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Time for a Change? 4 Simple Tips for a Home Makeover

Time for a Change? 4 Simple Tips for a Home Makeover

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Everything gets stale after a while. No matter how perfect (or not) your home seemed when you first moved in, there may come a time when you feel the need to mix things up. A home makeover can not only breathe new life into a property, it also lets you stamp your own personality on the place.

It may sound like a big job, but here are some tips that’ll have you re-styling your home in no time.

Pick a style and stick with it

Once you’ve decided to makeover your home, the next step doesn’t actually involve any shopping, decorating or shifting things around. The perfect home revamp starts with some good old fashioned thinking time.

Take a while to consider exactly what style you want for your home and remember to look around for inspiration. Do you want your home to be modern, quirky, traditional or something completely different? There are plenty of options available to you, so think carefully about your chosen home style before you do anything else.

Think outside the box

Just because you’ve settled on a style for your home interior, doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. There are plenty of ways that you can take your home to the next level if you are willing to think outside the box.

Modern gadgets can give your home a contemporary feel without ruining the aesthetic, while looking at independent retailers will help ensure that your home doesn’t simply feel like everyone else’s. This home is yours, so make sure it is unique to your personality.

Clear out the mess

A home makeover is the perfect opportunity to clear out some of the dead wood. Of course, there’s no need to get rid of everything – just the items that you never use, are well past their best, or don’t fit in with your home’s new look.

A junk removal service can help take care of the heavy lifting for you and saves you the trouble of trying to squeeze sofas and beds through doors and hallways. You probably have plenty of ideas about how you can revamp your home, but the best place to start is by getting rid of the stuff you no longer need.

Budget is sometimes best

Another great tip for anyone embarking on a home makeover is to save money whenever they can. Re-decorating the interior and buying new items of furniture can prove very expensive, but there are budget options that work surprisingly well.

Upcycling, for example, can be a great way of acquiring a truly unique item for your home and you can feel good about the environment too because you’ve given fresh life to an old product instead of simply buying a new one. There’s also plenty of upcycling work you can do yourself, from repainting an old chair, to applying some ribbon to a neglected dresser so it comes to life again.

If your house doesn’t feel like a home anymore, or maybe needs some TLC, there’s a good chance that a makeover is in order. With the tips above, you’ll soon be the envy of all your neighbours.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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