So the title may have been slightly misleading, maybe not exactly an entire house, but just enough to make your current one feel refreshed for the new year. Let’s leave 2017 behind where it belongs, and go into 2018 with not a blank slate, but a nicer, freshened up one. Of course, getting a whole new house is one solution, but rarely affordable for the average person. The same goes for hiring a designer to redo the whole interior. Because of that, we are going to now look at a few ways in which you can refresh your home, while still having something left in your wallet afterwards.
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Look at a few ways in which you can refresh your home with new items in the home, while still having something left in your wallet afterwards.
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The dining room
The dining room is not only a place for you and the family, it is a place for all your visitors and your guests. Of course, there is much more to this than just keeping up appearances in front of outsiders, it’s about presenting yourself in a new light, and feeling comfortable doing so. Just by adding a few bits and bobs of dining room furniture and some minor rearranging, you can shed some new light on an otherwise older interior. A new table would be an amazing start, as it is very often the focal point of the dining room. The chairs that come with it also make up a decent chunk of that, so do not be afraid to buy yourself a new dinner table. If that’s out of the question, due to either monetary or sentimental reasons, then consider getting some chair covers maybe a new tablecloth which will give you that revised look you were looking for while still keeping the same furniture around.
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Heart is where the stomach is. That’s how that saying goes right? The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and it’s no wonder why. It’s commonly the toastiest, and comfiest place in the house, with kettles boiling, toasts toasting, and cakes baking. It really does warm the heart, even in the coldest of winters. Now, kitchens are usually slightly harder to renovate, due to the fact that they have to be more practical than anything and several things are hard-wired to a gas or water outlet, so sacrificing usability for aesthetics is very often a no-go. Instead of trying to rearrange the furniture in an awkward manner, stick with what you have, but just refresh it a little bit. Give the cabinets a wipe, get some a new kitchen utensil set, buy a matching toaster and kettle to give your worktop some new shiny objects to catch your eye. Just work with what you have, rather than redoing the whole room, as dealing with rewiring pipes and whatnot is just a bad time for everyone.
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The living room
Possibly the most frequented room in the house by just about everyone, and for good reason. It is not only the room where you go to sit down on the sofa to watch movies and TV after work, it is also the room where you get to spend some time with your family or flatmates, as well as host your guests for the majority of the evening. The living room usually has the same focal point in just about every instance, that being the TV and the sofa, making it rather easy to redecorate. Much like the table scenario, the best thing to do would be to get a new sofa which is not only full of fresh springs but could also breathe some new air into the room. Once again, if that is not an option, styling up your current one also works wonders. A new cover, maybe a few cushions to throw around here and there, dyeing the existing covers also works, you really aren’t short for options here. While you’re at it, another thing which would greatly single-handedly change the interior is some new lighting. Unlike many other things at your disposal when messing around with interior design, light has instantaneous effects and does not necessarily need to be paired with anything to work its magic. Not unlike a brand new carpet or rug to put down in the middle of the room, which can not only be visually impressive and cover a rather large portion of the room on its own, but can also make walking around without slippers on quite the luxurious experience. Never again will you curse the world for forgetting your slippers when getting off the sofa onto the cold floor, which can notably improve your living room experience.
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