Home & Improvement

Bring Your Home Into The 21st Century

It’s the 21st century and therefore time for your home to join us, take out your tool chests and sanders and begin the transition.

Bring Your Home Into The 21st Century
Bring Your Home Into The 21st Century

It’s time to throw out the rose carpets and heavy floral wallpaper and replace them with fresh pastel colours and rich wooden flooring. Of course some things are not affordable for everyone however it is not a time to fret as decorating can be something exciting, fun and achievable at a reasonable and affordable price. The effects of an updated home can be extraordinary for example adding value to your home, opening up the room and contributing to your health and well being. Below are some ideas on how to redecorate your home.

The most obvious and inexpensive change you can make to any room is to redecorate the walls. A fresh coat of paint will work a treat giving the whole room a new look. Fresh pastel colours work great or an offset white with a bold colour situated on one wall such as red.

Wooden floors are a fantastic asset to any home, if you are one of the fortunate people to possess them and they are in good condition show them off. It is possible to have wooden floors restored back to their original state if they are not so healthy this can be an expensive process. A large area rug will look fantastic over the top of your floor boards adding some colour and class.

Many people believe that when they redecorate it requires replacing all of fixtures and furnishings for it to be successful. If your three piece sweet is in good condition yet the upholstery is loud and outdated don’t immediately jump to the conclusion that you need a new one. A sofa can be easily recovered by a specialist to bring it back to life with a variety of fabrics, colours and patterns that are available. A cheaper alternative would be to invest in some slip covers that you can also buy in a range of textures and colours. These simply slip over the top of your sofa to create a new fresh and vibrant look. Why not consider buying two sets and change them every so often. It is a good idea to remove your furniture off the walls and arrange them so that you have a cosy area to share with friends and family.

Lighting can make a real difference transforming your room from a dark dingy room to a bright and welcoming room. Lights and fixtures are available in countless styles and colours including stainless steel and brushed nickel.

If your kitchen is stuck in the past with dark kitchen units replace them with lighter ones. If this is not affordable paint them with a specially devised paint for covering cabinets. As well as this you could consider changing your counter tops if affordable. There are many products available on the market for reasonable prices, shop around and see what you can get for your money.

Replace any heavily patterned curtains with modern designs or blinds. You could even opt for shutters which are becoming increasingly popular on windows.