After living in the same home for a while now, you are thinking it may be time for a change. While purchasing a new house may not be in the picture just yet, your next best option is to give your current interior a new look.
Luckily, there are many ways you can turn your old home from drab to fab, from making simple changes such as replacing the rugs to undergoing major renovations like installing a new floor. You have plenty of options to choose from to bring some fresh updates to your living space without having to spend a lot of time and effort to get big results.
To get you started, we have compiled a list of five great ways to transform the appearance of your old home and make it look new in no time.
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Install a built-in
Installing a built-in is a great way to spruce up your dated interior. Not only will it add drama and visual interest to the space, but it can also serve as storage, allowing you to declutter your home and keep it neat and organized.
Because built-ins can be quite expensive, you should consider building your own custom closet. To do this, you will need to gather all important tools and materials such as wooden panels, glue, or engineered fasteners to hold the panels together, as well as paint in case you want to match your shelves with other cabinetry. For a more spruced-up look, install crown molding or headers at the top to make the built-ins look more dramatic.
Add a splash of color
Another way you can transform the appearance of your old interior is to add a splash of color. You can do this in many ways including repainting the walls or kitchen cabinets, creating a gallery wall, incorporating a bold color armchair, or simply adding flowers.
For instance, if you choose to create a gallery wall, you should go for wall art decorations that either match or contrast with your interior’s current color palette. Most homeowners choose to go with a large canvas print that matches their home’s current tones and then hang other small wall frames around it to contrast with the rest.
Replace the hardware
If you are looking for a subtle way to bring a fresh vibe to your old home, then replacing the hardware is a great option to consider. This is one very inexpensive fix and can instantly make a substantial visual and functional statement for a fraction of the price of a full home remodel. It also doesn’t take a lot of time or effort and can be the ideal DIY job for you.
Whether you are planning to replace the hardware on your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, there are plenty of hardware styles you can choose from to brighten any space. Some of the most popular among homeowners include bar bulls, hexagon knobs, leather handles and mortise pulls.
Change out the lighting
If you’ve had the same lighting fixtures since you first moved into your home, then it is high time that you change them. Depending on your preferences and current home interior design style, there is a wide range of lighting fixtures you can choose from, all of which can instantly transform the space by making it feel comfortable, dramatic, and atmospheric.
For instance, if you want to create a modern-looking home, then installing a chandelier in your living room or dining room area is a great way to introduce a new eye-catching element to your home.
Update your decorations
Although most homeowners’ first thought on transforming their home is to engage in major renovation or remodeling projects, there are actually much simpler and inexpensive ways to give your old home an improved look, such as updating your decorations.
For example, a home decoration item you can replace is your rugs. After many years of use, area rugs are subject to normal wear and tear and won’t sparkle as brilliantly as they used when you first got them. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose from a variety of rug styles, all of which can easily update and complement your home’s current interior design.
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Instead of purchasing a new house, you should consider engaging in various home decorating projects to give your current interior a new look. Depending on your budget and home’s needs, you have plenty of options to choose from to make your living space look like new.
If you need help, refer to our post and borrow our tips on how to spruce up your dated home fast and easily.