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Thursday, 19 December 2019

HOME // Is Your Home Ready To Come Back To Life?

It's all too common for a lot of us to start to feel bored with our homes after a while. Sure, when you first move in it's all very exciting and new, but over time familiarity sets in - and familiarity breeds contempt. A lot of us end up not really even seeing our homes anymore; it all just fades into the background where we don't even notice it. A lot of people assume that the only real option is to move somewhere new but in actual fact there are plenty of other, not quite so drastic, options! The easiest is  to try and bring your home back to life. With that in mind, here are some things that you might want to focus on if you're trying to give your home a facelift.

Colour is one of those things that a lot of people tend to avoid when it comes to their homes. After all, using color wrong can make a room feel garish and ugly. Because of this people tend to just stick to a trade white or magnolia. Now, there's nothing inherently wrong with this but it only really works if you're able to add splashes of color on top of it with decorations. Don't be afraid to embrace bright colours, it can add a whole new feeling of life and excitement to your home.

The unappreciated spaces 
Lots of people to only really focus on the more obvious spaces in their homes like the living room and the bedroom. But what about those often neglected spaces like the bathroom? If you don't give them a little extra love then they're going to drag down the whole feel of your home. Switching things up in your bathroom with plants and new fixtures and fittings can help it feel brighter and more vibrant. The same goes for places like your office and your kitchen. Just because they're not the spaces you immediately think of when decorating doesn't mean that you can't do more with them.

The backyard 
The ultimate neglected space in a lot of people's homes is the backyard. People tend to avoid thinking about it because keeping it looking nice often takes a lot of work that they aren't willing to put in. Most of the time, a decent amount of work at the start can make your life a whole lot easier, like setting up a flat space for planting or reinforcing your fences with concrete gravel boards. However, the truth is that it actually takes a lot less work to keep a garden looking nice as long as you stay on top of it. Dealing with an overgrown garden can be a lot of work, but keeping your lawn trim and pulling up the occasional weed really isn't going to be that much of a task.

There are plenty of other things that you can do that will help your home become a whole lot more exciting - you could even an extension to your home or convert entire spaces into something else if you have the budget! However, it's always a good idea to try the simpler, cheaper options first; that way you can save yourself a lot of time and money while still being sure to bring your home back to life.

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