How to Make Your Home More Stylish

How to Make Your Home More Stylish

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People are spending more time in their homes than ever before and are finding that they could use a little updating. Furniture and home remodeling can be very expensive so homeowners tend to decorate when they move in and then never change a thing. If you feel like your home is outdated or you are tired of the way it looks, it might be time to redesign it and make it more stylish. There are several steps you can take at different price points to make your home feel new.

Hire a Professional

If you know that you want to change your home’s design but feel overwhelmed with all the decisions you need to make, you should hire a professional. Companies that offer designer services can assist with different levels of home design. Designers will work with you to determine your needs and can design the whole room and house, as well as hire and manage tradespeople. If you don’t need that level of service but a guiding hand, designers can assist you with furniture and decoration purchases that you might not find on your own.

Find Ways To Create Light and Space

Sometimes the more time we spend in our homes, the more claustrophobic they feel. What was once a cute and cozy studio apartment is now a tiny room where you have to do everything. If you can’t make major structural changes to your home, there are a few tricks you can make to give it the appearance of more light and space. Mirrors are a great decorating tool to give this illusion. You can install them on doors or on a wall to instantly make the room feel bigger. Since they reflect light, they also make your space brighter.

Bring the Outdoors Inside

Houseplants are not for everyone, but if you have the temperament to care for them, adding a few to your living situation will make it more glamorous and grown-up. Plants can make your home feel more alive and the increased oxygen plants release makes your environment healthier. Consult a local nursery for the best plants for your house.

Whether you decide to go for a full redecoration or just add a plant or some mirrors, there are ways to give your home a refresh and make it an enjoyable place to spend time once again. Your environment has a big impact on your mental health and having a living space that you enjoy goes a long way to making you happy.

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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