Two easy ways to change the look of your home

If you have a new home which is vacant, you get a chance to make each part of the home into a special space that you absolutely adore. Decorating your new home can be a very daunting task but if you wish for your home to be your private and much loved sanctuary, it would be unwise not to follow these few basic steps.

Painting the walls

One of the many arts of freshening up your home is to paint your walls with different colors. This might seem like a really crazy thing to do because re-painting your walls is no small task. However, do not let the smell of fresh paint which may last for weeks after you have re-painted your walls scare you away. In fact, you can be as daring as you want to and just go with any paint color you think may be suitable to your walls.

Why do we say so? This is because if you do not like any of the paint colors, you can always re-paint it with a different color. Feel free to choose any color or shades of color you feel that you may like. Bright colors more often than not make a space look larger and brings a very fresh look to the space. One thing to note though is that you should always avoid bright colors for rooms. This is due to the fact that bright colors tend to keep you awake for a little longer during the night and might just cause you to be lacking the beauty sleep you have been longing for. Do not blindly follow those photographs of model homes which will usually have different kinds of paint on different walls! After all, the purpose of model homes is to attract your attention and only serves to enhance the look of the homes.

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You could also try what people call accent wall – which really means painting just one wall in a room or space. You would be surprised what accent wall can actually do to change the whole theme of a space, apart from spicing up the look of the space. It can transform the dull look of the space to a bright and fresh look. This is especially so if you use a bright color or a contrasting color.

On the other hand, if paint is not for you, you could try putting up wallpaper as well. However, please take note that wallpaper is a bit more permanent than paint. If you happen to not like that wallpaper you have put up and you decide to remove it, it may cause some quite significant wear and tear to your wall. Fixing the damage done to your wall can be really expensive and so please do bear this in mind you decide to put wallpaper on any of your walls!

Add in new furniture, fittings or fixtures

If you prefer to take a different and safer approach, you can always try adding a new furniture, some new fittings or more permanent fixtures. This goes without saying but please do not just buy those things which are on huge discounts. Things which go for cheap are usually less wanted by people and there is usually a reason behind this, although sometimes the reason may not be glaring. You should always consider buying those things which make your room or space nicer.

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However, if you are on a budget, you can consider getting used furniture which may be a good match to your current ones at home. The tip here is to pick warm or darker colors because they are always much easier to match with your other furniture or your space. If you are unable to get hold of warm or dark color furniture, you could also disregard the color of the used furniture when you purchase it. Getting them re-painted is quite an easy task and you will not need to break the bank for this. Carpenters will usually be able to assist you on this for a reasonable price. Alternatively, contractors may also be able to do a similar job.

Apart from furniture, if you have some experience in doing some carpentry works or if you know how to do some drilling or sawing, you could also consider dismantling some of your very old and dusty furniture which you have wanted to get rid of for the longest time and make simple wooden shelves or open concept cupboard which you can use for displaying some of the items which you have bought during some of your overseas travels.