Give Your Home a Fresh, New Post-Pandemic Look
After spending more than a year cooped up in your home, you may be ready for a change. Some people get new hairdos. Others revamp their wardrobes. You may want to take advantage of the fact that you can finally invite contractors into your home and hire the Beasley & Henley interior design team for a home refresh. If that’s the case, consider these affordable ways you can give your home a fresh, post-pandemic look.
Spruce Up Your Walls
One of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to give your home a new look is to paint the walls. While you can never go wrong with traditional paint schemes, such as white, gray, and beige, if you want to give your home some more pizazz, consider the top 2021 paint trends. Among the trends include vibrant yellows, serene greens, rich browns, velvety blues, and pastel pinks. Paint whole walls or select an accent wall. If you’re really feeling risky, paint the ceilings, too.
Personalize Your Walls
Using paint to spruce up your walls is one thing. Using wallpaper to personalize your walls is quite another. Wallpaper comes in hundreds — if not thousands — of designs. If you don’t find one you like, you can even have a paper customized. In fact, many homeowners prefer custom wallpaper as you can have it printed on demand so you basically never run out.
If you do go the wallpaper route, consider peel-and-stick options. Peel-and-stick wallpaper is much easier to apply than traditional wallpaper and it’s easily removable. This cannot be said for traditional wallpaper. Its easy removability is comforting for the novice wallpaper hanger as, if you mess up, you can take down a strip and reposition it without hassle. With a service like Spoonflower, you can even order a sample kit or test swatches if you’re not quite ready to commit.
Update Your Lighting
Dated or ho-hum lighting fixtures can really detract from the overall vibe of your home. Take a hard look at your light fixtures. Do they add anything of value, or do they say, “I don’t belong?” If they don’t add anything to the room, or if they take away from its style, consider ways you can change that. Replace standard pendants with custom fixtures. Swap out dated lamps with more modern pieces. Replace gaudy wall sconces with sleek, sophisticated pieces. Though seemingly minor, changing up your light fixtures can drastically improve the style of just about any room.
Create a Faux Built-In
There’s something about built-in shelves that give a room an automatic air of sophistication. Built-ins can be expensive, but the good news is that they’re easy to fake. Infarrantly Creative shares five creative ways to fake built-ins with bookshelves, china cabinets, armoires, and even two-by-fours. As a bonus, built-ins serve as a great way to maximize storage and showcase your most prized possessions.
Swap Out Old Hardware With New
Like lighting, hardware may be something that you don’t notice every day. However, the hardware you use can really add to the overall look and feel of a room. If you’re bored with your kitchen cabinets or your home’s door’s knobs just don’t do it for you anymore, shop around for unique or funky replacements. From glass knobs to leather pulls to stone handles, the sky’s the limit with hardware.
Refreshing the look and feel of your home may be a top priority as you emerge from the pandemic. If it is, consider the above five ways to refresh your home on a budget.