Redecorate Your Home: Tips and Tricks

We are on an eternal quest of making our home look prettier and more comfortable, not only for us, but for our family and friends as well. Over time, people can quickly become bored of how a particular room looks, and after many years, you may suddenly feel like you need to change something, as you cannot look at it any more. This is only natural, but of course, this ability is limited by your financial power, but if you can afford it, then why not? But naturally, you do not want to go broke by this desire, so there are a couple of ways of achieving this without burning a hole in your pocket. New furniture can be quite expensive, and the fees of a professional decorator can be ridiculously high, but all of this does not mean that you cannot change the look of your room. You can improve your home and its practical aspects, not to mention the comfort, with just a few simple tips and tricks.

Rearranging Is Your Friend

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Ever since I moved into my first apartment, I constantly wanted to change something, but neither money nor time allowed me to do so. But I still felt like the old things were suffocating me, and that I was being stuck in a rut, and I needed something to create a nice diversion. The solution was simple, every 6 months or so I would move things around the house, and this way, not only did I have to do a thorough cleaning of my home, but I also had a chance to totally create new arrangements that suited my needs better. It is quite simple really, and all you need is a bit of free time and a will to do so. This way, you can create more space in certain rooms, or create room for some additional items that can further improve how a room feels. Another important thing to remember is that you cannot go wrong with this, and you should certainly try it before you decide to buy a new piece of furniture, as repositioning the old one can sometimes be good enough.

Light Is Important

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First of all, we all know how much light can influence our mood, and how important it can be, especially in places where we spend a lot of our time, either working or laying around. Light can easily bring you energy during the day, while the lack of it is essential for undisturbed sleep. The expensive solution would be to have bigger windows installed, but since that is clearly not an option, a much cheaper option is to buy nice drapes, or curtains, so that outsiders cannot see them in your home, yet that it allows plenty of light. Lamps can also improve the way you feel, especially during the night, not to mention how perfectly they can create any kind of atmosphere. Remember to have energy-saving light bulbs installed, as they will provide much more light for you to enjoy.

Keep Your Home Clean

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Many people hate cleaning, and I know that I detest it. But on the other hand, there is nothing better than looking at your home and seeing it sparkly clean. In order to achieve this, you will need a lot of patience and a part of your free time. You can have all the carpets professionally washed, as your vacuum cleaner can never clean it deep enough. Remember to wash all the drapes, as this is the best way of bringing some scent into your home. If you have wooden floors, you can have them polished to give them a glossy new finish. When it comes to other kinds of cleaning, remember that mold can appear in even the cleanest home, but if it is left unchecked, it can cause respiratory problems or even allergies or asthma attacks, and because of this, it is essential to keep moisture from collecting in your home, as that is the only way of preventing mold from appearing. Another good piece advice is to throw away all the junk that keeps accumulating in your house over time, so simply – throw it away. While it is nice to have a few mementos on display, remember that they will quickly gather dust, and a minimalistic approach is much better. If you keep your home clean, you will surely be more satisfied with it, and when you have more money at your disposal, you will be able to change something more drastic, and even buy that new sofa you’ve been eyeing.

Vladimir Zivanovic
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Vladimir Zivanovic is a Project Manager here at MyCity-Web and a part-time blogger with a Master’s degree in English language and literature from University of Belgrade. He is responsible for communication, including status reporting, project preparation, and, in general, making sure the project is delivered in budget, on schedule, and within scope. His main interests are computer technologies and he is a great gaming enthusiast, especially for World of Warcraft, which he has been playing since the beginning. When he is not playing games or reading epic fantasy, he is saving up to buy the newest mobile phone, as he is lost without one. He also loves surfing the internet, finding interesting facts, and using them when someone least expects it. Doing an exhaustive research is very important for Vlada, as everything needs to be supported by hard facts. He regularly posts on his Lifehack and LinkedIn profile.

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