Do you feel that your home needs a makeover? If so, you won’t be the first or last person to think that. It’s not easy to make major changes to your home’s exterior as it can be expensive to add on new building and could be prohibited due to zoning restrictions.
However, you can make a real difference to your home by choosing positive interiors that will give a whole new look and feel to your living spaces. You can do this on a realistic budget that won’t break the bank, but will give you a place to live that you and your family enjoy and feel comfortable in and that will impress your visitors.
Changing the colors
Everyone responds to color, and often in predictable ways. You are looking for harmony and balance, so it’s worth taking the time to research the possibilities and see what professionals suggest for the best possible options.
Yellow suggests the warmth of sunlight and is cheerful and uplifting to brighten any room in your home. You could use yellow for your home or in your office, but it can be welcoming and cozy in your kitchen or in children’s rooms, bringing in a light and airy feel as well as a sense of more space than there actually may be.
If you’re looking for something really strong, then red has a vibrancy that brings energy and excitement to a room. This primary color is a symbol of happiness and luck for the Chinese and the color of marriage in India. Powerful and stimulating, you can use different shades of red on walls to avoid it being overpowering, and use a lighter color on one wall as a contrast. Put pictures or photos on this one so that eyes will be drawn to these, but have the stimulating red colors to add context to the room.
When spring arrives, everyone thinks of how the land becomes green again. It’s the color of renewal, of fresh energy, the regeneration of the Earth. Green colors bring in the natural world to your home, and are calming and relaxing. When decorating a room with green, look to have a number of different shades so that you can get positive energy from the range of colors that you find in nature.
Blue, in all its many manifestations, is a color for calmness and peace, mirroring the sky and the ocean. Bathrooms are ideal for the clever use of blue, the color echoing the water that goes into a tub or used for a shower and helping to induce the sense of relaxation that a bathroom offers. Whether it’s freshening up or having a long, leisurely soak in the tub, the color, often effectively combined with white or magnolia, adds to the feeling of calm that you’re looking for.
Letting in the light
Dark and poorly lit rooms can induce a sense of claustrophobia in a home, everything pressing down on you and making you feel more down than you want to be. Getting light, especially natural light, into your rooms helps to create a feel-good atmosphere that can transform your spaces into bright and airy spaces where people love to be.
Deciding on the best coverings for your windows can make the difference between too much or too little light. Control of these coverings, and the ease with which they can be used, gives an opportunity to explore the options that will best suit your needs.
Wooden shutters allow you to control the natural light that comes into your rooms, and those with adjustable slats give you additional ways to allow as much or as little light as you want. There are many types of shutters, and they can be made to fit all shapes and sizes of windows, making an attractive addition to how you let light into your interiors.
Cutting out the clutter
It’s often said that less is more. It’s certainly the case for your rooms. Too much furniture or too many ornaments cluttering up surfaces reduces the space that you have to feel comfortable.
Hoarding is a norm for most people, but if you look at your spaces carefully with an eye to freeing them up, it’s amazing when you realize what you don’t need or use. Declutter!
Keeping positive interiors
Look at your color schemes to brighten your rooms, use the natural light to complement this brightness, and take out furniture and objects that you just don’t need. You’ll be well on the road to creating positive exteriors for your home.