Make It Over

3 Ways to Refresh Your Home Decor

Now and then, one gets bitten by the home décor bug. But finances may not permit us to indulge in a full makeover splurge – so what is one to do?

Here is where we come to the rescue with some tips to uplift the look and feel of your home, without spending too much!

1. Clean it up

Humans are natural hoarders. That is why homes that start out minimalist usually end up muddled and disorderly, with shelves groaning with travel keepsakes and closets bursting at the seams with Black Friday buys.

One sure-fire way to rejuvenate your home is to get rid of items that you no longer need, or want. You will be surprised at how this one simple step can give your home a fresh lease of life and space to breathe!

Decluttering your home can also ready it for a mini makeover. So donate old items, or recycle and upcycle. In clearing up, you might just come across unused decor items stashed in a cupboard somewhere. Maybe they just need a personal touch to make them work. Which brings us to…

If you have piles of clothes lying around outside your closet, your first challenge to refreshing your home decor is to make them vanish before they turn mountainous

2. Upcycle it

Upcycling is a fancy word for being crafty and reusing old items by transforming them creatively. It can be as simple as a stylish paint work, or combining items to form something original. Here is the great news – we have a growing library of craft guides! How about trying a fun DIY project this weekend?

With a bit of creativity, you can turn household items into unique decor items

3. Make a switch

Some of the easiest things to change – and with dramatic results, would be the linens, curtains and upholstery. Apart from the walls and floor finishings, these items provide the largest blocks of colour in your home. Using a shower curtain in your bathroom? Try changing it to something very different to brighten up your shower!

If you have art and photographs displayed around your home, rotate them around different rooms to achieve a different look and feel.

Beautiful cushion covers can be easily found online, and you will be spoilt for choice

Got any creative quick tips to rejuvenate your home? Let us know at our Facebook page or at mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg

By Nicholas Yau
April 04, 2017


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