Are you embarrassed to invite your friends and family over because your house is too old? What about decorating it a little? Do you think that’s going to help?
Well, a few little changes can go a long way. While it may not be possible for you to purchase a new house right here and now, you can always make a few amendments to make your old house appear new again.
In this article today, I’m going to highlight six of the most effective ways to reboot your old house. Trust me; all these tips and tricks will make your house worth hosting a party, so let’s get this started:
Re-do the Walls
One way to change the entire outlook of your old house is by re-doing the walls. That’s right, guys. New walls can literally make your old house appear new. All you need to do is be careful with the design and texture you choose. The goal is to improve it, not make it worse.
If you have an open budget, I suggest you go for textured wall paints. Textured wall paint has the ability to make any space appear extravagant. In case you want to renovate your house while staying on a limited budget, you can go for option B, which is wallpaper.
Wallpapers are cheap compared to wall paint, specially textured wall paint. Also, they’re pretty trending these days, so I’m sure you’ll love them.
Another thing that can make a massive difference to the outlook of your old house is the lighting. You must splurge on lights if you want your old house to appear new and extravagant at the same time.
Lights are quite expensive, but trust me; they’re worth spending the money on. Remember that your newly decorated space won’t look great if the lighting is not good enough. Similarly, sometimes it’s not the decor that’s appealing, it’s the lighting that makes it attractive.
Furthermore, please ensure that there are different lights everywhere in the house. For example, for your dining or drawing room, you can order a chandelier, ceiling lamps for the living room and kitchen, wall bulbs for your bedroom and bathrooms, and more.
One of the best ways to reboot your old house is by changing its primary aesthetics. For a modern household, your old home appliances are not going to work. You must get a new plasma television, double-door refrigerator, and oven set, and get them all fixed on the wall.
Wall-fixed appliances can instantly add a touch of modernity to your old house. Besides that, certain other miscellaneous additions need to be made. They include an inventor generator for your house, a wine serving system, a water heater, and more.
It may require some investment in the beginning, but it will make your life more comfortable other than making your house well-equipped. If you cannot purchase everything at once, I suggest you buy one at a time.
When renovating or decorating your house or apartment, one needs to stick to a theme. For example, if you have a subtle theme, everything should be light in color. From the furniture and bedding to the wall paint and shade of the wood, everything must go with the theme.
Although it creates symmetry in the design and decor of your house, it can become boring, too. Hence, you need something to add that pop of color. Area rugs are pretty helpful when it comes to adding the missing color to any space.
For this, I can share an example from my home. My theme is off-white and black, so everything is monochrome. To add a pop of color, I’ve added dark pink and rust area rugs in geometric designs in my living room and bedrooms.
Last but not least, indoor plants, also known as shade-loving plants, can effortlessly help reboot your house. Not only can they add a sense of peace and tranquillity to your space, but they can also provide it with the warmth it lacked before.
Shade-loving plants don’t require sunlight to grow; thus, they’re safe to keep indoors. The other concern most people have is about the bugs plants attract. Well, I have a solution for that as well.
Numerous plants come with bug-repelling properties. Lemon balm, lavender, spearmint, rosemary, lemongrass, and basil are a few examples of bug-repelling plants. If you prefer flowers, petunia is a great option. But it requires sunlight to grow, which presents a bit of a problem.
Simple. Isn’t it? All you need to do is prepare a list of things you can buy as per your current budget and add the rest to your wish list. Keep making changes until you’re fully satisfied with your house. I wish you good luck, pals!