How to Upgrade Your Living Space
Whether you’re new in the community or have lived there for years, a home makeover is always and fun way to freshen your surroundings and make what’s old seem new again. Upgrades can be minor, or they can range all the way up to full-scale renovations. Without taking on a full remodeling job, here are some great ways to spruce up your home.
Painting your walls is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to make a significant change to your living area. You can just give it a fresh coat of the same color to breathe new life into your walls, or you can go for a dramatic shift with a bold color, a unique shade of your favorite color, or by adding a burst of a trendy hue with an accent wall. Your homeowners’ association management may have certain restrictions for the exterior of your San Diego home, but inside, your home is a blank canvas. The best part is that you can always paint again in a couple of years when you’re ready for another change.
Swapping out old decor items for new ones is a great way to brighten your space. You can give it a whole new look with new throw cushions or blankets on your couch, new picture frames, accent furniture, a new rug, or some colorful artwork on the walls. These are small-scale changes that you can incorporate a little at a time, or you can head out on a home decor shopping spree and revamp an entire room at once.
Lighting can have a dramatic effect on the look of your home. Not only can it change the look with new lampshades or by installing a new chandelier, but it can enhance the way you function as well. Suddenly, dark corners can become full of warm light, or your kitchen can become more efficient with newly illuminated work areas. Even swapping out the color of your light bulbs can have an impact on the way your home looks and feels.
Adding a little greenery is a small investment that can have a big payoff when it comes to how your home looks and feels. Plants bring freshness and vibrancy to any space and they work well in nearly every room in the house. You can choose potted plants or you can opt to have a constant supply of fresh flowers on hand. There are options for everyone, no matter how green your thumb is. For the ultimate in low-maintenance, consider artificial plants or silk flowers to give you the same look with zero care required.
These few simple changes will go a long way to making your home feel new, luxurious, and even more comfortable than ever.