Ideas to Help You Freshen Up Your Home

an open plan room with wooden flooring and full length window with a desk and chair in the corner and cube shelving on the wall

Every now and then we all take a long hard look at our home and think that it needs some sort of updating. There are many options that are open to you, and that is really where the main challenge lays. It is difficult to know where to start or even what you want to do, especially when you just know that there is an update needed. Here are some ideas to get you started on your interior design journey.

Flooring

We’re going to start by discussing the changes you can make to the floor. It might seem like a place that doesn’t need to be worked on with priority, however, you will quickly see a room change dramatically once you have a new floor in place. So what are your options?

Well, the great thing about working on the floor first is that you have so many choices at your disposal. Your best bet might be to take each room based on its individual use. Your bedroom might suit some sort of carpeting because it tends to reflect comfort and warmth, whereas other parts of the house like the kitchen might better suit click vinyl flooring. Your aim when it comes to updating your flooring is to find a way to brighten the respective room up while respecting what you use it for. The front room can be the hardest to judge in this regard because it can be a room of different requirements, so you might want to consider mixing and matching hard flooring with a rug to reflect the varied nature of the room’s activities.

material swatches and colour charts for decoratingPhoto by pozytywnewnetrza from Pixabay

Walls

If you are looking to give your home a significant makeover then the largest surface area is the best place to begin. The walls are where the eyes directly go whenever you enter a room because they are the first thing you see. As the main part of any room they also have the greatest effect on your mood in that room, and that is where colour psychology comes into it.

Colour psychology is the art of using science to design a room to suit the mentality that you need to have in that room. The best example of this is when you are in the living room or bedroom, both parts of the house that you are using to relax. Having colours in these rooms that stimulate the brain like red and purple are counterproductive, you should be making the most of soft blues and pastel colours. Exploring what colour psychology can do for your mental health in terms of relaxations, stimulation and creativity should be top of your list when it comes to any form of interior design.  

Of course, you will need to make a decision about whether you choose to paint or wallpaper the room you are decorating. While this is a deeply personal decision, you should let design and colour drive your ideas. Make sure your chosen styles complement the flooring and furniture so that your update doesn’t become an overhaul.

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