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3 Ways to Liven Up Your Home

Written by Posted On Friday, 13 September 2019 11:20

For some homeowners, the thought of moving can cause instant panic. You dread the idea of packing up your belongings and finding a place you love as much as your current home. But at the same time, you might be discouraged by your old home and want to have a new, lively space. Thankfully, you can do a few things to make your home feel like new again, without packing up everything and moving on. Here are three ways to liven up your home.

Paint the walls

Painting is an easy way to make your home feel like new again. Painting helps cover up any damage that may have occurred over the years, and it gives your rooms new pops of color and life. Painting your home is a great project that you and your family can tackle together. This helps the house feel more like it belongs to everyone, especially if you’ve had your house for so long that your children weren’t part of the original purchase or decorating. A fresh coat of paint will give your home a beautiful new finish and you’ll be thrilled with the new vibe of each room.

Find a local store to buy your paint from by searching “paint store near me” and you’ll have amazing new interior paint in no time.

Replace or add art

Homeowners often choose art that has some sentimental meaning, so it may be difficult to find any art pieces that you want to replace. If you do have old art in your home that you don’t mind getting rid of, donate it to a local hospital or nursing homes so they can use it for patient rooms. If you absolutely love all of your art, look closely at your rooms and think about new places for it. You can make a room feel fresh again by swapping out the art that’s hanging on the walls. This is especially important if you’ve chosen to paint the walls. Your art might match the old wall color, but maybe it doesn’t match the new color as well. Look at all of your art and decide what will look the best where.

If you don’t own any wall art, now is the time to invest. Wall art is a great way to make your rooms look more finished and stylish, and it doesn’t have to be expensive to have an impact. Head to a local art dealer to see what beautiful and fun pieces you can find for your home.

Buy new furnishings

Buying new furnishings for your home is an easy way to make it feel brand-new. Chances are your living room couch has been with you for quite a while, so wanting to liven up your home is a great excuse to get a new one. You can invest in a new couch and donate the old one, or you could reupholster your current couch to make it feel new if it’s still as comfortable as when you bought it. Changing out your throw pillows is also a simple and cheap way to make your rooms feel fresh. If you painted the walls, you can choose new decorative pillows that accent the color of the room.

New furniture is an easy and smart way to rework your home. You can’t keep your beat-up old furniture forever, so replacing it gives you comfortable places to sit while also changing the interior design of your home. What could be easier?

You don’t need to buy a new home to feel like you’ve got a brand new space. Follow these tips, and you’ll be living in a gorgeous home in no time.

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Harris Johnston

Real estate investor with ownership stakes in commercial and residential projects in New York City, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver, and Laguna Niguel.

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