Make Your Home Look 10 Times Better in 10 Minutes Or Less!
We all want to make our homes look their best, whether we’re showing them off to friends or family or trying to impress potential buyers when we go to sell our home in the future. But sometimes, we don’t have the time, money, or desire to completely remodel our living space, so it’s not always practical to hire an interior designer to do all the work for us. However, with these five simple tips and tricks, you can make your home look 10 times better in 10 minutes or less!
Try new things
It can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to home décor. We become attached to certain pieces and styles and find it hard to let go, even when they’re no longer serving us. If your home is feeling a little stale, try something new! Here are some easy ways to change things up – swap out framed photos for artwork (or vice versa)
– replace the towels with fluffy white ones
– hang bright colored art above the sofa or bed
– add flowers or candles on surfaces that could use a touch of warmth and light – move furniture around to make it feel more open and inviting – reorganize bookshelves or clear off cluttered surfaces
– paint an accent wall a bold color – add some greenery: houseplants, hanging plants, fresh fruit
– switch out the rug for a fresh design
– bring nature inside by arranging branches in a vase or using them as decor throughout the space. Branch baskets look especially great on nightstands or coffee tables and look so much prettier than their plastic counterparts
– take advantage of natural materials like wood and natural fabrics to create warmth and coziness – mix old objects with new ones for a fresh perspective – do some major deep cleaning and decluttering: this might seem counterintuitive, but doing this will allow you to start from scratch without worrying about all the clutter getting in the way
– replace your existing curtains or shades with room darkening options if necessary
– rearrange furniture again after you clean up
– give yourself enough time to really put these changes into practice before deciding if they’re working or not. Remember that change takes time.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to make your home look better is to be consistent with your design. This means picking a style and sticking to it. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist aesthetic or something more traditional, make sure all your furniture, décor, and accessories reflect this.
This creates a cohesive look that is pleasing to the eye. If you change styles frequently, your house will never feel like home because each room has its own identity. Try to stick with one style for at least six months before experimenting again.
As an example, if you are choosing between a rustic and Scandinavian design scheme, decide which one appeals to you most and then go with it throughout the entire house. If anything in the room needs updating or changing (e.g., new paint color), try adding pieces from that same theme as opposed to going back-and-forth between styles constantly. Doing so will give your house consistency and keep it looking beautiful.
As an example, say you have a guest bedroom with white walls, gray bedding, and light brown furnishings. Adding red accents would work well in this space because they share the same color palette. On the other hand, if there were no red accents in the room at all when it was first decorated, adding them now would clash since they do not share any colors in common.
Keep it clean
A clean house is a happy house – or so the saying goes. But, more importantly, a clean house is a healthy house. Dust, dirt, and grime can build up over time and lead to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. A quick once-over with a duster or vacuum can make a world of difference. Keeping surfaces wiped down regularly will also go a long way.
Use distilled white vinegar diluted 50/50 with water as an all-purpose cleaner, dishwasher detergent, window cleaner, and toilet bowl cleaner. It’s inexpensive and doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that can harm your family’s health. To avoid nasty odors from pets or cooking, keep food waste out of sight by storing trash cans outside your home on trash day (or better yet use compostable bags) and be sure to put garbage bins inside the kitchen instead of next to the door for easy access on trash day.
Stay with The Trend
It’s important to stay with the trend because it makes your home look updated. If you have outdated furniture, it will make your whole home look dated. Get rid of anything that is old and not in style anymore. You don’t want your home to look like it’s stuck in a time warp!
It’s also important to keep up with the trends in color. Paint is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to change the look of your home. If you’re not sure what colors are trending, you can always ask a professional at your local paint store. They can help guide you to the right colors for your space.
Update your look every few months
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to your home’s décor. After all, once you have a certain style, it can be hard to break out of it. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with the same boring look forever. In fact, there are plenty of ways to update your space without spending a lot of money or time. Here are a few tips for making your home look instantly better:
– Add some greenery: Plants not only bring life and warmth into any room but they also absorb harmful toxins from the air and make rooms feel more spacious. Keep them on a table near a window for optimal light exposure, water them regularly and trim their stems every week or two for healthy growth.
– Hang artwork: If you’re looking for an instant way to spruce up an otherwise bare wall, try hanging up some artwork. You don’t need to invest in expensive paintings either—stickers are perfect for renters who aren’t allowed to paint their walls or just want something temporary on their walls until they find something else they like better.
Use color with care
A little color can go a long way in making your home look more put together. Be careful though, too much color can be overwhelming and make a space feel small. When using color, think about the feeling you want to create in the space.
Do you want it to feel calm and serene? Warm and inviting? Bright and cheery? Once you know the feeling you want to create, choosing colors will be a breeze! For example, if you’re looking for calming colors, blues and greens are great choices. If you’re going for warm and inviting colors, try reds or yellows.
If your goal is to add brightness to a room, choose light pinks or oranges. Choosing colors that compliment each other is also important! Matching colors with complementary colors is a good idea because they work well together without creating an overwhelming effect.
Here’s an easy way to remember which colors go well with others: Warm colors like red, orange, and yellow should be paired with cool colors like blue, green, purple, and gray. So don’t just throw on any random color–think about what mood you want your room to evoke before selecting your paint! If you have children at home, think about how their favorite colors may mix with their playthings. One of my favorite combinations for kids rooms is lavender and deep navy.
I’m not saying that every room needs this combination but it makes a lot of sense in our family where we have three girls who love pink, purple, and navy. With all of these tips and tricks to brighten up your space quickly and easily, you’ll be able to spend less time cleaning up clutter so you can enjoy time spent with friends and family instead! It takes 10 minutes or less to give your home a fresh new look, no matter how big or small it is.