adjustments here and there and you can feel like you’ve really transformed it into something a little more comfortable.