If you have grown tired of your abode and you'd like to change things around and create a space you'll once more fall in love with, there are virtually millions of ways you can do so. However, if you're looking to really style up your home and add some pizzazz to it, you can borrow inspiration from the currently hottest home staging trends.
The idea behind home staging is to actually try and style up your space so that it exudes elegance and luxury without necessarily spending a fortune on it. So, read carefully and take notes if you too want to spruce up your interior.
If you're looking to spruce up your home, do know that it would be best if you declutter it first. However, while some people like to do this in the very beginning of the project, others like to declutter as they go. Whichever one of these is your preferred way, make sure you get it done. Not only will this reduce the number of unnecessary things you own, but it will also have a huge positive effect on your mental well-being. As for the things you decide that you no longer need, you can either choose to donate or recycle them.
Make a good first impression
Next, we all tend to forget that our living rooms are actually not the first thing people see when they enter our homes. Rather, it is the entryway they are first welcomed in. That's why you need to ensure that your entryway/hallway are also taken into consideration when sprucing up your abode. Here, you should consider light colours – as this area is usually not very bright – and minimalist design – since these areas are usually very busy and you don't want to limit the freedom of movement by overstuffing them. A simple coat hanger, an interesting key holder and a statement mirror, for instance, are all the décor pieces this area needs.
Touch up your walls
Furthermore, the walls of your interior will also require some TLC. Even though your wall paint still looks ok, you should actually repaint your interiors every 5 to 7 years. Of course, in areas, such as the kitchen, this can be done even more often. So, if you want to redesign your interior, choosier changing your wall colours to give your home a fresh new feel. For some extra oomph, consider light gray, beige or even greige shades that are currently quite trendy.
Rethink the fabric choices
The fabric we tend to use in our interiors can make a real difference. For instance, in the living room, consider getting rid of your heavy curtains and replace them with airy and flowy ones. On the other hand, in the bedroom, you might still want to keep the heavy curtains so that you can easily darken up the room if necessary. In that case, go with the ones in lighter shades. They will still be able to block out the sun but they will look much airier and lighter than the ones in deeper, more muted hues.
Choose proper furniture
Furniture selection and placement is something many homeowners seem to be struggling with. Since you most likely want to create a cozy environment in your living room that will encourage interaction and conversation, consider arranging your furniture in such a manner. Have your armchairs face each other but turn them slightly to face the sofa as well. Alternatively, you can even try to get your hands on a stylish U shaped sofa that will instantly promote such behavior. Also, make sure that your coffee table is not in the way and that it doesn't hinder the accessibility to the sofa. If you have enough room, you can even choose to have two smaller coffee tables instead of a single big one.
Create multiple layers
Layering is the best way to add more dimension to your space. No matter if we're talking about fabrics or lighting, do know that this is the best way to add personality and style to your interior. Instead of having a simple window curtain, consider layering two different types of fabric that go well together. Layer your area rugs to add more personality to your floors and create a much more fun base for your seating furniture. Add throw pillows of various sizes and fabrics to your seating arrangement and – for some extra pizzazz – accompany everything with a chunky, yet soft, throw blanket.
Decide on a theme
Finally, the best way to ensure that you create a beautiful interior without risking to go overboard is to decide on the theme for the space and stick to it. No matter which theme or style you opt for, make sure you incorporate a touch of your personality with it. This way, you will make your space feel truly your own, which is something we're all aiming at when decorating our homes.
These were just some fun ways you can spruce up your living space and change its look entirely. Whatever you choose to do to your space, be mindful about the way you approach it and make sure everything you decide to get rid of finds a new home where it will be appreciated and loved.
Additional reading: How to quickly get your home ready for a last-minute showing.
About the PublisherBo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text Here
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