Moving into a new property and calling it a home can be way harder than it sounds. While many times the new property will be an upgrade from your previous home, there’s still a chance that it will need a bit of sprucing up.
But in order to make the place look a couple of decades newer than it actually is, you’ll have to roll up your sleeves and freshen up some things yourself.
Just a heads up, we’re talking about how to freshen up the interior of your home without spending too much time and money doing so. You can also use the tips to improve your current home.
Ok, ready to get through the list? Let’s go.
Try cleaning everything really good
Before you start focusing on doing any improvements to the new property, make sure you’ve cleaned everything really well.
Often times there will be years worth of dust and grime accumulated on all types of locations, so they’ll be in a dire need of a bit of TLC.
Grab a couple of rags, your trusted vacuum, and a couple of detergents and start cleaning the whole place. Chances are, after a couple of hours and a lot of sweat, you’ll have a pretty decent, clean space.
And that’s important as now you can see what you should change, what you should include, and, finally what new you should put into your home.
Update old fixtures and introduce some new furniture
By far, one of the biggest reasons why a home looks outdated is all the faded fixtures and outdated furniture there is in your home.
But the best thing is that this can be easily fixed.
Update any old fixtures that have yellowed or have layers of paint smudged all over them. This by far this is one of the cheapest ways you can freshen up the interior of your own home.
But if you’re looking to spend some money and really make the place feel like new, consider adding some new and funky furniture. Indoor water features are one of the best ways you can do so without really breaking the bank.
It might be a bit more expensive, but it will make your home look like a totally different space. And, if you’re lucky enough to have wood floors below the carpeting, why not just leave them?!
Make the interior consistent
With decades of living into a home, things can get a bit mismatched. This can be a problem, especially when you’re going for that modern look.
And the secret to having a good looking home isn’t about having a brand new furnishing. Not at all.
With many old-school furniture making a comeback, you’ll be just as fine if you make things consistent in your home.
Touch up the wall paint
Buying a couple of buckets of paint and resurfacing all the walls in your home is surely one of the best things you can do to upgrade the way your home feels.
While it’s time-consuming and there’s a lot of elbow grease involved, at the end of the day, you’ll have fresh-looking walls.
And what’s better than that!?
Make everything bright again
Light, by far is among the most underappreciated interior features. It’s also super inexpensive to invest in having a well-lit home.
Consider swapping out the current bulbs with energy-saving ones, and even introducing new floor lamps in order to make the most of it.
Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the natural light that’s coming into the property. Keeping windows open and curtains light-colored is a great way to make everything look brighter.
Refinish all hardwood floors
Hardwood floors are a great and pretty expensive interior feature. That’s why if you have hardwood floors in your home you should take full advantage of them.
The chances are that currently, the wood looks a bit dull and a bit worn out, but the great thing is that it’s all most likely because of faded lacquer and not the wood itself.
So, hire someone to do it for you. It might not be the cheapest upgrade, but it definitely isn’t an expensive one, and guess what, it’s an investment that both will last or years, and can potentially increase the value of your property.
At the end of the day, it depends on how you tackle the project, but it really shouldn’t be super expensive to spruce up your living space.