We all want that perfect picturesque home that is the envy of our neighbours and peers alike. Interior design to wow the masses and style that will leave even the most cynical critics speechless. Staying on top of trends and home fashion can be a challenge but one well worth paying attention to. What’s in and what’s out will be second nature to you in no time and you will have the unrivalled house on your street. One way of going about this is looking into home improvement tips that will guide you in the right direction. From decorating to design, you will be caught up in all things home fashion and be the house that turns heads for all the right reasons. Have a look at our Top 5 home improvement tips for 2017 and get started creating your very own masterpiece.
Say Goodbye to the Clutter
Clutter is something that we all have to deal with but tidying it and keeping yourself organised could be a worthwhile chore. Clear out that messy under the stairs cupboard, organise your clothes and give what you don’t need to your local charity shop. Whatever clutter you have, get rid of it and free up valuable space in your home. Have a spring cleaning day or do it over the space of a week, one room at a time. Clearing out your clutter is a great way to start 2017 and will have you heading in the right direction.
Carry Out Necessary Repairs
Whether it’s that lightbulb you have been meaning to change or that creaky floorboard that you’ve been meaning to fix. Carrying out essential repairs is another way to keep your home in tip-top condition and will have you glad you took the time to do so. No repair is too big or too small and taking a few hours to fix anything that needs it is a great way to make sure your home looks the parts.
Invest in Some New Tableware
Most of us have had the same set of plates, bowls, mugs and cutlery that you brought with you when you moved into your home. The only time you really replace something is when it’s broken or damaged. It doesn’t have to be this way. Attractive, stylish tableware is extremely affordable and could reinvent a dated home. The choice is yours how you want to play it. Get a modern matching set or go for the mix and match approach. Go for it, after all, it’s your home, do whatever you think suits.
Fresh Lick of Paint
The difference that a fresh coat of paint can make is astonishing when it comes to revamping up your home. Take a weekend to gloss over all your whites and bring your home to life. Paint has a habit of fading over the years and can often go unnoticed but once you apply a new layer, you will see the difference. Paint your walls, ceiling and anything else you want to and rejuvenate your home.
Update Your Accessories
Keeping up with the times is essential in home improvement and accessories are a big part of this. Mabey it’s time to reconsider that African tribe ornament that you picked up on your tour of South Africa 15 years ago. Opt for minimalistic, modern pieces and you won’t go far wrong. Match them with the colour scheme of the room and you will find that little changes can go a long way. Play about with it and with your home, that’s half the fun of it.