Whether you’re looking to put your house on the market or simply want to enjoy your current dwelling a bit more, there are quite a number of projects you can take on that are relatively simple and inexpensive. You don’t need to invest tons of money and time, nor do you have to hire professionals, in order to add value to your home. Here are some easy ways to improve your home in 2021 that won’t break the bank.
Change the Light Fixtures
Older lighting fixtures can look classic, depending on their style. Unfortunately, more often than not, they just look outdated. Consider swapping out old light fixtures if you want to give your rooms a newer, less drab look. Or you can purposely add period fixtures to create a vintage-inspired look that’s classy and stylish. This is a relatively easy update that can fit in nearly any budget. Plus, you’ll soon discover what a big impact new lighting can make.
Add Shelving for Strategic Space
If you need more space for your books and knick knacks, just get strategic with your shelving. Try to find ways to get the most out of unused wall space. Perhaps you just have to look up. Adding a shelf ledge to an empty wall high up and out of reach can be a great way to display a small collection. Perhaps you have corner space that is woefully underutilized. Add floating shelves, and you’ll have a new display area. Think outside of the box to get the most out of this home improvement project in order to have your dream house.
Bring in Some Nature
Adding natural elements to your home is a simple way to brighten things up. Plants and flowers are a wonderful and simple addition to any room. Choose varieties that are easy to take care of if you don’t have a green thumb. You can even opt for silk arrangements if you prefer not to have to worry about them. Bringing in water elements through a tabletop fountain can be quite calming as well. Even certain paint colors can add a breath of fresh air reminiscent of your favorite outdoor scenery.
Change Your Color Scheme
Speaking of paint, changing the colors of your walls can be a wonderful way to shake things up and adjust the entire mood of your space. You don’t have to stick with colors from nature. Go with bold and bright shades if that’s your preference. Even painting just one accent wall can make a tremendous difference in the feel of a room. If you don’t want to take on a painting project, you can add pops of color through the use of accessories like pillows, throws, accent tables and art work.
Add Some Luxury
You and your family deserve the best, and you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to get it. Small luxury items can make a big impact on your quality of life and on the look of your home. Why not splurge on that item you’ve always wanted or the one that will make things nicer for your day to day routine? Get yourself a fancy espresso maker if you enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning. Add new towel warmers to your bathroom for an at-home spa experience. Get some lovely scented candles to place strategically throughout your home and add some ambience. You and your family deserve nice things.
Organize Your Closets
The start of a new year is the perfect time to clear out and organize your closets and cabinets. Clothing, accessories, kitchenware, gadgets and other possessions can overwhelm your space. Take time to sort through your stuff, deciding on what to keep and what you can donate or sell. Then return everything to the racks and shelves in an orderly fashion. It will be much easier to find things, and you’ll be surprised at what a difference having an organized environment can make to your overall mood.
These are just some of the easy ways you can improve your home this year. Hopefully, these suggestions have sparked some ideas and encouraged you to spruce things up in your own way to make your home environment more inviting and enjoyable.
About The Author: Rayanne is currently working towards her BA in English from Oregon State University. She loves to read, travel, and paint. She enjoys finding new coffee shops with friends and expanding her cooking skills with her husband.
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