How to improve the aesthetics of your home.
Improving the aesthetics of your home not only makes it more enjoyable to live in, and to entertain guests in, but it also helps your home to sell when putting it on the market. In addition, your surroundings affect you more than you think. Your environment practically dictates your mood and the levels of your productivity.
Your home should be your comfort zone and you need to feel free, safe and happy. For that to happen, you need to learn the fundamentals of creating a welcoming home for both yourself and your guests. Here’s how:
[if !supportLists]• [endif]Search for inspiration. Improving your home requires creativity and it’s imperative for you to be inspired, so you can be playful and imaginative. Browse through home design websites and look for gorgeous images of beautifully designed homes.
[if !supportLists]• [endif]Make your entry welcoming. Your home’s entry the first impression made. Get rid of any peeling paint or cracks. A new front door can accentuate the look of your exteriors, especially when color-coded with your siding.
[if !supportLists]• [endif]Declutter. Like with everything else in life, you need to remove old things that are no longer useful and make room for new ones. So that you don’t overwhelm yourself, start by thoroughly cleaning one room per day.
[if !supportLists]• [endif]Do minor home repairs. You know best what needs to be fixed and tweaked around your home, and if you don’t, start paying attention to details such as wood chips or squeaky doors.
[if !supportLists]• [endif]Apply some fresh paint. Refreshing your walls with a new layer is the refreshment your home desperately needs. It’s not a bad idea to consult an interior designer so they can help you select shades of paint that will bring out the best in your home.
[if !supportLists]• [endif]Bring light into your home. If your home does not contain enough natural lighting, you can always look to artificial lighting. When choosing artificial lighting, it’s important to focus on the right temperature for each room. A warmer light (2700 - 3000K) is better for a cozy atmosphere, while a cooler light (5000 - 6500K) is used for a more suited, work atmosphere. Incandescent light bulbs spend too much electricity, so you should replace them with compact fluorescent light bulbs.