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Monday, June 12, 2017

No Rulebook: Give Your House A Fresh Look


Interior design doesn’t have to be a luxury reserved for the experts. If you’re taking a look at your house and thinking that it doesn’t quite ignite the passion and pride it did when you first laid eyes upon it then it might be time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in with a proper makeover. There’s no rulebook when it comes to giving your house a fresh look, but there are certain things you should take on board if you want to give it the most professional, beautiful, and inviting look imaginable. Here are some tips and pieces of advice which might help you give your old, worn-out house a fresh look and a new lease of life.

Start with the exterior.
Interior design is the main thing on your mind, but the approach of tackling exterior design first is something you should take on board. The very first thing you see when you approach your home after a long day at work or a trip out with the family is the exterior of this humble abode. If the outside of your home doesn’t make a strong first impression then it’s unlikely that you’ll feel as inspired by whatever is inside the house.
It’s time to get a little unique with the outdoor space you have available and utilize it to create an attractive image for your house on the surface. Remember that the garden doesn’t have to be a normal garden; if you’ve always been put off designing because you didn’t have much free time and you wanted to use what little spare time you had to simply relax then filling your garden with manmade creature comforts, decking, and other non-natural things might help to create a space which requires very little maintenance. The exterior of your house is definitely the place to begin.

Work on the interior theme.
Consistency is crucial in a home makeover. Perhaps your house has become a jumbled mess of cluttered possessions, clashing colors, and an overwhelming sense of directionlessness. Starting off with a fresh coat of white paint in every room of the house could create a consistent blank canvas over the entire house which could not only brighten rooms by reflecting natural light from the windows but also serve as the foundations for a multitude of new ideas. Just keep the theme consistent. You could consider companies such as Richard Haworth for towels, bedding, and fresh linen; a new theme doesn’t have to stop with a new paint job. You can renew even the most basic of objects around your home to fit the new color pattern or organizational pattern.
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Take the natural root.

There’s no better way to freshen up a home than by turning to Mother Nature. Putting some fresh flowers and exotic plants around your household could really add some character to a home which has become a little drab and plain in its modernity or old age. Either way, organic flourishes can add something enticing to any home.
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valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

It is nice when the exterior of a house looks nice. For the interior I am actually not a fan when the whole house looks the same, everyone has their own taste so to me it makes sense when each room suits its person.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

We are redoing our backyard this year. It was just time for an upgrade and well a much needed change. Great ideas for curb appeal.

crownthequeen said...

Fresh flowers are my go to for fresh look s- I have a wall flower arrangement I can place new flowers in that I love

AiringMyLaundry said...

Oh man, I need to work on the exterior of my house. I am terrible with plants and yard stuff. Inside isn't so bad, but outside does need some work.

Joanna Brittain said...

Since spring has sprung, it's time for us to get outside and do some sprucing up. We have several things we need to do.

Jeanette said...

We are in the process of cleaning the inside and the outside of the house. I'm trying to get it off freshen up for spring and get the house air out before the summer heat hits.

Tasheena Womack said...

I love your tips! I love having natural flowers and plants around the house. It makes our space feel so refreshed.

Lisa said...

I'm thrilled with the interior of our home. But the exterior needs some TLC. Mainly the flower beds. Come on warm weather.

Destany Pingle said...

We have big plans for this spring and summer for our house! We recently cut down some trees, so we are looking to landscape those areas, and get siding put on our house, as well as get new windows. Big plans - but I can't wait to get started!

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

I love the gallery wall on the stairs. It looks great. I have a lot of projects in mind for my house for the spring.

Ricci Ellis said...

These are all great tips and tricks for adding curb appeal and interior design to any home. Sometimes its just simple things that we can do to change the entire look of a home!

Up Run for Life said...

I always loved planting flowers every spring before I hurt my back. It always made a huge difference in the curb appeal.

I need to refresh our bedroom. I really want to get a new comforter but my husband doesn't care the color that I want. I'm in love with the teal.

Kita Bryant said...

These are some amazing tips and tricks. You have such a pretty home.

Sara Welch said...

You have some really great taste. An eye for style is hard to come by; nice advice!

The Super Mom Life said...

I love interior design, always have. I'm working on our house right now, one room at a time. It's so much work, but so much fun at the same time.

Kath Rivera said...

I love the photo frames and the flower. Your house looks so nice. I want to grow my own Rose Garden too. Thanks for sharing!

Gust și Aromă Moldavia said...

Refreshing my home design is what I really need. You gave us a great advice to be begin this project with exterior design. Especially now that spring is coming!

Anosa Malanga said...

Wow, you have awesome interiors! I love the the picture frames hanging on you stairs wall. Very nice! Now I got some idea on how to manage my travel photos now.

Carol Cassara said...

Talk about great tips when decorating your home. I think it's really nice to start from the outside and work your way up.

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