There are lots of beautiful, glamorous homes spread all over magazines, websites, and Pinterest boards that make you feel like your home is just a liveable cave. You want to make your house look beautiful too, but sadly, you don’t have enough money to splurge. So you think you’re doomed to spend your life admiring other people’s homes and dreaming of how you’d like yours to look.
There’s good news for you, however. You do not have to spend as much money, or put in as much effort, or as much time to get your home looking just like you desire it to. Those houses in the home magazines may contain some costly furnishings, but that does not mean it’s the only way to create a dazzling home. With a little creativity here and there, you can make your home just as appealing to the eyes. Here are some creative ideas you can use to liven up your home and satisfy your heart’s desires.
Color, color, color
That’s right, don’t be afraid to experiment with colors. After all, aren’t they just the brightest things around? Not all colors will do, however. Whites, cream, and other bright colors will help liven up your home in a way nothing else can. You can incorporate color in your home through the following means:
- Get some colored furniture. Colored chairs for your kitchen or dining table are a great place to start. Mix them up, for instance light greens with yellows and pinks. They’ll pop just right and suck the dullness out of the room.
- Paint your walls. A new coat of paint works like magic in giving a room a completely new look. If you feel like this is too tiresome or you do not have the time, try identifying a single wall and painting it a bright statement color. This too will liven everything up in a unique manner. It will also look artistic.
- Get some colorful fabric and make covers for your throw pillows and cushions. Choose different colors and your couches and bedroom will never look the same again.
Bring in some of the outside inside
In other words, bring in some bright flowers from the garden along with some green plants. While plastic flowers are easily available in stores, the more alive they are, the better they are. They’ll make your house as vibrant as you think the nature is, and add onto the supply of fresh air. Bright flowers brighten up any place, so bring in those yellow sunflowers and some daffodils and you’ll be even happier. Just make sure to place them strategically so that they look as natural as possible and not just thrown around haphazardly.
Spice up your walls with artwork.
A plain wall and a wall adorned with pieces of artwork are two very different things. The difference being the latter one is much more appealing. You do not have to spend a lot of money on original masterpieces (though you totally can) because there are lots of DIY crafts you can try and make your own interesting piece to hang. You can even pin up that drawing your kid made at preschool of mommy and daddy.
With these ideas, you don’t have an excuse to keep a boring home anymore.