By November 14, 2016

Easy Mini-Makeover Projects to Update Your Home

Everybody has a different idea of a perfect home. Some people like vintage designs, while others prefer modern. All in all, if you want to redesign your home, you will find everything you need to know here.

But first, let’s talk about preparations now, shall we? You see, you have to know what you really want and need. Decorating is a very exhausting and creative process, which can also cost you a lot of money. Define your budget and think about how much time you can spend on this. If you’re short on time, take small steps and start with one room instead of redecorating your entire house at once. Next, take pictures and measurements of your space and always bring a tape measure with you when you go furniture shopping. If you don’t trust your taste, consider using free interior design services which are available in a lot of major stores.


One of the biggest steps of house makeover is changing the color scheme. You need to think about which colors you like the most, but on the other hand which are also going to look nice in that particular room. If the room is small, you want to make it look bigger (with some lighter colors to open it up) and if it’s too big, you want to make it look cozy (with some warm and darker colors). You can also paint only half of the wall to create that subtle but also stylish statement. Whatever you do, make sure that you don’t overdo it with color variety (3 or 4 different colors is totally enough – sometimes even too much), since you don’t want your house to look like a children’s playground. Also, another unmistakable method is the 50/150 rule. The trick is simple, mix a batch of paint 50 percent lighter than the base with 150 percent darker one.


This really depends on your budget. How much are you ready to spend? Do you want to spend anything at all? There are a few simple tricks that don’t take up much time or money; for example, you can paint your inexpensive pieces of furniture white. Yes, it sounds too simple, but you sure noticed that the color white gives that special classy feel to everything. Another fun, game-changing trick is moving your seating away from the walls, since it creates a lot more intimate atmosphere. If you want to make your walls seem taller, make sure that your furniture is low-slung. If you want to buy something new, then a good and innovative idea is to mix styles, for example, buy a totally traditional ‘20s style couch and put a super modern acrylic coffee table in front of it. This will totally change the room’s vibe. Whatever you do in the end, the most important thing is that you’re comfortable, so don’t spare money on comfort.

Decorative elements

The great thing with houses is that you can add basically anything you like, anywhere. Especially now when the interior designers became crazy about mixing and matching. For example, why wouldn’t you put a curtain instead of kitchen doors? Or why does your bedding have to match? Who’s going to stop you from putting a red pillow case, a navy blue cover and white sheets? Who told you that you can’t put an antique mirror in your all – white modern bathroom? What’s stopping you from covering your kitchen wall with plates, or your living room wall with dozens of pictures of different shapes and sizes? You just have to make sure that you don’t over exaggerate with accessories and create a cluttered space. A warm recommendation is that you check out a great range of homewares online because there you will find everything you need to make your house look like it came straight out of an interior design magazine.

Even if you book an interior designer to do all the designing for you, have in mind that your house needs to reflect you and present who YOU are. Put your meaningful items somewhere where everyone who enters your house will see them, even if they don’t fit the rest of the design, you can always find some way to make them fit.

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Jon Clark is an Internet Marketing Consultant, Entrepreneur and current editor of the Facebook Marketing Blog. Jon loves coffee, sports and NY. You can follow him on Twitter @jonleeclark or circle him on Google+.

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