Reinvigorating your house helps you fall back in love with your home. Everyone wants a home that makes them feel inspired, happy and relaxed. However, not every home has this effect. In fact, some homes can make you feel cramped, dulled, stressed, and anxious, among other things. This is obviously not ideal. A home that makes you feel in such a negative way will greatly impact your mental health, and over time this can cause you to suffer from depression. The good news is with a little bit of effort you can transform your home into something that reinvigorates you and can make you feel proud. But how can you do it? Let’s find out how…
Let There Be Light
Natural light is essential for your well-being, so you need to let in as much as you can into your home. If you have some dark or dingy rooms, then you need to find ways to lighten them up. Ways to do this include changing your curtains, moving furniture away from the windows, getting replacement double glazed units for any misty windows, and installing skylights where possible. Another way to make a room a lot lighter is to think about rebounding light. Suppose you paint the walls a lighter colour or repaint faded or stained walls. Also, place mirrors strategically to reflect as much light as possible. Mirrors and light-coloured paint have the double effect of making a room appear larger, which can make you feel less enclosed and, therefore, less stressed.
A gallery or a feature wall can make a great focal point and definitely give some inspiration back to your home. Perhaps you can fill it with pictures or canvases of your friends and family, or maybe you can choose beautiful paintings you love or motivational quotes. Maybe you can have a great mixture of all three.
Maybe your furniture is looking pretty tired. Well, instead of investing in brand-new furniture, why not start reupholstering? There are some fabulous fabrics out there, you are bound to find some that make you feel reinvigorated. Also, consider sanding down old chests of drawers, wardrobes, etc., and then wood staining or painting them. You can also do this to your doors and wooden floors too. There are a lot of ways to transform the look and feel of some of your home’s features by hanging them. Not everything needs to be replaced. Also, when you get the hang of reupholstering, you can upgrade things much more easily, so you don’t ever have to get bored or uninspired again.
Instead of getting a new bathroom and kitchen, why not try changing the taps? You can change all the handles and drawer knobs in the kitchen, and you can even change all the door knobs in the entire house. Upgrading a few features can completely change the look and feel of something. Often, people can be fooled into thinking that the ensure thing has been replaced just by a few simple tricks. So, hunt about for something that inspires you and go for it.