Have you ever been in someone’s house and been amazed by how good it looks? Perhaps you’ve left wishing your home could look as great as theirs? Well, by following my guide, you can have a better looking home in no time:
Start things off at the very top of your house and look at your roof. There are so many things that could be wrong with your roof. Tiles could have fallen off, some might be cracked and chipped, the paint may be peeling off. All of these things can combine to make for a really ugly sight. In fact, a lot of the times, an ugly roof is the reason your home looks so bad from the outside. By looking at your roof, you can quickly judge whether or not you need to take action and give it a makeover.
Luckily, there are many ways you can improve the aesthetics of your roof. If you want to go all out, you could get rid of it and have a new one fitted. These days you can get roofing in so many different materials that look super modern and great. Speaking of modern, if that’s the look you’re going for why not get some solar panels? Adding them will make your house look very contemporary indeed. Even if your home is decades old, some solar panels can liven things up a bit.
Of course, these solutions are pretty big things to do, and can cost a bit of money. So, if you want an alternative to them, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Sometimes, all your roof needs is a new coat of paint. Change the colour of your roof or update the current paint job. Doing this will make it pop and your home will stand out from the crowd. Naturally, roof painting can be a bit of a dangerous job. So, it makes sense to get an expert round to do it.
Let’s step inside your home for a second and go to the room just under your roof, the attic. For many people, the attic is nothing. It’s an ugly room used for storage and home to plenty of cobwebs and spiders. Obviously, this isn’t a very attractive sight at all. Instead of neglecting your attic, and letting it become a place of filth, give it some TLC.
The best thing for you to do is convert it into a proper room. Head on up there and get rid of any boxes and clean the place out. Once you’ve got it looking spotless, it’s time for a bit of DIY decorating. Lay down some proper flooring and get some nice wallpaper on the walls. Turn your attic into a vibrant new bedroom. It will be a welcome change from the dark, gloomy, place it was before. If you have kids sharing a room, this new bedroom can be one of theirs to enjoy. Or, if they’re happy sharing, it can act as a spare room for guests.
Of course, turning it into a bedroom is just a suggestion. You can make your attic into anything that you like. Maybe you need your attic for storage and want to keep it as a place to store things. That’s fine, but you can still do it up and make it look nice and pretty!
Seeing as I just spoke about turning your attic into a bedroom, it seems like the perfect segway into a new point! Yes, you guessed it, the focus is now firmly in your bedrooms. Every house will have some bedrooms in it. The amount you have will be determined by how big your house is. With most family homes, you’re looking at two/three bedrooms minimum. Usually, the upper floor is dominated by the bedrooms, and they’re a key part of making your home better looking. Having beautiful bedrooms will make your house more beautiful too.
When it comes to decorating bedrooms, you have to look at it in a different way to normal. The way the room looks and feels will have a lot to do with who owns it. A master bedroom is going to look way different in a kids room! Give your bedroom a makeover and design it, however, you want it. Think about certain themes that resonate well in the bedroom. You want the room to feel very welcoming and comfortable but intimate at the same time.
For the kids bedrooms, things will be different. You should decorate their rooms so it falls in line with their tastes. If one of your kids is a huge Peppa Pig fan, why not get them Peppa Pig wallpaper, bedsheets, things like that. Obviously, there are other TV characters that they may love; I just picked that one at random. Decorate their room so it’s a little piece of paradise for them. Having some freshly decorated bedrooms will give your house a more homely feel and make it look gorgeous.
Your Living Room
As we journey downstairs, we come to a very important part of your house, your living room. The living room is sometimes considered the main room. It’s a place where people congregate. If you have guests round, they’ll usually end up being entertained in your living room. When you spend time with your family, guess where you go? The living room! So, get your interior design hat on and work on improving the appearance of your lounge area.
My top tip is to pick a style and stick with it. Don’t have lots of different styles going on in the room. You can’t mix a bit of modern furniture with rustic coffee tables and wooden floors. No, pick a style that suits your home, and go with it. These days, you can create lovely modern living rooms with just a few simple tricks. The key is being minimalistic and using plain colours.
Your lounge will be a room that lots of people see, so you have to put a lot of effort into making it look nice. If you can do this, and give the room an awesome makeover, your home will be far more stylish than before.
Your Kitchen & Dining Area
The kitchen is another key area of your home that requires some love and attention. You probably noticed I included the dining area in this point too. This is because a lot of homes now have open kitchens that lead into a dining area. So, I thought it makes sense to join the two points together.
Again, decorating your kitchen follows a similar path to other rooms. You pick the style and stick with it. Do you want a rustic kitchen that feels very warm and homely? Or would you prefer a modern one that looks sleek and cool? It’s entirely up to you, just make sure it looks great!
With your dining area, the main concern is the table. Every home must have a show-stopping dining room table. You want this thing to look majestic. It should be the kind of table that people notice and stare at open mouthed. Get a killer dining room table, and you’ll have an awesome home.
And on that note, we’ve come to the end of this guide. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and found some of the points helpful. This guide is ideal for anyone looking to spruce up their home and make it look a lot better. But, it’s perfect for families that have just moved into a new home. You can use this top to put your own stamp on your new house.