It’s the Christmas season, and soon all your guests will be arriving. But does your home look the part? Or is it looking a bit tired and unloved?
Don’t worry. Even if you’ve spent all your money on Christmas presents already, there are still some incredible ways you make your home look a million dollars that you can do on the cheap. Check out these ideas.
Give Your Air Grille A Makeover
That 1960s grill that you’ve got in your home that lets air in and out? How about giving it a bit of a makeover? Right now it’s probably just some generic, ugly design, based around some sort of metal grid. But you can upgrade it and make it look much better by using a different design, like, perhaps, a French plait.
Hide Your TV Wires
If you’ve got a wall mounted TV, you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about what to do with the wires that dangle out of the bottom, connecting to a plug socket on the wall, your DVD player, and your cable box. Well, there’s a simple solution. Just get a hollow plastic shower curtain rod, cut it to size, and funnel all the wires through. Yes, it will look a bit like your TV has its own plumbing, but it’s also a smart and cheap way to get all those ugly wires out of sight and out of mind.
Remove Those Furniture Stains
There’s nothing worse than a big, ugly stain on your furniture. But fortunately, these things are relatively cheap to remove according to Champion Chem-Dry. One service, and often the stain is gone forever. While you’re at it, you might as well get those other stains on your carpet which you’ve covered up with furniture sorted too.
Spice Up Windows
Bored of your regular windows? Well, now you can buy beautiful frames and bracket to adorn them to make them look more beautiful. Most frames come in metal varieties.
You’d be amazed at the difference window boxes can make to a dull exterior. One moment, your home looks as if it belongs to the local authority, the next, it’s a colorful kingdom all of its own. Try planting colorful flowers in the windows, as well as outside any walls that are lined with grass. You’ll notice a significant uplift in the appearance of your home.
Create An Illusion
Cheryl Eisen is a home designed based in New York. She says that one of the ways to create the illusion of space is to use a big rug. Big rugs, she says, make rooms feel bigger, and so she usually tapes a few rugs together when she is working on a home interior. She says that neutral palette alongside large mirrors can help open up a space and make it feel much larger than it really is.
Have An Element Of Surprise
It’s also good to make sure that rooms have an element of surprise. Things like cushions with a twist can really make a difference in your home.