Renovating your home is a big task. You have to investing a lot of time and money and you have to stay anxious the whole time because you are never too sure about the final result.As the actual planning of renovation begins, you get busy looking for different things you can do to make your place look like a million bucks by the end of the ordeal. So we have made that easy for you by compiling a number of amazing tips and ideas to renovate your home and garden within this concise article!
Let us begin by discussing different things you have to focus on while renovating your home and garden:
Before you hire workers or begin working on anything, it is best to plan out how you are going to go about the whole renovation process. Take up a couple of papers and pen and note down all the changes that need to be made. You can even make little drawings of everything you have planned to get a rough idea of how it will all end up looking.
This will really help you to get a clear picture in your head so that you can easily direct the workers and make little changes yourself without fearing of getting anything wrong. Remember that planning is the most important step and you will only realize how important it is once you get going.
Take Great Care of the Lighting
Lighting is all the rage lately. If you have a room with amazing potential to be beautiful but the lighting is below par then you can miss the possibility of making it look the best goodbye!
One thing I wholeheartedly believe and most of the professionals would definitely agree with me on this, is the fact that natural lighting beats all other kinds of light. So you can add windows to get a lovely view of the garden or the outside world while letting some fresh air in as well.
Another really neat way to get natural light in a room is by using light tubes. Light tubes use the phenomenon of optical waves to illuminate a room without using electricity or artificial energy sources. If you find that you cannot add windows to a room, light tubes are the next best option.
Placement of Artificial Lights
The artificial lights in the rooms must be carefully placed as well. I believe that a number of LED lights embedded in a false ceiling is the best option for evenly lighting a room without concentrating it in one place. A central source like a well-lit chandelier is also good for this purpose but it mostly fits the décor of the drawing room or the lounge.
If you have paintings and photos hanging on a wall, a good idea is to put lamps above them to give it a gallery-like feel. Other pretty lamps and chandeliers are good options too and will add to the aesthetic appeal of the room.
Paint your house in a way that complements each room and you end up with a place you are absolutely taken with.
Make Small Rooms Look Bigger
A great way to make small rooms look spacious and airy is to paint them with light colors. Think about pastels, a warm peach, sky blue, white, and baby pink. Bold colors make rooms look small and cramped and therefore they should always be saved for bigger rooms with windows.
Get an Accent Wall
You would be happy to know that accent walls are still really trendy! You don’t have to spend too much money and wallpaper or texture all the walls in a room, you can simply make one wall fancy and all the other walls plain. Make sure the plain walls are in a color that accentuates the accent wall!
Reuse What You Can
When you are tearing down your house to make room for the new décor, make sure you don’t get rid of everything. You can save a lot of time and money by reusing some of the old stuff you have. Check out all your old cabinets, shelves, furniture, and save whatever you think can be of use to you.
Cool Decorating Tips
All the above tips are just the basic stuff, here are some added decoration tips that will make your house look absolutely phenomenal.
I am a fairy lights lover. I have agood reason though; you can do so much with them! You can hang them anywhere in the house for some lovely aesthetic (my personal favorite is the bedroom or a staircase). You can light them up in bundles and you can even make makeshift lamps with them.
Salt lamps are something I have discovered recently and I must say I am absolutely in love with them. They not only add a fresh and unique look to the home but also have so many health benefits. You can actually feel the difference in the air! You breathe better and there is a much healthier feel in the house after placing salt lamps.
Another decoration combination you cannot go wrong with is flowers and vases. You can put them anywhere in the house and they go so well with almost every décor theme.
Let’s move on to the garden now. The garden is much easier and a lot more fun as well. If the garden and the backyard of your house look good then you have already given off an amazing impression regarding your home.
Plant What You Can
There is so much to plant in a garden! Let’s see what we can do:
Fruits and Vegetables
When I first got my garden, the very first thing I did was to grow fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Of course, not all things can just grow in your backyard but you can still try your hard! Think about tomatoes, okra, lemons, and so much more!
Seasonal plants are amazing because they keep adding variety to your garden. You can reserve spaces for them and plant something new as soon as it dies out and the season changes.
Get a Small Tree or Two
Planting a tree and taking care of it is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You don’t have to go out of your way and get a large tree, you can totally go for something that grows to a short height with slim branches. Look up what your local garden shops sell and go for it!
Choose Your Path
You need the perfect area to walk on in your garden. What will it be?
Gravel is cheap, can be added or removed, and is aesthetically awesome. The problem is that walking on gravel may be somewhat dangerous. Using lawn equipment on gravel is also quite a pain.
A paved path is quite expensive. But it is much easier to walk on and adds an ethereal look to the garden. So basically, go for what fits your budget!
Pretty it Up Further!
Even if you plant the best plants and get a lovely path, your garden might still feel like its lacking something. Here are tips on how to get rid of that feeling:
Prune all the plants in your garden in shapes that complement the structure of your house. Trim and prune the hedges, bushes, plants, and trees on a regular basis. Hire a gardener if you find that you cannot take time out for this.
I will let you decide on the rest but one tip I will give you is to add pretty lighting to your garden. This will make sure that your garden looks amazing in the daytime and at night time. You can go for fairy lights, lanterns, street lights, anything! You can even place or hang Himalayan salt lamps in your garden to give it a more attractive look.
Hey there, friend! I’m Jeffrey blogger at ittefaqco.com. Thank you for joining me as I share different aspects of my life, I’m so thrilled you stopped by! I love working to create a beautiful, thriving life around me and helping others do the same. I love writing about nature, health, Himalayan salt and home décor related topics.