6 Ways to add Flare to Your Home

September 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm

When was the last time you had a home makeover? Perhaps it has been a while because you are too busy, or you have a limited budget and other expenses to prioritize at the moment. You are probably hesitating to start a home redesign or redecoration project because of the costs, especially if your furniture items need updating, or if there are renovations that need to be done. Also, there will be costs related to hiring a professional interior designer or construction team.

But a home update does not need to cost you an arm and a leg. If you do not have the resources for a full-blown home redesign at this time, do not be discouraged or think that you will just have to do with the bland, boring state your home interior might be in at the moment. Using your creativity and resourcefulness, there are some simple, easy-to-do and cost-effective updates you can look into applying to your home.

Dining room walls painted Red for a pop!Repaint

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your home interior. Paint is also realtively affordable and readily accessible. What items or parts of your home could use a fresh paint job? You can freshen up the interior by repainting the walls with a bright pastel color. Or perhaps your wooden counters or furniture items can be repainted a different hue. You don’t even have to hire professional labor for this, as paint jobs can be easily accomplished by you and your family.


Organization of stairs, closets and entry ways in your home.Reorganize

Think of some simple ways you can reorganize areas in your home to free up space or for greater efficiency. There may be unnecessary furniture you can move from your living room to your outdoor patio where they will have actual use. Or you can position couches so they foster better conversations rather than using the TV as the focal point  You will be surprised at how a reorganization can bring about other changes.


Quirky Lamp Shade IdeasExperiment

If most of your current décor leans towards modern or minimalist, add in some quirky or seemingly unrelated décor for variety. Hit up local antique stores and look for inexpensive but flashy décor and items such as retro lampshades, picture frams, or sculpture. These out-of-place items, when displayed correctly, can instantly change the focal point of a room, adding variety to the space.

Re-use Clear bottles

For your bathroom, consider buying inexpensive but elegant-looking bottles and dispensers for your bathroom and personal products such as hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and others. When you transfer these products to the clear bottles, you will immediately see how the bathroom looks less cluttered and busy. Also, when you have guests over, they will not have to see the labels and products you use (some of us are bothered by this).\

Light Up for Less

Consider switching to LED light fixtures if you haven’t done so yet. LED lights are brighter and also more energy efficient. You can also look at affordable but decorative light fixtures and lamps for your indoor space. They can add character and personality while also contributing light to the rooms.

Brand new window treatments installed in the living room.Window treatments 

New curtains, shades, drapes, and other window treatments are relatively affordable, easy to install, and dramatically change the indoor space. You can select window dressings that either add more light and air to the room, or more privacy and less light if that is what you prefer. Aside from the usual colors, experiment with less common shades and hues and see how they blend with the character of the room.

There are many television programs you can also check out to get valuable and cost-effective design insights. For Charter subscribers, you can contact Charter and ask for assistance on what channels cater specifically to home and lifestyle programming. You can also directly access the lifestyle networks from your Charter menu (ask charter cable customer service here, if you are not sure how to operate this). If you are still experiencing issues with your service, make sure you have reported the issue with charter cableso they can address the problem.