You may have thought about changing your home décor or anything in your house, especially during the times of lockdown. Maybe in the past, you didn’t have the time or money yet so you just turned a blind eye to these improvements. If you think now is the right time to transform your house from simple to delightful, don’t hesitate!
So ready your playlist, and take a pick from these 10 things you can do to transform your house!
1. Restore that overused furniture
Did you know that restoring furniture is eco-friendly? It’ll take a lot less production of carbon dioxide in furniture restoration compared to making a new one.
Make sure you have ample time before you commit to a serious project. But if you don’t have the time, you can always ask the pros for help. In Australia, for example, the estimated cost of a conventional reupholster is around $250, while a vintage piece starts at £$450.
2. Have a bedroom makeover
Your bedroom is one of the most important parts of the house. It’s where you sleep and relax, and you won’t have a good night’s slumber if you’re not comfortable in it.
If you’ve decided to have a bedroom makeover, find design ideas that reflect your personality. Remove all unnecessary things that you no longer need. Then, look around and see if you need to refresh the walls with a calming hue, rearrange furniture, replace the sheets and curtains, and add an indoor plant or art to make it feel more comfortable.
3. Have home extensions
Go big or go home! Well, you’re already at home so might as well go big. If you need to add more space, a new room, or even just a storage space, consider having home extensions.
First, decide what kind of room you want the extension to be. Then, look for design ideas, and concepts. Lastly, hire reputable home builders, and enjoy your new space.
4. Declutter and revamp your closet
Isn’t it fun to change your wardrobe from time to time? You get to see how your style changes as years go by, and you’ll get less sentimental if you declutter more often.
Start by removing all the clothes you haven’t worn for the past year. Then, try installing a closet organizer if you don’t have any or make another if it’s not helping anymore. After that, you can now start shopping!
5. Make your own crafty shelves
A lot of DIY projects have been on the internet these days, and one popular project is making shelves. You can find different unique designs, from a simple two-planked shelf to a Tetris-inspired one.
So ready your toolbox, and start hammering those planks!
6. Try wall repainting
You can have a ton of reasons not to repaint your house, but you’ll just need one to start choosing color palettes. You can start repainting as soon as the paint starts to fade, molds are forming on the wall, and if the love for the current one is not there anymore.
According to paint experts, the interior and exterior paint of your house should last for about 5-10 years, so you should also start counting. And while paint advertisements told you that their paint will last for 25 years or even a lifetime, you should consider other factors that made the paint on your wall faded or damaged.
7. Change old, little things
You can always start small. If you’re not yet ready to go big, and you just want gradual changes, the little things can also help to light up the day. Here’s a list of the simple things you can easily change:
- Lights- You know it’s time to change those lights if you’re tired of the same lighting, and it doesn’t help you increase the quality of your Instagram photos anymore.
- Doorknobs- Are stains starting to show? It’s time to replace your doorknob with a new one.
- Switch covers- Tired of the same old black or white light switch? You can be creative and add colors to them.
- Faucets- They should be replaced when rusts begin to grow, or if they’re at least 15 years old.
8. Go minimalist
Minimalism started in the 1960s as an art movement after World War II. The first leader of minimalist design, according to other designers, is Ludwig Mies der Rohe. Since then, it has always been a part of every art platform.
“Less is more” when it comes to minimalism in interior design, which is why it is also considered modern design. It incorporates openness and freedom. If you want to pursue minimalist living, be prepared to invest in a few high-quality, essential pieces, minimize visual clutter, and get rid of unnecessary home accessories.
9. Reorganize & declutter
Tired of looking at a messy home every day? It’s time to declutter! Even if you still haven’t watched Marie Kondo, you can still do it with just a few easy steps.
First, take a deep breath. Second, prepare the materials such as boxes, and trash bags. Then, start room by room and corner to corner. Finally, don’t hesitate to remove unnecessary things you no longer need.
10. Change old and filthy floors
It’s time to change your floors if you can see damages and discoloration, it’s too old, and it doesn’t fit with the rest of your decor. Although it’ll be so hard to replace the whole floor, it’s still worth it.
Now you need to pick what flooring type you want from hardwood, carpet, vinyl, or tile. Do deep research when assessing the right type and design for you and your house.
Ready to make a decision? Tell us which of these house transformation tips you prefer, and comment them below!