Breathing New Life Into An Old Home

Breathing New Life Into An Old Home

We can all get a bit bored of our home sometimes. When you first moved in it probably felt like you would never get tired of it, but a few years down the line, your home is looking a bit worse for wear. You could consider moving to somewhere new but that’s a bit drastic. There are plenty of ways that you can revitalize your home, making it look like a completely different house. Here are some clever tricks you can use to breath new life into your home.

Color Scheme

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The first thing to do when you are planning on redecorating your home is to come up with a color scheme. If you have a common color scheme throughout the house, it can really tie all of the rooms together, but that doesn’t mean they all have to look the same. Choosing three or four well matched colors gives you a lot of options, so you can use different combinations, focusing more heavily on different colors, in each individual room. When choosing your colors and shades, use the 50/150 rule. Mix one shade fifty percent lighter than the base color, and one shade one hundred and fifty percent darker. If you follow this rule, the two shades will complement one another very well.

Space

If you have a room that looks small, there are a number of ways to get around it. Painting the ceiling in a slightly lighter shade to the walls, give the illusion of light and space. You can also use well placed mirrors to make the room look larger. If you focus on tall mirrors, you can give the room more height, which is sometimes a better option if the space is extremely small.  When hanging your mirrors, consider what they will be reflecting, that way, you can really maximise the best features in the room.

Stairs

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One good way of completely changing the look of your house is to alter your stairs. The staircase can be the focal point of the entire house and so altering the shape of them, even slightly, can make such a huge difference. Using companies like Image Design Stairs, you can install a custom built staircase with an interesting shape, that can really set off the new look in your home.

Focal Points

When you first start redecorating a room, it is always a good idea to find its focal point. A lot of rooms will have a natural focal point, like a large window, or a fireplace. If there isn’t one, you can create one by painting one wall a different color, or putting in a piece of bold furniture. You can also use a large mirror or a piece of artwork. Once you have found your focal point, then build all of the other aspects of the room around it. You should also consider what the room is going to be used for, and choose your focal point based on this.

Using these tips, you can completely transform your home, making it feel brand new.