The new year is a perfect opportunity to look over your living space and consider where improvements can be made. A declutter can give your home a breath of fresh air. If you are unsure where to start, consider the points below.
Switch up your bookshelves
Most of the time, messy-looking bookshelves are just due to having no time to giving them a spruce up. Stacking books on top of each other vertically is just one way of providing a unique focal point. Organising them by colour and size also gives a trendy aesthetic that not only looks great but is completely free. You needn’t have to part with your books in order to make your shelf look smart.
Overhaul your furniture
Once you move out of shared residences or your parents’ house, it’s easy to accumulate bits of furniture from both friends and family. Wooden chairs, beanbags, an old recliner all used to be at home in your shared house, but now they may collectively form a bit of an eyesore. Donating any old furniture, you don’t want to a charity shop and starting from scratch puts the reset button on your room’s aesthetic. You can get inspired and find new furniture to spruce up the look of your home from companies such as eclipsefurniture.co.uk, with good quality pieces of furniture that can easily revamp your space with minimal effort on your part.
New coat of paint
Sometimes visual mess can be collectively made by the little things. If skirting boards are scuffed and chipped, or your walls have settling cracks or are peeling, these all accumulate to make your rooms look a little on the messy side. Before you start painting there are a few thing to bear in mind:
- Some leaseholders have specific rules about what colour you can paint rooms (if you’re not freehold.)
- Dark and bold colours can make a small room feel even smaller.
- Pale and white-based colours create a clean and tidy feel, colour can be added on top.
- A feature wall is one of the best ways to add colour to a small room.
If you aren’t sure how to furnish your walls with artwork, singular pieces are the best place to start. This is particularly the case if you have a small room and are worried about large wall hanging making the room feel cluttered. One or two pieces that mimic the feel of the room or capture the eye’s attention are the best way to add a burst of creativity to any space.
Minimalism doesn’t necessarily have to involve burning everything you own. Strategic placing and being clever about where you place your possessions can very easily give the illusion of minimalism. Overhauling the condition of your apartment may also have the most profound effect on its overall appearance, whether you give it a new lick of paint or purchase some dazzling new furniture.
Following these tips can help you easily declutter and revamp your home quickly and stylishly, and create a space you can be proud of.