Our style and tastes can change over time, so there is nothing wrong with looking into quick interior updates. Below I have put together suggestions for your home, to give it a fresh look. Your home is probably the most expensive single item you will ever purchase, so take a bit of time to consider a few basic questions when considering interior updates. These questions include but are not limited to:
- What do I/don’t I like about the current theme(s)?
- Can furniture or other items easily be moved around to make a quick change?
- What vibe or feel would you like to get when first walking into a particular room?
- What are your preferences? e.g. bright and spacious, rose gold all the things, cosy, minimal, full of possessions, etc.
Change of colour theme
A fresh coat of paint can be an affordable option which can really make a difference to a room. If you want a complete change, pick a statement colour. Shades such as pastel green or blue usually reflect light really well, if you want a bright or spacious feel. Be sure to pick a paint type which can handle moisture if you’re re-doing the bathroom, as this can easily be wiped down or cleaned, and it will hold up well against steam.
Choosing the right flooring can be daunting, but be sure to think about if your flooring preference will work well with your furniture, etc. A great flooring option could be Parquet Flooring as it evokes a traditional feeling and it’s charming, yet sophisticated. Laminate flooring or seamless flooring can be ideal for offices as it’s easy to keep clean and can look great alongside certain colour palettes.
It’s time to get organised. Another example of simple but quick interior updates are storage options. When we first moved into our apartment, we had plenty of furniture but not much storage space. I wanted something to match the rest of my furniture which was affordable, so I actually bought this Display Storage Wood Shelves Unit from Amazon. There are a variety of options with regards to how many tiers and the colour of the wood you want. The unit arrived flat packed and it was also easy to assemble, accompanied by some instructions.
Although this option may seem simple, flowers or plants can be a great addition and can easily brighten up your home. Whether they are real or fake, it doesn’t matter – this can be down to personal preference. I prefer fake flowers mostly in my home, but every so often I will treat myself to a beautiful flower bouquet to brighten up the room.
The development of smart tech in recent years has produced some amazing innovations. Especially if you live alone, or work opposite shifts to your partner/housemate(s), hearing a bump in the night can cause worry and anxiety. There are a variety of great examples of smart tech which makes your home safer. For example, Ring allows you to answer the door, even when you’re not at home. You are alerted via your phone when someone rings your doorbell. Due to the video camera and mic, you can speak to and see the person, as if you were in your house but couldn’t get to the door.
What do you think to these quick interior updates and ideas? This just shows that you can make changes and alter your interior theme, but it doesn’t have to be very complicated. Small changes can make a huge difference. Do you have any ideas which I haven’t included? Please comment below, as I would love to hear them.