Tired Of Your Home? Don’t Move Out Just Yet!


It’s incredibly common for many people to end up wanting to move to somewhere new after a few years or so. Your home starts to feel kind of boring and frustrating and over time you end up wanting that excitement that you felt when you first moved in back. It makes sense that many people’s first instinct would be to find somewhere new and move out, but that might not always be the best option. The reality of moving house is that it can be an incredibly difficult, not to mention expensive process. From selling your home to finding somewhere new to dealing with all of the fees involved, it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that it ranks among some of the most stressful things that you can do with your life. However, there is an alternative, something that can have you that feeling of excitement without causing you the stress and hassle of moving home. Simply make your current home feel new again. Now, that might sound like one of those things that’s a whole lot easier said than done and sure, maybe it is. But it’s not that much easier said than done, especially when compared to the stress that moving home can cause you. With that in mind, here are a few ways that you can make your old home feel totally new.

Upscale your furniture
One of the things that a lot of people don’t realise is that as much, if not more of the quality of a room comes from the furniture as from the room itself. Sure, the room itself is incredibly important and can have a massive impact on how your home feels, but the way that you actually furnish the room is the thing that creates the real atmosphere. The same room can be ultra-modern and chic or deeply traditional with a few basic changes to the way that it’s furnished. If you’re coming up with living room ideas, then think about which are the most important pieces of furniture in it. In all likelihood, it’s going to be the couch, chairs, and perhaps bookcases. Ask yourself what it is about those things that aren’t exciting to you anymore and what exactly you could change in order to bring that feeling back, then do the same for every other room in the house.

Embrace color
It’s bizarre how many of us seem so terrified of using colour when decorating our homes. It seems as though there’s some kind of unwritten law that says we all have to have white or magnolia walls at all times. Well, why not buck that trend. Even if it’s just a single coloured wall in a room that functions as a feature wall, it can bring a great deal of vibrancy to your home. Or perhaps you could theme the rooms in certain ways using different colours for the different moods that each room creates. You might not want to use all of these ideas, but at the very least they can act as a jumping off point for ideas that you might want to try out.

Rearrange The Room
Most of the time, when you’re arranging a room, it can feel as though there’s only ever one “right” way to do it. With living rooms, it’s the TV in the corner with the furniture aimed towards it etc. But in reality, you have total control over how you want a room to be arranged. Why not experiment with different ways of laying out any given room. It can make it feel like a totally different place, and the best part is that if you don’t like it, then all you have to do is put it back the way it was.

Cover the walls
If your home isn’t feeling all that exciting, then there’s a good chance that the reason for that is because it doesn’t have enough of a personality of its own. If you want to bring your home to life incredibly easily, then all you need to do is to cover the walls with pictures, painting, ornaments, and anything else that reflects you, your life, and your family. There’s nothing like walking into a home and feeling like you already know a great deal about the person who lives there just by looking at what’s hanging on the walls.

Sure, these changes might not seem all that significant, but the reality is that it’s the little details that really make a house a home. The exact same building could feel like two completely different places depending entirely on how you present it. Just give a few of these a try, and you’ll see just how much of a difference they can make.

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