Monday 22 June 2015

3 tips to keep your home feeling new

Nobody wants their house to look old, even if it has been around for a number of years. You may have incorporated on-trend design elements when you bought your home, only to find they have dated substantially over the years. Below are three easy tips to keep your home feeling new.

1. Stay up to date

The best tip to keep your home feeling new is to stay up to date with changing design trends by trying to regularly incorporate these into your home’s interior design. Home builders often have pages dedicated to home designs, home and land packages and even display homes. These homes are full of great ideas as they are designed by experts in the building market who know which design demands are on trend. If you are looking for some design inspiration, or you are tempted to move to a stylish new home, research homes by expert builders such as Coral Homes.

2. Have no clutter

Clutter is one of the quickest ways you can date a home: too much stuff can make your home feel stuffy. The first step to decluttering is to go through all of your cupboards and rooms and either throw away or give away any unwanted or unused items. This will then free up space for items you do use regularly or that have great sentimental value. Now that you have cleared room, important possessions can be assigned their own designated spaces. Once you’ve decluttered, you can focus on the main living and traffic spaces in your home. Consider leaving some space on bookshelves to create a minimalistic look, remove cushions if they are overtaking the lounge, and don’t overcrowd tables with magazines, vases or other knickknacks. Also think about your walls as these can often become cluttered with art. A simple trick is to try reducing your wall art to one piece per wall, rather than having them adorned with multiple photos and frames.

3. Paint and accessories

It might seem like a simple fix, but paint is an extremely effective way to update your home quickly to make it feel fresh and new. White is a great colour to use as it creates a very clean and contemporary look and can be paired with just about any theme or colour palette you choose. Replacing accessories are another easy way to keep your home feeling new, as decorative items such as photo frames, cushions and lamps can date quickly. Incorporating these two tips into the outside of your home is another way to give it a worthy upgrade: repainting windows and doors and adding a few bright plants or outdoor vases will improve your street appeal substantially, making your home look new again.
Older homes will naturally date and experience various kinds of wear and tear. This is why, occasionally, you will feel the need to revamp your space to feel like you’re living in a new home. But if you find yourself constantly dreaming of a new, modern home, it may just be time to make a move.

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