Home: Is It Time To Give Your Home The Glow Up It Deserves?
Updated: Feb 11
If you’ve been living with the same decor for a while now, you’ve probably thought a bit about giving your home a glow up.
Glow ups can be designed to fit any budget, whether you just want a little freshen up of your decor or whether you want to fully redesign your home. Whichever category you fall into, the advice below can help you to make it happen...
Figure Out How You Would Like To Use Your Home
Firstly, think about how you use your home. Are you and your family able to use the home the way you want to at the moment, or is something getting in the way? For example, if you’d like to eat dinner together regularly, you’ll need to ensure you have a special space for that with a table and chairs. If you want to use the kitchen for more than just preparing food, you could add a kitchen island and a breakfast bar for family breakfasts and conversations as you cook. There are all kinds of ways you can use your home, so make sure you design it for your unique family and individual needs.
Get Creative With Awkward Spaces
Most homes have awkward spaces that can be tough to make usable - unless, that is, you designed your home from scratch yourself. See if you can get creative with your awkward spaces. Can you transform a small space into a reading nook or quiet homework/study corner? You may need to look into custom designed or specially designed furniture to get the look right, but it can be a fantastic way to make use of those awkward corners.
Use Strategically Placed Mirrors
Strategically placed mirrors are a great way to reflect light and space around the home. If you have a small room, a large mirror can make all the difference. A dark hallway can be instantly brightened up with a strategically placed mirror, too.
Use Fun Colors and Patterns
Don’t be afraid to use fun colours and patterns to jazz up your home and make it more attractive. You can even mix and match patterns and use contrasting colors to make your home appear more bold and bright. Using a colour wheel can make this far easier than trying to select the colors yourself.
Stop Putting Off Those Repairs
Have you been putting off those repairs? If you’re like most homeowners, then you likely have! It’s easy to keep letting repairs drop to the bottom of your to do list, but fixing them will save you hassle and money in the long run - especially when it comes to things like water damage restoration after a flood or leak.
Pick A Theme or Two
Picking a theme can help you to select accessories and colors far more easily. Going with one theme could make your home look like a movie scene set, but going with a couple and incorporating your own unique twist is a fantastic way to make your home look super interesting and quirky.
Use Your Artistic Flair
If you consider yourself a creative person, make sure you take this opportunity to use your artistic flair! You could create a mural, whether indoors on a blank wall or outside on a fence/garage wall. Upcycle an old piece of furniture, or transform an old object into something new. Old wellington boots can be used to grow flowers, for instance, as can old vintage suitcases. Try to reuse everything you can and you could make your home look very unique!
Show off Your Personality In Any Way You Can
Always show off your personality in your home. Some of the best homes show off awesome artwork, souvenirs you’ve picked up on trips, and even items related to hobbies that you love. Don’t you want people to know that it’s you who lives in your home by filling it with your personality, and perhaps even help them to learn a little something about you while they visit? Don’t let your home look soulless, like a show home. Let it tell a story about you. It’ll make all the difference to how you feel when spending time in your home, too!
Hopefully, you now have a few ideas you can use to give your home the glow up of your dreams. Leave any of your own advice below - thanks for reading!