Sometimes, small changes to the home can make a real difference to the look and feel of the environment.
One of the easiest and least costly things to do, is to de-clutter your home. Remove all items that haven’t been used in the last 12 months, all rubbish and all broken or unusable objects. Excessive clutter creates negative energy as well as making rooms look small and unattractive.
Address any storage requirements at the entrance to your home with neat and appropriate solutions for bags and shoes. Placing an attractive flower arrangement or plant at the entrance will create a pleasant introduction to your home for visitors and residents alike. In addition, an attractive and appealing picture or piece of art work opposite your main entrance will promote good feng-shui – encouraging positive energy and opportunities into your life.
Painting is always a guaranteed quick fix – whether it be walls, ceilings or even existing pieces of furniture! Choose the colours that you use in your home with care – most experts advise the use of neutral colours as a base, with accents to provide interest. Choose peaceful and relaxing colour schemes for your bedrooms.
The way in which furniture and other objects are arranged within the space of each room can m ake such a difference. Place large items of furniture against solid walls, and don’t overcrowd your space with furniture that is too big. It is important for people to be able to move comfortably around in the spaces within your home. Fresh flowers always make a room look more appealing, and indoor plants can also be used to good effect in living areas.
Experiment with lighting – simply changing a bulb type can transform a space.
Don’t be afraid to ring the changes with cushions and throws, lampshades and other decorative items to bring a fresh new look to a room.
If you can spend some money, look at one or more of the following to bring new life to an existing space:
- A piece of art that appeals to you
- A well designed sofa or couch
- A fantastic mirror
- A lovely bookcase, or shelving
- New lamps