Do you feel as if your home is just another basic house like the rest? If so, no fear! You don’t have to buy a new house or live with a generic interior design forever.
There are plenty of simple and affordable ways to make your home feel more unique. If you’re on a tight budget, this list of quick fixes will help you refresh your home at a minimal cost.
Change Your Light Fixtures
Nothing makes a room feel more different than a different type of light. Whether you’re trying to change the layout of a room, or want to change the mood in a space, swapping out light fixtures is an easy way to transform your home’s decor.
Indoor lighting can influence how you feel at home, so it’s important to make sure you’re using lights that make you content. Mood lighting is a great way to set the tone for relaxation or romance. For instance, darker lighting would be perfect in a bedroom meant for relaxation, while bright light would be great in a living room for entertaining.
There are many different kinds of light fixtures you can choose from, whether you’re looking for traditional, modern, rustic, or something more eclectic.
You can also choose the number of bulbs (or lack thereof) in the fixture if you want to make a statement with the type of lighting you have in your home and make it even more unique. For instance, chandeliers make your space feel more elegant, while a rustic fixture will give it a ‘homey’ feel.
Add a Splash of Color
Another great way to make your home feel more unique is to add a splash of color. It doesn’t have to be a large or dramatic change either; even a small change can make a big impact. For example, if you have a lot of neutral shades in the room, consider bringing in a pop of color with your bedding, throw pillows, or other small pieces of decor.
A small change like this can make the room feel much more exciting, and you can easily replace these items if you get bored with the look down the road.
If you want to make a more drastic change to the color scheme of your home, you can paint your rooms with bolder colors. With a little searching, you can find just the right color to make your home feel more unique. Nothing screams ‘happy’ more than a bright yellow living room.
One potential problem with painting with bold colors is that the color may go out of style more quickly. However, it’s nothing more than primer and paint can’t fix when the time comes for a change.
Decorate with Artwork or Collectibles
One of the easiest ways to add a decorative touch to your home is by framing a favorite piece of new impressionism art. You can find inexpensive artwork at thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and on sites like Etsy or eBay.
This is a great way to find unique pieces that will make your home feel more like you, and you can easily switch things up as you get bored with certain pieces.
You can even make the artwork yourself as a creative project and hang it in your living room. This way you can be sure it is completely unique to your house. Another way to decorate with smaller decorative items is to collect items that make you happy.
If you love baseball, collect sports memorabilia like baseball cards, bobbleheads, sports memorabilia, or even baseball-themed T-shirts. If you love reading, collect book-themed coffee mugs, bookends, or other decorative pieces that celebrate your favorite hobby.
Go Big on Windows and Doors
Windows are one of the most overlooked elements of interior design, and yet it can make the biggest impact. Swapping out ordinary-looking windows for more decorative windows can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home. If you’re doing a renovation, installing new windows is a great way to make your home stand out.
You can also visit a local home improvement store to see what options are available for purchase. Many home improvement stores offer installation services, so you can shop for the windows you want and have them installed all in one day.
The same goes for doors, especially if you live in an area where architectural styles vary widely. If the doors on your house are pretty basic, you can visit a home improvement store to find more decorative doors.
Another option for updating doors is to just paint them yourself! A common color theme that enhances the appeal of a home is black doors. If you’re wanting to be unique, you can swap the black paint for a dark or light gray that would match any other colors in the home.
Install Unique Flooring
Your choice of flooring is a great way to make your home unique and refreshing. There is a multitude of patterns to choose from when selecting flooring compared to years ago. If you like the look of hardwood flooring, but don’t want the ongoing maintenance, you can choose a low-maintenance engineered hardwood floor.
Many types of vinyl flooring look and feel like tile but are much easier to care for. If you have a large budget, you might want to consider installing a unique type of floorings like cork, bamboo, or slate.
Home decorating doesn’t need to be expensive or time-consuming. These simple tips will help you add a little bit of yourself to your home, making it a little more unique, comfortable, and inviting.
From swapping out your light fixtures to going big when it comes to windows and doors, there are many ways to make your home feel more unique without spending a ton of money. All who enter your home will be impressed with the style and make you feel like you belong in your home.