8 Simple Ways To Add Character To Your Home - Everest Haber


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

8 Simple Ways To Add Character To Your Home

Adding an extra dash of character to your house doesn’t have to cost the earth. It’s often as simple as carrying out a small DIY project, or adding a fresh lick of paint to an old piece of furniture. If you’re feeling like your home doesn’t really reflect your personality as well as it could, or that you could use a little more energy in your space, try these 8 easy tips to liven things up.

1.     Bring character to the corners. Even if you don’t have a ton of space to work with, there are probably areas of certain rooms in your home that you could easily bring new life to with a little extra attention. For example, an abandoned corner could be transformed into a reading nook by simply building in some simple corner benches and adding some quirky throw pillows. Make sure you get the right DIY building materials from a reputable service like ABCO Building, and ask an expert for help if you’re unsure of how to begin.
2.     Adjust your lighting. Even if you leave your décor exactly as it is, changing the lighting in a room can transform the space. Experiment with hanging light fixtures, interesting table lamps, and adjustable lighting fixtures to alter the atmosphere of your home.
3.     Display the things you love. Your walls should reflect your unique personality, so take the opportunity to display objects that do just that. Open storage shelves are the ideal space to place objects you’ve collected, family photos, or interesting artefacts.
4.     Switch over to wood. Wood flooring provides a much richer and more rustic feel than tiles or synthetic materials. Re-floor certain rooms of your home with natural wood panels and lay down colourful rugs to create a sense of warmth and comfort.
5.     Add some art. If there’s a particular art style that you love, buy low-cost prints and have them framed and displayed around your home wherever the walls are looking a little blank. This will bring extra character and colour to the space without costing you a fortune.
6.     Go antiquing. The most fascinating and unique décor items won’t be found in your local hardware store. Take time to go antiquing on the weekends and scout around your local area for one-of-a-kind gems to showcase in your home. These kinds of collectible items are always charming to look at, and will give you a chance to show off your eclectic taste to anyone who visits.
7.     Re-boot old furniture. Furniture that’s a little past its time can easily be refreshed with reupholstering or a fresh coat of paint. There are plenty of tutorials online that offer guidance through the process, and it’ll give your old items a new lease on life.
8.     Focus on the exterior. If you’re already happy with the interior of your home but feel the outside lacks character, why not focus on the outdoors? Re-paint your doors, install flower boxes to add colour and natural beauty, or drape fairy lights in your garden for instant charm. The quality of your garden will also reflect well on you and your home, so make sure the garden is well-tended and full of your all of favourite blooms if you want it to reflect your personality properly.

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