Fall in Love with your Home
When you live in a home for a few years it can easily become a bit boring, so we compiled a selection of easy decor tricks to help you fall in love with your home again.
1. Add some love to a bookshelf
If a house is unloved it starts to show and while you may not notice it, everyone else will. Unleash your creative spirit and add some love to a bookcase, bookshelf or wall shelf. Sure, you can still put a few favourite books on display, but your home will appreciate it more if you add some style and personality, and it will definitely make a house feel more like a home.
Look at items you already have and how you can use these to add life to a boring bookcase or go shopping for something new to put out on display. Look for items that will complement colours already used in the room or that will add an unexpected pop of colour or eye-catching pattern.
2. Style a lifeless coffee table
And you thought a coffee table was just a place to put down your......uhm, cup of coffee! A coffee table is much more than that. It's another opportunity to add colour, texture and pattern to a room or to show off your flair for decorating and put your heart on display.
Most coffee tables sit directly in front of your sofa or sectional and can be seen from different sight lines in a room. This is the ideal opportunity to style a coffee table and start the heart of this living space pumping with interest. Who would want to look at a cup of coffee! This area is best reserved for something you love, for adding a splash of colour, or for putting one of your favourite pieces on display. And remember to change this around every so often so there is always something new to look at.
3. Give CPR to a fading sofa
With the kids bouncing up and down and pets shedding their hair, it won't be long before your sofa starts to feel like you after a hard day at work. Wouldn't it be nice if you could flop into something soft rather than have a hard landing? It doesn't take much effort to give some CPR and revive it to a healthy condition that will make you love it all over again.
Even if you don't have any money to spend on reupholstering an old sofa and buying a new sofa is out of the question, there are still plenty of ways to revive a sofa that is almost on its last legs. Don't stand back and let your sofa die a slow death, grab your tools or sewing kit and get to work and bring a sofa back to life and show some love.
4. Wall-to-wall resuscitation
The rugs you have had on the floor for over 10 years have probably given up the ghost and left the house. Did you even notice how faded they are or how badly stained they have become over the years? Over time it is so easy to overlook the obvious, especially when it's been there for so long!
Adding new rugs to living spaces will breathe life into stale rooms and you will instantly see a difference. And don't just select the first rug you see. Be a little bold and select a rug that does something for a room, that brings in colour or pattern, on in a texture that complements your style of decor.
5. Romancing the wall
Yeah, we know that paint is one of the most affordable ways to update a home. But it's so much more than that. Not only does a coat of paint instantly refresh a home, but it can also be used to set the mood and create atmosphere. Walls that are boring won't set the heart racing and will quickly blend into the background, whereas a bold pop of colour of a feature wall will set your heart pumping.
Painting a feature wall in a bold colour is an easy way for those scared of colour to take a step in this direction. After all, it's only one wall and you can always paint over it if you absolutely hate it.
5. Breaking up is hard to do
You do love your home - you've just become so comfortable with it that you no longer give it the same care and attention. If this is your home, its time to fall in love all over again. Get the blood flowing and the heart pumping with a few new accessories that will brighten and freshen up your home and revive the romance. Breaking up is hard to do, so rather invest in rekindling the love.