Ways To Smarten Up Your Home

A home is a continually changing animal. Things come in, and things go out. People fill it with conversation and laughter, then leave it to silence. If the walls could speak, what stories would they tell? 

As a homeowner, you’ll want to keep your home fresh and updated with the times, but it is not always that easy with a busy schedule and within a tight budget.  However, making the most of your home can have a positive effect on your mental health. After all, it is where you spend the majority of your time, whether that is relaxing with family, working from home, watching TV, eating or sleeping. So with that in mind, let’s discuss some ways to smarten up your home. This is an advertorial. 

Declutter



First and foremost, you need to declutter. This is the best way to smarten up your living environment and costs nothing. Get rid of all the stuff you do not need and live in more space. Space is good for the mind, and simplicity is bliss. The less you have around you, the less you need, the better you will feel. You can do this every week, all it takes is you looking in drawers and making piles. Giving anything you do not need to charity, selling on auction sites or handing down to family and as a last resort, binning.

Out with the old 


Are you fed up with looking at that tired old sofa? Cover it over with a throw or simply get a new one if you have the budget. A modern sofa can make your home feel new again and gives a chic smart look to a lounge. 

Of all the items in a lounge to spend money on, then luxury chairs and seating, are the most important in my opinion, after all, you spend a lot of time sitting on these in your home. It will also give a focal point to the room. To brighten up a room, think about adding a splash of colour with some new curtains and pictures. Brand new accessories often have such a positive effect on the look of a room. 

Colour your rooms


Not only think about the colour of your new sofa but also think about a new colour for your walls, ceilings, doors. Adding a splash of colour can affect your mood, so think about how you want to feel in a particular room. Light colours will make the home seem bright and airy, bright colour adds a sense of playfulness and warmth to a room.  Play with colour or wallpaper for that matter, and if you decide you don't like it in the end, change it.

Potted plants


Go out and get some home plants. They not only fill a room with nature and life, but they also are colourful, and they can detoxify your living environment breathing in all that carbon dioxide. Having some plants around is good for the soul and will bring out your nurturing and caring side. 

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