5 Easy Home Improvement Options for 2018

Summer is as good a time as any to spruce things up at the house and get it looking its best. But you needn’t go all out and spend a huge amount of money to freshen things up a little bit. In fact, making a few relatively simple changes can transform the look and feel of your house. Let’s have a look at some of your options.

Paint your walls

The most obvious option but one that is often overlooked. Repainting a room or two can completely change the feel of your home. Think about experimenting with a new colour or even putting in a feature wall. Research is obviously a must, so don’t pick out a colour on a whim. Rather, do your homework and find a colour combination that works. Over the summer, we’re seeing a lot of black tones, which is being touted the colour of 2018. Mixes of blues, greens and blacks are also very popular.

Rearrange things

Don’t underestimate how much of an effect a simple furniture rearrangement can have on your interior. Research suggests that regularly switching up the layout of the rooms in your house can have a positive effect on people mentally. You might turn the living room into the dining room, move some couches around or just rearrange your art. If you’re doing the latter, consider having a single wall showcase your art, which can have a feature wall-like effect and add depth to the room.

Take down the drapes

Summer is here and the sun is shining! Consider opening up your home a little and taking down the curtains/drapes for a couple of months or other items that disrupt the flow of sunlight into your living room. If it’s not practical to completely remove them, you can always pin them back out of the way. This has the effect of freshening and opening up the room, making it feel more inviting.

Paint the front door

It’s fashionable these days to go all out with the front door colours, providing a little colour rather than the typical whites or blacks. Bright and happy is certainly on-trend and very summer-friendly – think yellows, aquas or even deep reds. While conventional wisdom would tell you to try and match up the bright colour with other shades visible on your home's exterior, we are increasingly seeing door colours that seemingly don’t match up at all. But for whatever reason, it works.

Work on the garden

Summer is a great time to be outdoors, especially in the late afternoon when the air is a little cooler. It makes for a great excuse to work on the garden, which can actually be really rewarding on the right day. Even if you’re on a small block or apartment, you can decorate your living space with potted plants that are more likely to thrive when they’re soaking up the sun every day. A healthy garden and pants inside the house can have a positive impact on people mentally and increases your home’s curb appeal.
Try any of the ideas discussed above and give your home a new year and a fresh vibe. If you need any expert opinion regarding painting your wall, you always talk to the professionals at Joyce Painting or send us a quote.

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