Every now and then, we wonder what we can do to freshen up our home. Many homeowners want to make their place feel updated and more pleasant, but they simply don’t know where to start. There are many things you can do around your home to make it more vibrant and lively. To help you out, we’ve created a list of five creative upgrades that will serve as a breath of fresh air to your living space – read on to learn what they are.
Introduce greenery to breathe life into your living space
Bringing nature into your home is one of the best ways to freshen up your space – literally! Plants come as a breath of fresh air and they act as an instant decorating tool that has a function, too. Plants are often appreciated for their beauty, but they’re also very useful to have in your home. They absorb pollutants and toxins from the air and use them to produce oxygen, purifying the air and supplying us with healthy, quality air. The best part is, you don’t even have to have a green thumb to keep your indoor plants thriving! There are many low-maintenance plants you can keep indoors that don’t require much attention – Snake Plant, Peace Lily, and Ficus Ginseng are all houseplants that are forgiving if you forget to water them sometimes.
Consider changing your rug to spruce up your room
Nothing can refresh your living space more than introducing beautiful Moroccan rugs into your home – their lively patterns, value, and tradition they carry is a sure way to bring any room to life and make it look sophisticated and refined. Rugs often act as a base, something that ties everything together and makes the room look balanced and cohesive. In order to achieve this, pay attention to the colors on the rug and make sure they match the color scheme of your room. Also, have in mind the patterns and shapes of the rugs when purchasing them – the geometric pattern will give your room a modern look, while round-shaped rugs can be used to soften the roughness of a ‘boxy’ room and bring balance into your living space.
Illuminate your living space by adding layers of lighting
Layering lighting in your living space can make it more appealing and help you create a cozy atmosphere. There are three types of artificial light you should use in your home. The first layer is ambient lighting – this is the essential layer that is introduced into space by using chandeliers, recessed lighting, or pendant lights. But using this layer alone can create unflattering shadows and your room just won’t look as good, so you need to introduce task lighting. You can implement this layer by adding under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen. The final layer is accent lighting which you can use to accentuate certain areas or objects like wall artwork. By doing this, you’ll design a good lighting concept that will enhance the beauty of your home and make it a more pleasant space to spend time in.
Add pops of color throughout your home
What colors dominate in our living space can, to some degree, determine how we feel. That gives you the opportunity to choose the colors that evoke certain emotions. Find the color palette that works best for your space and implement furniture and objects in colors that mix well. It’s best to look at what most interior designers do nowadays – they use a neutral color scheme as a base and then add pops of color to accentuate certain areas. As with lighting, you can use colors to draw attention to certain parts of your room to make them more prominent. Find the color that mixes well with your existing color scheme and use color psychology to create the perfect atmosphere for any room in your home.
Don’t forget the candles!
Lighting a couple of scented candles is another great way to refresh your room. Their light fragrance will fill out the room and turn it into a more pleasant environment to spend your time in. Scented candles also come in handy after a long day at work – nothing will make you more relaxed than lighting a candle with your favorite fragrance note while taking a nice, hot bubble bath. Vanilla, lavender, or rosemary – whichever scent you choose, the subtle flickering of the flame will provide you with soothing comfort and give you a chance to unwind and indulge all your senses and create a spa-like experience at home.
Updating your house interior with a few creative upgrades goes a long way. Use our tips as a guide for revamping your living space and creating a home that is warm, welcoming, and inviting.