A home is more than just a sheltered abode we live in, it’s our domain, our space. We love to furnish it according to our taste and likes. There are days when we want to clean, redecorate our home, renovate the entire interior of our house or a smaller section which is our claimed, designated territory. There are days when all of us seek to declutter or decorate the little spaces, empty walls, buy a new furniture set or a couch. Then there are times we surf online for DIY ideas for inspiration. Often such home improvement ideas mean spending a good amount of money to improve the ambiance and furnish the apartment or home. If you’re wondering about a few good ideas to begin with or looking for inexpensive ways to upgrade, uplift, improve your home. Here are 15 home improvement ideas to start with :
Here Are 15 Home Improvement Ideas To Start With :
A good quote can light up your day. If you are seeking something new to ornate your house with, try putting up a meaningful quotation or a jovial one like, “When there is love in the home, there is joy in the heart,” or frame a line from your favorite movie or a favorite character’s dialogue. There’s ample amount of it you can find. Just a line or two to cheer you up or feel grateful for all you’ve got, to remind you of all the blessings you’ve received. In black ink or any color of your choice in cursive fonts or like those written in books, or buying font frames from the market. A good thought to begin your everyday with.
2. Wall Decor Or Wall Art:
You may not be a Picasso or Michael Angelo but wall art ain’t a difficult artistry. You can always visit your near by Dollar store to purchase a wall art, frame or decor. There a lot of creative ideas one can indulge in too. It’s all about adding a little bit of texture and character to the wall. Make it stand out or play subtle. Let the walls speak out to you. Let the walls tell you a story or you could add one to it.
3. Color Code:
If you are thinking of redoing a room or entire household try setting a color code first. Use complementary colors or contrasting shades to select new furniture, furnishings, decor, accessories and wall color, or apply fresh coats of paint to the walls, furniture and furnishings. Matching furniture design, pattern and texture, especially adorned with matching, complementary or contrasting colors and style. Even old rustic, repainted, polished furniture can add characteristic depth to your room or house.
4. A Library:
If you are an avid reader or collector of magnificent, well written, infamously famous literature; it’s time you have a library of your own. Make some time and invest it in setting up a well arranged, sorted and neatly stack shelves of books. Floor to ceiling shelf compartments look sophisticated and neat, it shows the importance of books in the lives of the occupants in the house. Not only books, a lot of ornate, useful articles could also be neatly arranged and put on display here.
5. Neat Storage Idea:
A neat, organized storage idea is a must in any household. This idea is not only perfect for your clothes, shoes and accessories but also for your garage. Neatly stack and arrange all tools, items, objects, gadgets in neatly arranged order so you do not find something missing when you need it.
You could also use a closet to neatly arrange and stack all your spices, food packets, bottles, jars etc in one place. This is a good idea for all those who find most items strewn around their house, laid here and there. Toys, stationary, laundry, shoes, cleaning tools etc. One should make a closet or floor to ceiling neat build shelves to arrange and keep all things in order to know where to find the things that you need.
If you’ve got a wide or broad spaced balcony try give it this cool avatar of a patio. An open space within the walls of your house. A nice spot to relax with your friends or by yourself, enjoying the freshness of the breeze outside and having a quite peaceful time.A fine outdoor installation idea to invest in. Let the lighting be subtle, not too much of decor, comfy and minimal should create a perfect ambiance. You could build an open patio at your backyard or lawn if you have the permit to build.
7. Plant More And More Green:
The greener the environment, the healthier the air and water in the surrounding will be. If you do not have an actual garden, you could make these cute little diy herb pots recycling plastic bottles in your house, or a tiny pot gardens or hanging pots around the windows, living room in your house. Starting a kitchen garden at your backyard is a good time investing activity, start small with one veggie or flower and keep adding as you keep progressing. Recycle mason jars to plant succulents or herbs as decor items and indoor plants. Use old crockery, rather recycle them as antique herb pots to adorn your kitchen compartments. Recycled plastic bottles to create these adorable looking hanging flower pots.
8. Fairy Lights And Energy Efficient Lighting:
A little light can brighten up the dullest of rooms. Fairy lights, or the tiny, bright and sparkly, colorful lights can be used to hng, decorate, suspend and enlighten any corner of the house. Wind it all in a wine bottle or strung it around the mantel piece, or strung it round your bedchamber for a dreamy touch to the ambiance.
Apart from these if you wanna invest in some good lighting work in the house, well you may have to spend quite a sum but it would be worth in the long run. Invest in energy efficient lights, purchase electrical products that are energy efficient, causes less stress on your provided voltage, and they may be a bit expensive than the usual stock but in the long run these would last long, perform longer and exert less pressure on those dreaded electricity bills.
Cleanliness is close to Godliness. Apart from a clean and well kept bathroom an upgraded, improved, stylized bathroom uplifts the mood and is impressive. A few dollars spend on the perfect tiles, shelf, faucet, etc is all the more worthwhile. After all a bathroom is not just a room to wash and clean after a long tiring day, its the first place you seek to relax under a warm shower or soaking yourself in a nice comfy bath tub.
10. Upcycle Your Furniture:
You want to furnish at a budget and yet want it all to look fab, chic and pricey. Well, you could always look for some do it yourself ideas online and upcycle some of your old furnitures anew. For example an old coffee table converted to an ottoman by purchasing fabric for cover, cushion to add and paint for a fresh coat. Or, you could paint and decoupage old furniture to give a fresh new look to old furniture. Or you could recycle old furniture in parts and create a rustic looking shelf using an old bed post. You could create cabinet drawers using old window panes, coffee table using old window frames, chairs for the patio using old bed frames, etc.
Sometimes, we need to be a little creative in utilizing objects lying around us. Sometimes a good amount of dollars spent on furnishing our homes can make us feel satisfied and happy for a long time. It is fun to try new ideas and indulge in self satisfactory activities such as setting up little-little areas around the house. Have fun indulging in some home improvement activity!