Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make a big difference. A new lipstick, a different parking spot, a new coffee order in the morning; small changes can have a big impact on your surroundings. This applies for your home, too. Here are a few small changes that can make a big difference in your home.
Know Your Lighting
Silvia Roldan from Silvia Roldan Interiors offers her advice for making a change. “Having the right lighting in your home can make all the difference between walking into a room that is too dark vs a room that is too light. With so many types of lighting available: accent, task, feature or mood; selecting the right light for the right space can make a big difference. For example, consider a floor lamp for a nook or corner in a room that needs an eye catching element or a pair of wall lights to frame your artwork so it becomes a focal point in a room. The beauty of lighting in interiors is endless and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune to get it right.” Find out more about Silvia Roldan Interiors by following her on Facebook and Instagram.
Breathe Life Into Your Space
Southbound Living offers their advice. “A couple of things to make a big difference to a home - adding framed art (whether it be a paintings, or a print ), changing the soft furnishings on the bed or couch (now is the perfect time with the change of season to change to lighter and brighter tones like light pinks, creams or neutrals) and a fresh coat of paint will all breathe life back into a space.” Find out more about Southbound Living by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Don’t Forget Outside
A lot of people forget that keeping your garden looking tidy can make a huge difference to your home. Things, like planting flowers, veggies and keeping your garden looking lush, can make a big impact on your space. If you don’t have the luxury of having real grass, you can try laying artificial grass, giving your home the impression of lush grass, without the hassle or the upkeep.
If It’s Broke, Fix It
Glynis Larkin from Select IP Australia offers their advice for small changes in your home. “Such a small change can make a big difference in your home, especially when it comes to having to make a decision whether or not to throw away a much loved piece of furniture, all because the drawers begin to sag, or won’t shut. Within minutes you can apply the FIX-A-DRAWER making them useable again. You just fix it to the base of the drawer providing additional support, and stopping the base bending & collapsing and even allowing it to hold a heavier weight, and the only tool you will need is a screwdriver.” Find out more about Select IP Australia by following them on Facebook.
Add Greenery To Your Bathroom
Heidi Albertiri from The Lifestyle Edit shares her advice for updating your bathroom. “It's one of the most expensive rooms to renovate in your home, so you'll be relieved to create a huge difference to your bathroom with this easy and affordable small change. Bring life to your bathroom by adding plants and flowers to transform the space from sterile to fresh and vibrant. Place the plant on the vanity, next to the bathtub or even hang an orchid from the ceiling, to give your bathroom the refreshing update it's been craving.” FInd out more about the Lifestyle Edit by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
WiFi; So Small, Yet So Big
Kenny McGilvary from Whistle Out offers his advice.“Although this may appear a left field suggestion, a small change that makes a big difference is having a decent home WiFi service, because it allows people to do so much more with their homes. Things like wireless music, flexible lighting and heating controls all help people manage the mood and ambience of their homes. It also allows people to bring family and friends into their homes, (virtually) while allowing them to go online for design inspiration! The ways internet connected devices and services will let people enhance their homes will only keep growing, so getting a good internet service is a good idea.” Find out more about Whistle Out by following them on Facebook.
Leann Middlemass, a cognitive behavioural therapist, shares her advice for making a big change in your home. “Remove all the clutter in the house and instil a policy ‘Don't put it down put it away.’ Clutter attracts negative energy as it doesn't move. Get rid of the clutter and the dust also goes with it. Open and spacey give a new and different feel.” Find out more about Leann by following her on LinkedIn.
Update One Piece Of Furniture
If you need to add fresh life into your home, without spending a fortune, why not update one piece of furniture at a time? You can make your kitchen look brand new by adding a new bar table and stools. You can then update your bedroom by replacing the duvet cover or adding a feature chair. It’s all about the little things, people.
It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference in your home. Adding some pretty art to your walls, laying down some artificial turf or updating your WiFi can turn your house into a home.