Starting the new year with pleasant changes is an excellent way to set the pace for months to come.

Updating your home won’t just improve its appearance. It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring positive emotions into your life.

If you are looking for inspiration, these creative ideas can help get you started.

 

1. Painting the Wood Trim

If you have interior wood trim in any or all of your rooms, it’s time for some tweaking. Many people tend to forget about the trim and leave it “as is”. However, painting it could transform the way your house looks and feels.

Paint the wood trim white. It can modernize the space substantially. Start with one and see how it goes. While you are at it, consider painting interior doors white as well. The more white you add to your home, the brighter and larger it will appear.

If you have wood-stained cabinets that seem to be showing their age, consider painting them white as well.

2. Major Decluttering

Minimalism has been gaining popularity over the past several years. If you want to follow the trend, it’s time to do some serious decluttering.

Anything that’s collecting dust on tables or shelves has to be removed. Consider sending all the stuff you don’t use every day to the basement. Better yet, arrange a garage sale. Things that you haven’t touched in over a year should go.

3. New Cabinet Handles

One of the cheapest yet highly effective ways to update your home is to replace cabinet handles and knobs. These elements lose their shine with time. By investing in handles with a creative shape, you can transform the way your kitchen and bathrooms look.

If you think that it’s time to replace or repaint the cabinets, start by replacing handles. You may save time and money.

4. Creating Open Space

While open space may not always work for offices anymore, it’s on top of the “must-have” list for homes. Many homeowners choose open floor plans for kitchens and dining rooms. Is it possible to create an open space without major reconstruction?

All you have to do is remove bulky furnishings and add some mirrors. Mirrors do an excellent job creating an illusion of large space. If you aren’t ready to get rid of large cabinets, consider painting them an off-white color. These hues create a light and airy impression.

5. Considering Custom Blinds

Anything custom-made brings an extra zest to your home. When it comes to blinds, they can transform any room with minimal changes.

Custom blinds are decorations with benefits. You can choose colors and patterns to add brightness to the room. Meanwhile, well-fitted blinds can create the illusion of extra space.

6. Replacing Light Switch Cover Plates

Light switches undergo loads of wear and tear. White plates turn gray and unappealing. Silvery faceplates get covered with scratches. Replacing them only takes a few seconds. Meanwhile, the effect you’ll see will be astounding.

7. Hiring a Professional Cleaning Service

No matter how well you clean your home, professionals can do it better. Each house or apartment needs some serious expert scrubbing at least twice a year.

You’ll be amazed at how new, fresh, and updated your home will look after such a cleaning.

8. Adding Printed Photos

As the digital era is changing the way we live, printed photos still have an immense appeal. Take the time to choose the best pictures and print them out. Buy frames and hang these photos on your living room or bedroom walls.

Updating your home doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. A little creativity mixed with the right inspiration can achieve miracles. For more ideas, please contact us today.