Your home should be a place that you love being in and that is cozy and welcoming. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to take good care of it and make sure you maintain it and keep in good shape. Take a look around and start getting rid of and addressing any eyesores and then get ready to roll up your sleeves to tackle a few necessary projects.
With a little time, money, and effort you can successfully transform your home for the better and ensure it’s a place you want to live. Here are six steps to a better and more beautiful property so that you can finally call it your dream home and sit back, relax, and enjoy it fully.
Choose Calming Colors
One step to a better and more beautiful property is to choose calming colors to paint and decorate with. The colors you use in and around your home can impact your mood as well as how modern your property looks. Consider neutral palettes and lighter colors if you want to feel at ease in your home and make it more beautiful. Other ideas are to bring in shades you would find in nature such as soothing blues and greens.
Spruce Up the Backyard
You can create a better and more beautiful property by sprucing up the backyard as well. Make sure you take the time to clean up and improve your landscaping and plant colorful flowers or a garden. Also, consider the entrance to your backyard and how you want it to look and function. One idea is to install french and sliding patio doors for a more modern and elegant solution. Set up a lounging and grilling area where you can entertain guests when the weather is nice as well. An attractive and welcoming backyard will allow you to spend more time outside and enjoy this additional space that’s available to you if you take good care of it.
Let There be Light
Enhance the lighting in your home to make it a more beautiful and inviting place to be. Let there be light by adding more lighting solutions and layering your lighting in certain areas. Also, include lamps and candles and put some lights on dimmer switches to set the right mood and tone. The more natural light you can draw in the better as well so be sure to open up your shades in the daytime or add windows or skylights wherever it makes sense. Pay attention to and improve your outdoor lighting so that your home is well-lit and looks beautiful in the evening hours.
Create A Welcoming Entrance
Another step to a better and more beautiful property is to create a welcoming entrance. It’s your chance to set the right tone and to make a great first impression on guests and visitors. Think about what type of lighting or light fixture you can make a statement with and place down a lovely area rug in the front hall. Also, consider painting the space a neutral color, hanging a mirror, and putting out plants or fresh flowers. Think about painting your front door while you’re tackling this area of your home too. The entrance can sometimes be ignored or forgotten about but it’s an essential aspect of any home and should be decorated with intention.
Purge Unnecessary Items
Declutter your home to make it more spacious and look cleaner. You’ll have more room to maneuver around and more storage space for what you do want to keep this way. Go through and purge all unnecessary items so that you can make room for all the stuff you love. It’s a project that will not only make your home a better and more beautiful place to live but will be good for your mental health as well. Looking at clutter all day can make you feel overwhelmed and anxious, so spend time getting rid of as much as possible to clear up your home and your mind.
Set Up A Home Office
You may also want to consider creating a home office that you can retreat to and work in as a way to upgrade your home. Your property will be more functional this way and you’ll be using your extra rooms in a way that’s beneficial to you. Take the time to decorate your home office and invest in comfortable furniture and storage solutions to keep the room neat and clean. You may also want to think about adding a pullout couch in the room so you can use it as both a home office and a guest bedroom if you want.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.
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