It happens to everyone. Eventually your once fresh and modern home feels like it’s just outdated and needs a major refresh to match your life’s changes. It’s tempting to want to blast through the nearest home furnishing store or grab your laptop and buy everything in sight that suits your fancy with only a loose budget in mind. In reality, that’s one of the biggest mistakes homeowners can make. According to Fresh Home, home buyers are guilty of buying now and regretting later instead of shopping around with an aesthetic and budget in mind. Here’s how you can create a look you want that resonates with your life — and your budget — without compromising on your favorite style aesthetic.
Declutter and downsize
One of the first places to tackle in your home to create balance and serenity is your clutter. From loose papers to stray toys and even oversized furniture, decluttering and downsizing can help create instant balance in your home, The Spruce says.
Donate or throw out anything you can to make space in your home and organize the rest in eye-catching baskets and floating shelves to get your stuff off the floor. Next, take a look at your furniture. That oversized couch may have looked cozy in the store but is completely overwhelming your living room. Downsize to smaller armchairs and a loveseat, and create additional seating plus storage with an ottoman.
Add curves and slopes
Enhancing your room with curves can help pull a room together and create a comfortable, harmonious balance at the same time. Look for rounded chandeliers for your entryway, sloping arm chairs and round end tables to capture this balanced look. Remember, wall art, vases and fresh flowers can also create more curves to break up boxy, linear rooms.
Your kitchen can also benefit from more rounded curves. You may not be able to replace the countertops or appliances, but choosing cabinet doors with rounded glass inserts can infuse more circular lines in your space. For a finishing touch, add bar stools with rounded backs to pull up to your countertop to soften otherwise linear lines.
Create colorful serenity
The colors you use in your home makes a big impact on the overall atmosphere and your mood. You may not care too much what colors you use in your kitchen or den, but you could transform your overall relaxation in your bedroom by picking a new color. For example, cooler hues including gray, blue and purple could help reduce stress and anxiety, Houzz reports. Add an oversized storage ottoman at the end of your bed, luxurious linens on your mattress, wall sconces above nightstands and heavy curtains to your windows to create the feel of an elegant hotel room stay.
At the end of the day, your home should reflect your unique personality and style. Create the balance you need with furniture that properly fits the space, accessories that keep the eye moving and a color scheme that offers peace and tranquility.