When we desire to make a change to our home, we often think in grandiose terms. We imagine that the larger the new decoration, the better and the more noticeable. While this is logically correct, it does hide the fact that small changes, applied with precision, can sometimes speak louder than even the most fervent renovation. Not only that, but smaller changes are more practical, cheaper to implement, and can help you slowly transition your home to a new aesthetic rather than forcing it (and potentially not enjoying the result as much as you would).
While every home is different and every homeowner has his or her own tastes, it can be enlightening to consider just how this change might manifest itself within the scope of your property. The following sections of advice could be applied universally from home to home, but might manifest much differently in your own space. You might consider:
Your garden matters. It could be that knocking down that thirty-year-old shed in your back garden can be the very first thing you do, and can make a massive visual difference. You might restore the glass panes in your greenhouse after moss has grown on them, or perhaps you might opt for specialized lawn care to ensure that the health of your garden is guaranteed. Your garden is easy to ignore during the winter months, but through most of the year informs your property with its presence. Developing, maintaining and caring for this exterior space not only helps your home truly shine, and can give you any excuse to go out to experience it, but can actually raise your home valuation to a degree you might not have expected in the first instance.
The trimmings of your property can mean plenty for the overall aesthetic. It can be that while the quality of your window arches is intact, it could be a good idea to paint them all the same color, especially when you have a noticeable new shade for your front door. It’s not always easy to consider just how a home can shine from the trimmings, but when they’re there, you notice. It could be the clutter of ornaments you have in your living room, or choosing to reduce them. The cleanliness of your surrounding fireplace area and implements to attend to that, inside floor mat you use to wipe feet, or how the rugs tie the room together. The smaller trimmings of a property are often easy to replace, cheap to implement and wide-spanning in the options available to you. For that reason, it can be worthwhile to start here.
Lights make a big difference. Placement, shade, intensity, hue, and even reflectiveness from the mirrors placed in turn all have a massive effect on the overall look of your home, and can truly reflect your home in the best ‘light’ – pun absolutely intended. Start here, because sometimes a dark room can be deceptive when it comes to your need to redecorate.
With these tips, you’re sure to make a wonderful difference to your home.