5 Ways to Improve Your House in 2017
Most of us like to start the New Year right by projecting a brand-new image of ourselves. We change our clothes, our hair, our personal appearance, and our closet. Of course, you’d also want your home to be equally revamped for a fresh start to the New Year.
So what might brighten up your home and let good fortune in? Here are five tips:
1. Custom Light Fixtures
Looking for something to brighten up your house? Do it in style! Custom light fixtures like hand-blown glass chandeliers give a creative and elegant twist to an otherwise simple installation. They won’t just add more light to your home this year—these would also work great as the main attraction in your living room.
2. Understairs Storage
If you’re tired of seeing clutter all over the house but don’t have any more space for another shelf, then installing an ‘understairs’ might be the answer to your problem. Do away with the usual cleaning cupboard and invest in installing several handy shelves under your stairs instead. They keep any unwanted and unsightly mess away from guests’ eyes, tucking away every neatly under the stairs. These shelves also look less bulky while remaining equally useful.
3. Repurposed Racks and Shelves
If you do have the space for them, racks and shelves are still great additions around the house. But just like our other suggestions, these don’t have to be dull at all. Put a twist to a key rack by repurposing it into a holder for small trinkets and souvenirs you’d like to put on display. Organize your toiletries by rearranging your shampoo bottles and soaps in the different compartments of your shelves. Begin a neat new year by making the most out of these furnishings.
4. Creative Wallpaper
Your bedroom is an important sanctuary that should be the ultimate space for self-expression in your home. That said, it’s always fun to get a little creative with your room’s décor, even if you aren’t a professional designer. We suggest you drop the paint bucket and buy some creative wallpaper to plaster on the walls of your room instead. You can easily change and replace these later on.
5. Foldable Furniture
Minimalism is big in design these days, but just because it’s less doesn’t mean it’s boring. You can bring fun to all parts of your home by playing around with retractable or folding furnishings, especially for the kitchen and the dining room. One fun example: a dining table that folds into a pool table! If you’re not so fond of this idea, another useful example would be an expandable dining table. Now you won’t need to worry about having too little or too much space during meals. With a folding table, you can comfortably accommodate large groups of friends or just an intimate few.
The Takeaway: New Year, New Home
Always leave space for creativity in your house. As we welcome the start of a new year, also learn to embrace change in your interior design. Try out bolder and more fun furnishings or get organized with neater compartments. See what works best for you in improving your home environment this 2017!