Four DIY property makeovers to liven up your home

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Whether you’re looking to rent out or sell your property, or you’ve been planning to liven your home while you’re in lockdown, you don’t have to spend thousands on hiring professionals. Freshening up your home space has the ability to make your home feel differently, make it easier to interact with others, and improve the way you use your home. Here are four easy, DIY property makeovers to make your home more liveable and appealing. 

Do some gardening

When it comes to making our homes look more appealing, often we neglect our gardens. But doing some gardening can help add appeal to your home. Something as simple as placing a fresh layer of mulch on your garden beds can give your garden a more inviting look. If weeds are overrunning the garden, be sure to remove those before you mulch or plant anything new. Do some research before you pick the plants to add to your garden too. Native plants will require less maintenance and are more likely to survive in your garden year round. But check your local area to see what’s growing and what’s not.

Mix up your space

Adding accessories such as cushions, lamps, art and photographs to your home gives it personality. But often we become familiar and complacent in the spaces we live in. Moving these accessories around or mixing them up can help to liven the space completely. By moving them around and reorganising your accessories, you can transform a room. You may also decide it’s time to find new and on trend accessories to liven up the space a little more. 

Redesign your lighting

We rely on lighting to help us see in the dark, but the light you use can help to create a more welcoming and comfortable space. Lighting has the power to completely transform a room. Consider changing up the bulbs in your table and floor lamps with varying styles or wattages. This will help you create an ambient space. Cold white lights are more harsh than bulbs that illuminate a warm light, so make sure you consider your space when choosing your bulbs. Swapping out your current light styles with updated designs can also do wonders. 

Get painting

Painting your home is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to transform your home. Whether you repaint your walls in the same colour or pick a new colour palette, painting will remove any signs of everyday living, wear and tear, and help liven up your home. Often you can paint a whole room over the course of a weekend, making it one of the quickest DIYs too. 

It doesn’t have to cost excess amount of money or take up hours or days of your time to liven up your home through DIY property makeovers.