Connect with us

Home Improvement

Work With What You Have: 5 Tips To Spruce Up Even The Smallest Home

Work With What You Have: 5 Tips To Spruce Up Even The Smallest Home

Everyone has their dream home. For me, its a waterfront condo, hopefully on a private island (I know, never gonna happen, but c’mon let me dream!). No lawn to mow AND ocean sunsets every night? Sign me up! But unfortunately I live in this little realm called reality with a disturbing lack of private islands, helicopter pads, or balcony pools. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t make the most out of my modest 2 bedroom apartment. Not surprisingly, adding that extra little bit of sophistication to even the smallest spaces can make all the difference. The following are some of the easiest tips I’ve found to spruce up any living space, large or small:

Work With What You Have: 5 Tips To Spruce Up Even The Smallest Home

  1. Invest in Some Curtains

Blinds may be cheap and convenient but nothing cheapens up a space like sharing window treatments with the local Burger King. Classic looking curtains not only offer better privacy than traditional blinds but also add color and gravitas to any room. Even better, making your own curtains can be surprisingly cheap. A trip to any fabric store and a bit of time in front of the sewing machine can turn out some surprising results.

  1. Add a Bit of Green

Just a couple of small plants can make even the most boring room seem vibrant and refreshing. If it’s a small space avoid larger plants and go with smaller potted options, even an average sized vase filled with colorful flowers from the garden can accomplish a surprising amount when it comes to adding that extra bit of character, plus this allows you to switch up the colors every couple weeks as your flowers wilt.

  1. Frame Pictures and Art

No ones asking you to invest in a Basquiat or Picasso, but adding some framed personal photographs or paintings can keep your walls from looking blank and boring. A personal favorite option is finding affordable iconic film posters online and throwing them in a cheap frame. These posters not only take up a large amount of boring, blank wall space but also work as terrific conversation starters! After all who doesn’t love to discuss and compare their favorite films?

  1. Consider a Rug

Whether your home has hardwood or carpet a well placed rug can do wonders for breaking up a room’s color palette. Do yourself a favor and check out local thrift shops and second hand stores. I’ve often found unique and affordable rug options in shops such as these that didn’t break the bank.

  1. Add Some New Lighting

You’d be surprised the startling difference that a single table or stand alone lamp can make when looking to add some character to a space. Not only does the lamp itself offer a new style aesthetically but also can help eliminate shadows that too often can make a small space look smaller. When deciding on styles remember to keep in mind the space you’re working with, if the room is already fairly furnished then a stylish but smaller table top lamp will work a lot more practically than a stand alone option.

Recent Posts

Home Improvement3 months ago

How To Add More Value To Your Home

If you have some spare cash in the bank, it is likely you would like to spend it on your...

Lifestyle3 months ago

What is a Deep Plane Facelift

Cosmetic surgery is a choice that needs a lot of research and when it comes to thinking about a facelift...

Entrepreneur3 months ago

Unveiling the Demand for Digital Marketing Courses: A Comprehensive Analysis

In recent years, the realm of marketing has undergone a seismic shift propelled by the digital revolution. As businesses increasingly...

Home Improvement3 months ago

What Does an Effective Wardrobe Spring Clean Entail?

Spring is upon us which means one thing and one thing only. It is time for the annual purge of...

Business5 months ago

Your Basic Guide To Creating A Unique Investment Blog

Starting your own blog is great and once you get the ball rolling, it can be a good passive income...

Business5 months ago

3 Low-Risk Ways To Get Your New Business Started

Once you’ve got an initial business idea and believe that it will be a success, there are some basic things...

Lifestyle5 months ago

Conquering the Co-free Zone: Tips for Thriving as a Remote Worker

Adjusting to an office environment can come with its downfalls in the sense that it might be a shock to...

General6 months ago

3 Ways To Take Control Of Your Finances Starting Now

If your finances have taken over and are bringing stress to your life, we understand just how overwhelming it can...

Travel8 months ago

Best Places To Visit In The North Of England

If you live in England, you will know there are many different places to visit for the weekend. There are...

General8 months ago

Green Home Improvement Ideas

In a world where environmental concerns are growing, the concept of “green” has gone beyond a trendy catchphrase and is...

Lifestyle8 months ago

How to Host an Unforgettable House-Warming!

The time has finally come. You have moved into your dream pad, and are officially adulting in your very own...

Autos8 months ago

A Guide to Parking Lot Striping

The journey to a well-striped parking lot begins with the right paint. In this brief guide, we’ll unravel the mystery...

Business11 months ago

Business Tips For Protecting Your Finances During A Recession

In 2023, taking the necessary steps to protect your finances for your business is now more important than ever. The...

Lifestyle11 months ago

Tips For Cleaning Your Trainers

If you’re into your trainers and streetwear, you’re likely to be very conscious of keeping them looking their best! So,...

Marketing1 year ago

Branding Trends For Start-Ups in 2023

Branding is incredibly important as it impacts how your business reaches and connects with its target market. If you’re branding...

Categories

Archives

Trending