It’s easy to get bored with your surroundings, but not know how to change them up. What’s more, many alterations can be expensive and disruptive to your daily routine. Here are five small home improvements you can make to your home, which won’t break the bank and will give your space the refresh it deserves!
If you’ve got any budding artists in the family, why not devote one wall to becoming a feature wall? This could mean a bold, eye-catching wallpaper design, block colour paint or space to let imaginations run wild! Feature walls are great to add a pop of personality to a room, on a budget. Painted murals can be gorgeous to look at, and a chance to practice those art skills. Everyone can contribute in some way, making your wall a visual representation of your whole family. What’s more, you could even paint or paper over it as often as you like, allowing you to refresh and update it constantly.
Prints, wall hanging, portraits; there are endless options when it comes to updating your space with artwork. Supporting independent artists through platforms like Etsy is the perfect way to improve your home and help out a small business. You could choose a specific theme for a room, like the ocean in the bathroom, or florals in the living room, and over time your collection will grow! The artwork is also really mobile, so you can rearrange your pieces as often as you like, changing frames and locations to freshen up any room in your home.
Heating for Home Improvements
With the winter months moving in, it’s a great time to update your space with a stylish new radiator or heating system. They are available in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colours, with places like Warmrooms providing a vast range and making it easy to find something you love. Something as simple as a new wall radiator can make a huge difference to a room, whilst also improving your comfort.
Another great way to update your home quickly and easily is colour coordination! Why not try ordering all your books by colour to add a little rainbow to your shelves? Super easy, cheap, and fun, this will also allow you to take stock of what you’ve got, maybe freeing up some space, or adding to your ‘to be read’ list. If you have a favourite colour, you could spend time finding accessories or appliances for a room in that colour. Imagine a deep purple kitchen, or a bright blue bathroom, with fittings and furnishings to match.
If you have lots of furniture that you don’t want or need to get rid of but want to update, why not try some upcycling? Another great task for the whole family, you can turn old pieces into something brand new, with books like Reinventing Ikea making it easy to the potential of an old chair or table. What’s more, the things you create will be completely unique to your home, making it a true representation of your family’s creativity and personality
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We have done a lot of these things to our house over the last year.
I have got so much on my walls now that I don’t have much room left. I have been banned from getting any more canvases. lol
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Great tips. Making a successful build to your home to make it look better and functional is really just dependent on your budget.
Nice ideas – thank you for sharing them!
Thanks for sharing!
I like these ideas! Thank you for sharing them!
I can’t help but add such a thing as updating windows and doors if yours are old and have cracks. It is an expensive investment, but it will pay off by reducing your heating costs by 30%!
When it comes to heating, there is another thing that can make your life more comfortable and your home – more efficient. It is a smart thermostat. The big benefit of having a smart thermostat is that you can set it to a lower temperature while you’re away and program it to be at your preferred temperature by the time you return. In summer, you can manage your air conditioner this way. Gone are the days spent needlessly heating or cooling an empty house.
Small changes impact lot in our lives.
I like the idea of installing stylish radiators. It’s great that the heating system elements can also perform a decorative function.
I see you mostly talk about home improvements in terms of the interior. And I like these suggestions. I also want to suggest thinking about improving the house “from the inside”. After all, not only a well-thought-out interior makes a cozy house. So, check the condition of your insulation, especially if it’s an older house. An easier fix could be that there is not enough insulation to keep the heat in and the cold air out. You may need to install some insulation.
Inspect all the windows and doors for cracks or gaps that should be sealed off with weathering tape. While this will prevent the heated air from escaping it also helps keep your furnace running efficiently.
Another step you can do is have your furnace inspected and maintained prior to using it this winter.