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Everyone ends up hating their home at one point or another. It’s not like you will always love it the way it looks right now. That is because we change as people and start enjoying different things, but also because looking at the same thing every day gets boring after a while. We need to keep constantly changing the way our home looks so we can continue loving it. This becomes hard when the economy crashes because most people don’t have the money to keep buying new things.
If you’re starting to get bored of the way your home looks right now, it’s up to you to find a way to do something about it, even if you don’t have much money to rub together. What could you possibly do that would change the look of it without making a big dent in your bank account? What about changing the color of something? That will instantly change the look of anything and it won’t cost a lot to implement. Take a look at some of these ideas and see if there is any that you like.
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Wallpaper is cheap and the color of each room can be changed in less than a few days. The hardest part is going to the store and choosing what color you actually want. If you love DIY then you could easily do it yourself, but it’s just as easy getting someone to come in and do it for you because it wouldn’t take them long. Just make sure you think long and hard before choosing a new color because you don’t want to replace anything for at least a few years.
Get new curtains
This might be an easier option because it’s not as permanent and curtains can still change the look of a room, especially in winter when the sun disappears early and they get drawn. They are not expensive to buy depending on where you pick them up and they can be changed almost instantly. You might want to keep a second set lying around so you can swap them about every few months and your room will always look different.
New sheets or pillowcases
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A bed will always be the centerpiece of every bedroom, so changing the color of the sheets and pillowcases every week will keep things looking different. If you keep cushions in the living room, you can also swap the covers about whenever you feel like it. Make sure you choose a color than stands out instead of blending into the background because the change in appearance will be more dramatic.
Add some flowers
You can add flowers to your home and because they don’t last forever, you can get different ones each time. This is also a great way to change the look of your garden which can also get a bit stale after a while. It’s especially nice when the flowers are in full bloom and the look of your garden is transformed. Just make sure you realize they don’t look after themselves and you will still need to water them.
Paint your exterior
Above: Kelly Sue of Portland, Oregon decided to paint her garage in the garden to give her house a fresh look. Photo Courtesy: Kelly Sue DeConnick
If you have a garage in the garden then painting it a different color will look great. It’s also a lot easier than trying to paint your whole house, plus you won’t need to spend as much money on paint. The window frames are also easy to paint and a new color will have a big impact on the look of your home from the outside. Finally you have the garden fence, which takes you a lifetime to paint but will look great when it’s done.
Robert Jenkins is a civil engineer by profession. He is passionate about trying out new concepts of constructing houses. He has a brilliant team of workmen who specialize in designing portable garages and shelters. Although he has an extremely busy schedule, he does take time out to talk about various home improvement topics on blogging sites.