It’s all too easy for a room to transition from ‘cozy’ to ‘too lived in.’ It becomes musty, dark, too cluttered to be fully enjoyed. It doesn’t look good, and it just doesn't feel quite right.
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Luckily, when you have a room like this, then you don’t necessarily need to make any big sweeping changes; in just five simple steps, you can freshen your room up and make it an enjoyable place to spend some time in.
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Get Rid of the Non-Essentials
We spend years acquiring material goods, and we virtually never throw anything away. It might be the case that your room isn’t actually in too bad a shape; it’s just that no-one can see its true potential because there is too much clutter cramping up the place. To begin with, take a look at the room and figure out what needs to be there. You’ll quickly find that the majority of the belongings in the room don’t have to be there at all! Store them away elsewhere, or if you’re on a minimalist kick, give them away to a charity store.
Switch out the Colors
Some colors make a room feel fresh, while others can create a claustrophobic feeling. And in some cases, the sheer age of the room can compromise the quality of the room no matter what color the room is. If your room essentials haven’t been updated in a while, get in touch with a local carpet, flooring and curtains store; it’ll make all the difference to the feel of the room, and it’ll also look much more modern and fresh.
Add Green Touches
People tend to make a distinction between the outdoors and indoors, but really, they should flow into one another. If they do, then the whole home will work in much better harmony. You’re unlikely to have a house where every room leads out to a balcony, but you can still bring the outdoors inside, simply by adding green plants around the home. It sounds like a small thing, but it’ll make a big difference to the look of the room (and it’ll also improve the air quality and your mood, too).
Lighting and Mirrors
Lighting is arguably the most important aspect of any room. It has the power to change everything. If you’re after a fresh look, then you need to “bring the light.” If you have large windows, then let that natural light shine in. If you don’t, then well placed lights and a few mirrors (which will rebound the light) will do the trick.
Works of Art
Finally, have a think about adding a focal point to the room. It’ll freshen up your room in a different way; it’ll be an eye-catching feature, rather than anything that affects the feel. A unique work of art – not something mass produced – that you love will transform your room.
You don’t have to settle for a home that you don’t love. Take the steps above, and you’ll have a fresh home in no time.
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