Do you ever look around your house and cringe at the idea of inviting guests over? Maybe you need a few things to give your home that special oomph, both for visitors and for your own happiness. Here are some easy tips for making your abode the best it can be without spending a bundle.
Eyes to the Wall
Posters, portraits, paintings, mirrors, fun clocks… just about anything you can put on a wall is bound to give your abode a little extra character. Mirrors in particular, are great for reflecting light, giving your home some extra, uplifting illumination.
Lights, Camera… Well, Just Lights
There’s no need to break the bank with pricey chandeliers: you can buy perfectly affordable, visually appealing ceiling lights from online distributors and furniture stores alike. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try out really eye-catching designs, like bamboo lattice and spider pendant lamps, and also consider some floor lamps, which can really light up a room. You can even go a step further and try out some uniquely shaped light bulbs (ever seen one of those brain-shaped ones? Talk about thought provoking!).
Heavy [Handcrafted] Metal
Items made from handcrafted metal can be a beautiful addition to the household, whether it’s a table ornament or a stainless steel screen for your fireplace. They can even be used for gate entrances, warmly welcoming your guests before they’ve even made it to your front door.
Spruce up Your Furniture
Add some life to your tables with a colorful tablecloth (make sure it’s easy to wash!) and make those sofas and chairs look even more appealing with some creatively designed pillows. Even a stylish lampshade (which you can buy or even make yourself) can really bring out a room’s “je ne sais quoi.”
If just thinking about some of these things around your house makes you smile, then get to it! You’ll feel good on the inside and even better when your friends complement your eye for décor.