Quick Tips to Refresh Your Home After the Pandemic (or Anytime)


When you are forced to remain at home, it is easy to stop noticing what your surroundings look like. Staring at the same walls every day without reprieve can cause everything to look dull and dreary. Now that you are beginning to emerge from the pandemic, consider refreshing your space. Fortunately, you don't have to break your budget to revive your home.


Put Up Wallpaper

Wallpaper has a lot of benefits. It is elegant, attractive, and durable. It is great for covering up all of those little imperfections and is perfect for those who hate to paint. When you think of wallpaper, you might be imagining hours of gluing down messy strips. Luckily, now you have a choice between traditional wallpaper and the new peel-and-stick options.


Rather than requiring glue, peel-and-stick wallpaper has a convenient sticky backing for simple, quick installation. If you get tired of this type of wallpaper, you can remove it with ease. If you make a mistake putting it up, you can reposition it. Whichever form of wallpaper you go with, you can have it printed on demand. This lets you select a customized design to fit any space, not to mention your chosen design never goes out of stock.


Change Your Lighting

You don't have to go out and buy all new lamps. Simply changing the bulbs can do wonders for your lighting situation. The right choices can make a new home warm and inviting, bringing out colors and making a space look bigger. This impact is particularly important for rooms that you spend a lot of time in. The right lighting can also help improve your mood or make you sleepy when it's time to turn in.


You can also rearrange your lighting fixtures to change the look and feel of a room. Light on the room's outer edge makes a room feel bigger, while lamps placed lower than eye level can make the atmosphere more informal and comfortable.


Consider Smell

Scientific research shows that adding a scent to your home can trigger memory and change your mood. Smell has a very close association with memories. You can use scent diffusers to call up happy memories when you enter your room. Choose different fragrances depending on what feeling you want to invoke.


Add Accents

You don't have to get entirely new furniture to change a room. A throw, blanket, or new decorative pillows can change the look and feel of a space and the furnishings in it. You can switch up the color scheme or just add splashes of color to help refresh an older piece of furniture.


Rearrange the Decor

Your furniture can be moved. After you've had a piece in place for a few years, you might not even consider moving it. Shake things up by rearranging your living space. Even if it is just for a little while and you intend to change it back, moving key pieces around can give your home a whole new feel. Don't forget that you don't have to keep everything in the same room. Try migrating your furniture to other places in the house as well.


Refreshing your home after you've been stuck at home for a while is a great way to breathe new life into your living area. You can shake things up without breaking the bank with a few key changes like these. And if it’s a fresh start you’re looking for, see how North Texas Real Estate can help. (469) 759-3899



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