Transforming your house into a home
Moving into a new house or apartment can be an exciting experience, especially if you’re a new homeowner. But a new house can feel strange and unfamiliar and difficult to settle into. Because, let’s face it, a house is just a structure…some walls and a roof. It’s your own personal touch that really makes your house a home. Whether it’s through the décor or design or even furnishings, you can add your own personal taste and style to make your house comfortable for you and your family.
Your style can be incorporated into almost any aspect of a house, from the floors to the walls or even fixtures and fittings.
One of the most obvious ways to let your personality shine through is in your choice of colour. Just like changing your hair colour can enhance your features, a fresh coat of paint in a new colour can revitalize a dull room.
Some people prefer bright, funky colours and patterns to match their outgoing personalities while others may be more reserved and prefer something milder. The best part about painting your house is it is simple to do and does not require expensive materials or renovations to bring about the effect you want to achieve.
Paint sets the tone and mood in a room but is not limited to walls alone. A fresh coat of paint on furniture like bookcases, wardrobes or kitchen cabinets can help these pieces stand out in a room.
When it comes to lighting, the possibilities are endless. If your house or apartment comes with standard lighting fixtures and bulbs, don’t be afraid to swap them out for something that is more your taste. You can replace a standard bulb with an inexpensive decorative chandelier that can literally brighten up a room. This is something you can do on your own but be sure to consult a professional if any electrical work or rewiring must be done. Apart from enhancing the look, changing lighting fixtures can also affect how light flows through your room. A high overhead bulb can wash a room in light, while a lower or hanging light fixture can create a mild, cozy effect.