words Alexa Wang
One of the most common things that we all experience in our homes is the sense that it isn’t quite as exciting as it used to be. After all, the old saying “familiarity breeds contempt” applies in all kinds of areas in our lives and your home is no exception.
This can be pretty discouraging for a lot of people but the truth is that there is always something that you can do about it. Of course, knowing what that is can be a challenge in itself. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do when it’s time to update your home’s style.
Start with style in mind
One of the biggest mistakes that a lot of people make is that they treat the style of their home as an afterthought. They get all of the “essential” stuff sorted first and then move on to making their home look and feel great. However, if you really want to make the most of your home, you should be thinking about its style right from the start. Things like choosing engineered wood flooring to bring some added class to your home rather than just going with the obvious choices like carpeting or laminate flooring means that you’ve got a great foundation for your style. Creating your home with a strong idea of the tone and style that you want to create means that the process of actually making that happen will be a whole lot smoother than trying to slap a new style on top of your home as it already exists.
A lot of the time people don’t realise that one of the major issues with their home is that they simply have too much stuff. If your home is cluttered and overly busy then it can be a whole lot harder to let your sense of style shine through. Because of that, it’s often a great idea to embrace a more minimalist style sensibility. Minimalism is something that can not only help to make your home feel more stylish but it can actually make your home a whole lot easier to manage. Less clutter means less to clean and you can often end up enjoying your home far more as a result.
Be open to change
Just because you enjoy your home in one way right now doesn’t mean that you’re always going to feel that way. One of the best things that you can do if you want to make sure that your home’s style always feels fresh is to embrace the fact that you may want to change things up from time to time.
A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that, when they start to feel less excited by their home, they decide to just up sticks and start again. And sure, there are some instances where this can be a positive decision. However, the truth is that it’s actually a lot more hard work to move home than to improve the one you have and a lot of the time you could well just end up in the same position in your new place.