We’ve all been spending a lot of time in our homes this year. If you’re getting tired of your surroundings and want to give your home a facelift before the holiday season, this post is for you. Here are some ideas that will hopefully inspire you to spruce up your space in time for the winter holidays.
Ways to Give Your Home a Facelift
Paint a room or two. Paint is the best (and a very reasonable) way to almost instantly update a room. If you’re up for more of a project, try wallpapering a small room.
Replace cabinet and drawer pulls. This is a quick and inexpensive way to give your kitchen a new look.
Replace dated outlet covers and switchplates. Get rid of any brassy ones left in your house, replace them with a more modern brushed nickel variety.
Steam clean the carpets. Fresh clean carpets will instantly improve the look and feel of your home.
Pay for professional window washing. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!
Upgrade your lighting. Replace your chandelier or bathroom vanity lighting. Add wall sconces for some charm or recessed lighting.
Change your curtains. Overstock.com and wayfair.com both offer an amazing selection of reasonably-priced window treatments. Try positioning the rod a foot higher than the top of the window to create added height.
Hide the technology. Try to get your cords, cable boxes, routers, and power strips out of sight if at all possible.
Spruce up your entryway. Paint your front door. Replace your welcome mat. Add a seasonal wreath or greens. Read our related post on upping your home’s curb appeal.
Invest in some new “soft” items. Think window treatments, bedding, towels, throw pillows, and blankets.
Add some green. Add some fresh flowers or a lovely floor plant.
Lose the fridge magnets. The clean look will modernize your kitchen in seconds!
Assess the walls. Rearrange your artwork. Update family photos. Pick up some new artwork from HomeGoods or World Market, which both offer a great selection of inexpensive artwork.
The Bottom Line
You don’t have to spend a lot of money or time to give your home a facelift in time for the holidays. With just a few key purchases and projects, you’ll love where you live even more!