This Weekend, Fix Up Your Home’s Interior

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If your house doesn’t look the way you wish it’d look then it’s time to do something about that. Everybody should feel happy and comfortable in their own home. And who’s to say your house can’t look like a show home? You don’t need to spend a fortune to renovate your house well. Your perception of your household can be completely changed just by improving a few small details. This weekend, make it your goal to fix up your home’s interior by taking these pieces of advice on board.

Think about the way in which your home utilizes light.

The first step to fixing up your home’s interior is to improve its lighting. Light has such a powerful effect on the way in which your house appears. It completely influences your mood and your perception of a room. For instance, white is a great color to choose when painting walls. It’s neutral, so rooms can be furnished with items of many different colors without themes clashing. But it’s also a color that reflects light, so it’ll bounce around each room and make your home’s interior feel brighter. Of course, the specific shade of color you pick is important, too (as we’ll discuss in the following point). If you’re aiming for a brighter and airier feel than a yellow shade of white is definitely the best option. If you’re aiming to make your household feel larger and more spacious then white is definitely a powerful color in this regard.

Artificial light is also an important thing to consider when designing the interior of your home. Making the most of sunlight pouring through your windows can help to really lift the design of your house during the day, but you need to think about the way in which you utilize light during the evening, too. Harsh white lighting is best reserved for work environments, hallways, and kitchens. But warmer and softer lighting (usually with an orange hue) is best reserved for living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, and other places in which you and your family relax. As we’ll discuss in the next point, you need to make sure that each room in your house creates the right ambience. Lighting plays a huge part in this, so it’s worth thinking about the positioning of lamps and the types of overhead lights you use. Even getting a new shade for lamps can make a big difference.

Give each room the right ambience.

As discussed above, lighting can have a very powerful effect when it comes to creating the right ambience in your home. But you can do more than this to change the way you feel in each room. The design and layout of your household interior also has a big impact on the way in which it makes you feel. You could declutter your home to change the atmosphere of its interior. Getting rid of things you don’t want or need will help you to strip back your home’s design and give it more of a minimalistic feel. Plus, you shouldn’t be holding onto clutter which adds nothing to your life. Open up the space in each room so that you feel comfortable in your own home.

The bedroom is also an important room when it comes to creating the right ambience. At the end of a long day, you should be able to return to your bedroom and feel relaxed. Referring to the previous point, make sure you focus on the lighting in this room; there should be warm and soft light by your bed, so you might want to get a soothing lamp for your bedside table. The color palette of this room is also important. Choose the color that suits your preferences but also the mood you want to convey in your bedroom. Blue is often a good option because it’s calming. Of course, there are many different shades to consider for each individual color (e.g. navy blue, pale blue, dusky blue, royal blue, etc), so you should definitely take a look at every shade to make sure you get the perfect color when painting your room or choosing certain ornaments and furnishings that fit the color theme.

Do some long-neglected household chores.

One of the best ways you could fix up your home’s interior this weekend is to finally tend to the list of chores you’ve been ignoring for weeks. Over the years, every household starts to look a little forlorn and sorry for itself. Wallpaper starts to peel, faucets start to leak, and furnishings start to wear out. Maybe it’s time to fix up your home in a practical way as well as an aesthetic way. For starters, if your wallpaper is starting to look faded or outdated then you might want to tear it down and paint your walls instead. Paint is much less demanding in terms of upkeep (plus, colors don’t really go out of style).

When it comes to some of the more demanding DIY chores around your house, you might want to watch some YouTube tutorials. If the bathroom needs retiling then it requires some focused and detailed work. Of course, you don’t have to adopt the DIY approach if you think some of the household chores on your list might require professional assistance. Perhaps your heating or air conditioning units around the house have been a little faulty recently. You might want to look into emergency AC repair if that’s the case. It’s so important to feel comfortable in your own home, so make sure you focus on more than just the visual design of your household interior. Make sure everything is functionally up to scratch if you want to feel truly at home.

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Try to make each room look timeless.

Something else that could really help to fix up your home’s interior is a timeless style. Perhaps you’ve become uninspired by the appearance of your abode because its design is outdated. That’s why you should opt for a timeless design rather than following trends. You need to aim to make your house look good on a permanent basis rather than simply trying to keep up with the things that are fashionable. Wooden flooring could transform each room in your house. Unlike carpet, it retains a classy and timeless feel throughout the years. It’s a natural material, and nature always looks stylish (as we’ll discuss later). You might also want to opt for vintage design pieces rather than too many contemporary pieces. Classic furnishings can always fit well in a modern environment, whereas certain obscure design pieces might look out of place in a few years.

Focus on the little details.

As mentioned in the introduction, the best way to fix up your home’s interior at a low cost with maximum impact is to focus on the little details. The way you feel in your home is a matter of perception. We’ve already talked about changing lighting, decluttering, and updating the style to alter the way in which you view your home. But there are other little details that can really make a difference to the way in which your house makes you feel. For instance, you might want to upgrade the handles on cabinets and doors in your home. Make sure you go to small hardware or antique stores if you want to get high-quality and visually-captivating door knobs and handles. For a small cost, you could transform your kitchen or bathroom cupboards. The smallest details can really change a room.

 

Accessories can make a difference, too. You should make it your goal to have one statement piece in every room. It doesn’t have to be as grand and lavish as a chandelier. After all, the purpose of this article is to give you ideas that you could implement in the space of a weekend without spending too much money. For instance, a glitzy mirror in your main hallway could really capture the attention of your guests when they enter your room. And it could change your perception of your house’s interior every time you get home, too. Or you might simply want to accessorize a room with a bold and bright painting. The point is that focusing on a few little details in each room could really change the appearance of your home’s interior.

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Utilize natural design.

When we talked about lighting earlier, we mentioned that the sun can really transform the appearance of your home if you use white to reflect light. Well, there are other ways in which nature can improve the design of your humble abode. You could simply get some more plants and flowers for each room of your house. Some greenery won’t just add color to your home; it’ll also make your household interior feel fresher. Plants and flowers take toxins out of the air, so they won’t just make your home look nicer but feel nicer, too. Adding a healthy dose of nature to your interior design could really brighten up your home and make the space feel a little more open and inviting (as long as you don’t go to the extreme and clutter each room with plants).

 

LisaLisa

My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

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