It doesn’t matter how long you have lived in your home, you have to look around every once in awhile, and decide to make things look good. Houses, like cars, get tired and dull over time and they require you to be vigilant in giving it a makeover every now and then. When you a renting a property, you are given strict rules when it comes to interior design and how much you can really change. After all, a house that you pay rent for is one that you are borrowing rather than one that you are keeping for life. Any changes that you want to make mean getting permission from your landlord, which isn’t always fun!
When you move into a house that you’ve just purchased, you get the chance to have a blank canvas to do whatever you want in decorating it. You can choose to decorate it before you move in if you so wish, as then your home will be ready to live in straight away. Not only can you get your home prepped before the removalist lugs all the boxes in for you, you can ensure that you basically move into a ready-made house. However, your house will still need overhauls through the year and as we approach 2018, there’s a chance you’re looking around and wondering where you can make changes and how you can make the most of the changes. So, how can you make your home – old or new – feel fresh and ready for a brand-new year?
Deep Clean. We all know how much life can get in the way of chores. Work schedules, children, social life – it all stands in front of running the vacuum around the house. Much as you may hate cleaning, a new year requires a fresh slate so it’s time to grab the Marigold’s and get your scrubbing hands ready. There is no need to wait until the spring for a spring cleaning; a clean house simply cries out for a new style and now is the time to work on your blank canvas!
Be Bold. Your house may be clean and ready for you to take it on, but have you decided whether it looks a little dated? Every house needs a little upgrade every now and then and tired furniture needs replacing. Be bold in your choices and choose furniture that’s different to the stuff you had before.
Wardrobe Overhaul. While you’re making changes to the house, what about you? Go through your clothes and your accessories and bag up the things that are out of shape and washed out. Fresh house, fresh outlook, fresh you.
Nature Rocks. Even the tidiest, simplest of houses need a little colour, so bring some of the outside inside instead. Adding plants to the rooms in your home and flowers to the tables can give you a whole new look without much changing.
Giving your home an overhaul for the new year is just good sense; it means that you start a fresh year with a fresh canvas to work on!