This article was published on April 18th, 2020
Your home is the one place in the world that should serve as a sanctuary and destination for peace and calm. As such, you want it to be as comfortable and cozy as possible as how a home looks can impact your mood. If you think you need a massive budget to transform your home, HomoCulture has some tips that you can incorporate that won’t cost you a cent and change the look of your dwelling in dramatic ways.
You don’t need to buy new furniture to give your home a different look. All you have to do is move around the furniture you have in the space now. People are shocked at how a few moves here or there of a couch, table, or wall art can make a room look fresh and even bigger.
Remove the Clutter
Getting organized and more structured can also take your home to the next level. By decluttering the rooms in your house, you can streamline your home and give it a minimalist approach that brightens up the rooms and exudes a relaxed vibe.
A Coat of Paint
If you have a few old cans of paint in storage, now may be the perfect time to take them out and add some character to a room or two. Depending on how much paint you have on hand, you can go from painting a picture frame or chair, to even painting a small mural on your walls. Bear in mind that a little bit of color can go a long way, and if you are strategic with the colors, you will add lots of appeal with a minimum of paint.
Let in the Light
Whether it is natural light, track lighting, or even candles placed all around a space, light is one of the most dramatic ways of changing the look and feel of a home. Try cleaning windows, opening up curtains, and allowing sunlight to pour into a room. For rooms that require more of a mood, take your candles there and place them throughout the room to add ambiance and character.
Display What You Have
After you have decluttered, you may find that another room in your house could use a few more pieces to spruce it up. Or perhaps you have some bowls or ornaments that are typically stored away most of the year. Now is the time to take some of them out and see where they could potentially go to change the atmosphere of a room. Examples include a decorative dish on a table, a large vase next to a table, or a small bookcase that has been collecting dust. Displaying a few small items in specific locations can have a profound impact on a room’s appearance.
The Power of Mirrors
Never underestimate the power mirrors to transform a space. Mirrors can enlarge a space and also heighten the natural lighting that comes into a room. Try leaning larger mirrors against a wall or placing on a mantle for a simple touch that speaks volumes. Big or small, adding a mirror or two is never a bad angle to take.
Take your photographs out of those stale boxes and place them around the house to personalize your space even more. Create a makeshift gallery along hall spaces, on bookshelves, and in living rooms. Photographs can tell a story in a short succinct way and are a dramatic effect that elevates a home.
Add a Touch of Nature
A potted plant is a great way to improve the look of your home as well as detoxify the air. If you don’t have any plants already, simply go on a nature walk and grab a few shrubs in a park or make a rock garden from pebbles in the backyard. Cut flowers, pine cones, and several other organic ingredients can make your home feel extremely cozy and lived in.
A home is basically an evolving piece of art that can be whatever you want it to be. Since you’re in your own space, feel free to be as creative as you want to be as there are no rules or boundaries when it comes to where you lay your head. The bottom line is that it doesn’t cost any money to make changes to your home.