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Are you renovating your home and looking for ways to revitalize your living space? Whatever your budget, there is a number of things that you can do to change the overall feel of your home without completely altering its interior. Here are a few suggestions for simple ways to upgrade your living space to instantly make it feel more extravagant:
1. Revamp old furniture
One of the best and most straightforward ways to revitalize your living area is to revamp your ageing furniture. As you know, furnishings can make or break a living room so it is very important to be aware of the state of your indoor furniture. While entirely replacing existing furniture can be costly, refurbishing your old furniture is a more budget-friendly option that can transform your home from shabby to chic.
2. Install hardwood flooring
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Another fantastic way to give your home a much needed boost is to remove that dull carpet that is lining your living area and replace it with luxurious maple or oak hardwood. The potential of wood flooring to revitalize a space is often underestimated — it opens up the smallest of spaces and has the ability infuse them with an elevated and luxurious ambiance. While all types of wood flooring boast their own class and beauty, some of the best choices for any type of space are oak and maple. The former has a harder feel and a more uniform appearance, while maple wood flooring can brighten up any space — and is a cost-effective alternative to boot. To see how DIY friendly it is to install engineered hardwood flooring check out this tutorial article here: http://www.gohaus.com/the-beat/how-tos/how-to-install-engineered-hardwood-flooring/
3. Introducing more plants and greenery
If you are looking for an easy and budget-friendly option for changing the energy within your home, one of the best ways to do so is by introducing plants into your living area. Indoor plants don’t just change the appearance of your living room but also drastically improve the air quality in your home making you feel more energized and awake. Some great classic options are the lady palm, English ivy and the dwarf date palm, while bamboo and lotus plants can make your home feel more original and exotic. When positioning your plants in your home, make sure to avoid shoving them into corners — keep in mind that effective placement includes hanging your plants and placing them near windows and other sources of light.
4. Changing the light fixtures
The type of natural light and indoor light fixtures we have in our living space will significantly determine its overall feel and ambiance. While there isn’t a lot — except a change of curtains — that can be done about the natural light that enters your space, much can be done to revamp the indoor light that sets the mood in your home. The most straightforward option is to give your light fixtures a makeover by replacing or refurbishing them. This can be done in any number of ways and at a variety of budgets — from completely changing your fixtures to implementing a cost-effective DIY upgrade to your existing ones. In any case new light sources, such as floor lamps, can give your space an interesting new touch.