"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Give it a New Look: Easy, Affordable Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

You should love your home. It is a place where you can rest and relax, after all. But it can be difficult to enjoy your home if you are not happy with its current style. Luckily, you do not have to settle for the way that it looks. Here are some easy ways you can enhance your home.

Declutter

The simplest and most affordable way to make your home more beautiful is to get rid of the junk. Even if you own lovely decor and furniture, they can look unsightly when you have clutter and chaos in your home. Start decluttering by dealing with one room at a time. While it may be hard to say goodbye to certain things at first, it gets easier, especially when you see the results. Decluttering won’t only make your home feel cleaner and more open, but it will also help you see what your house’s style is. From there, you will know what to buy or add to enhance your house.

Add Wallpaper

room with wallpaperWallpaper is an easy way to change the way a room looks without spending hours painting it. It comes in tons of fun designs and patterns. You can even get a variety of textured wallpaper to add more style and dimension to a room. With the right choice of wallpaper, you can easily add more impact to a plain room. You can even choose a contrasting wallpaper color and put it on one wall to make a statement wall.

Brighten Up Your Home

Another quick way to bring more life into a room is to add color yellow, particularly sunshine yellow, since it evokes spontaneous and cheery feelings (just make sure you choose the shade of yellow wisely). You can take advantage of the yellow effect by getting a yellow lampshade. You can also get the same effect with glass or clear materials. For instance, you can make a room more stylish and open by adding a glass table.

Fix the Lighting

Take a look at the lighting in your home. Is the light inside too harsh? Do you have outdated lighting fixtures? You can repair old fixtures by painting them to make them look new again or replace them with modern models. Want to achieve mood lighting and add warmth to a room? Install dimmers. Brighten up any dark spots in your home. For instance, if there is a dark corner, you can place a floor lamp to add light to that area.

Create Focal Points

As mentioned, you can create a statement wall to add more impact to a room. You can use the same idea by having focal points in each room and knowing how to put the focus on them. You may have a few key pieces of furniture that you love, so you need to learn to shine a light on them. It’s best to keep a minimal design in each room to let the star items shine. Then, you can carefully add personal touches with trinkets, frames, and books.

It does not take a lot of effort to own a beautiful home. You can follow any of the tips above to improve your house.

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