Your home is a place where you spend a huge amount of your time – which, of course, means that when your home is as uplifting and fun to be in as possible, your general mood and sense of well-being and appreciation for life, are likely to be significantly higher as well.
There are various things that we look for in an uplifting and positive home environment. For example, comfort, practicality in terms of the space and appliances offered, et cetera.
At the same time, though, beauty, and a strong aesthetic appeal are very important factors, too. The odds are very slender that your home would feel like a positive and uplifting environment to you if you found it ugly.
If you are reasonably comfortable with your home as it is, but wouldn’t describe it as particularly aesthetically pleasing, here are a few steps for making it a bit more beautiful.
Focus on replacing or emphasising a few core features
When a home gets redesigned or remodelled, it’s not so common that the entire thing will be completely transformed from top to bottom. Instead, that impression will be largely created by the fact that certain core features have been adjusted, and are far more attention grabbing than others.
Identifying and replacing, or emphasising, some of these core features can allow you to significantly alter the appearance and feel of your home, without having to go to very dramatic lengths.
If, for example, your current door isn’t in great condition, and also looks awful by your own reckoning, you might want to replace it with a pair of fiberglass doors with an authentic and rustic wood finish.
Among other things, this would dramatically change the appearance of the entire home from both outside and inside, while also resolving a structural issue.
Get it tidy, and de-clutter
If your home isn’t very visually appealing to you, and if things just don’t “seem right,” part of the problem could be the fact that your home is simply too cluttered and that what ornaments, decorations, and carefully selected items of furniture you do have just aren’t allowed to “shine.”
When you de-clutter your home properly, tidy it up, and showcase your belongings in a way that puts them in the best light, it’s likely that you’ll find the entire place seems reborn from the ashes, practically (and maybe literally) overnight.
Focus on actively augmenting each room, according to a template, in a way that resonates with you – using things like art prints
It’s much easier to transform the overall appearance and “vibe” of a home, if you have a particular template in mind that you’re planning to bring the home into closer alignment with.
You should, therefore, come up with something like a general template for the home itself, on the one hand, while also going from room to room, assessing how they feel, and seeing what kind of “template” you can apply to each one.
Once this is done, the next step is to actively augment each room in a way that resonates with you, using carefully selected decoration pieces such as art prints.
In this way, it may be possible to transform the overall appearance of your home, with little actual modification being done.
This is a collaborative post from a contributing writer.