5 Steps to Making Your Home More Beautiful
Your home is your sanctuary and refuge. It’s the place you retreat to and the place that you welcome others to!
It should reflect your personality, style, and essence. Your home should be a beautiful reflection of you. But how do you go about making your home its most beautiful? There are many tips that you can follow to make your home more beautiful. Of course, your furniture, wallcoverings, and colors, as well as your art choices go far toward bringing out the beauty in your home. But every home and style is different. So what can make your home more beautiful regardless of style? Try these tips for making your home more beautiful.
1. Shine Some Light
If you’ve ever been to a hospital, a department store dressing room, an office, or a museum, you have seen the impact that good or bad lighting can make. It can elevate a space, add depth and character, even make those in the room look better. Conversely, bad lighting can make a space look oppressive and make those in it look sickly. Lighting is one great way to make your home more beautiful and inviting. Lighting choices affect not just the look of the rooms in your home, but also how your rooms function and how they make you feel. So focusing on making your lighting the best it can be, can do a lot.
One way to let your lights shine is to choose a large, bold, stand-out light fixture. Try scaling up for a big impression. Also, think about the look of the fixture. Bronze and black fixtures are very popular for their sleek and modern style.
But it’s not just about the look. The functionality of your fixtures is just as important. Try using smart bulbs. Smart bulbs can have a ton of versatile functions from being controlled remotely, to adjusting warmth, hue, or color, and is dimmable.
2. Reflection is Key
Another way to make your home more beautiful is with mirrors. Mirrors are a great way to bring more light into your rooms by reflecting both the natural and fixture lighting that you have. They can help rooms to feel larger as well. But the placement of your mirrors is just as important as their presence in the first place. Placing your mirrors incorrectly can have the opposite effect. So use mirrors to bounce the light in ways that enhance your rooms, making them look larger and lighter.
3. Something Old and Something New
An eye-catching and functional room feature that can create a beautiful aesthetic and ambiance is a fireplace. You might have a fireplace or you may have a blank wall that needs something to make it interesting and to tie your room together with a focal point. A fireplace is a perfect centerpiece to any room. But if you don’t already have a fireplace in your home what option do you have? A mash-up of old and new, rustic and modern is the perfect solution. Create a beautiful featured centerpiece on your blank wall by adding an indoor fireplace with a rustic, reclaimed wood mantle. This mix of the contemporary and old world is a beautiful addition to any home. Electric fireplaces are easy to install and versatile. And reclaimed wood is not only an environmentally friendly option for a mantle, but it will have character and history. This combination of old and new is a great way to infuse your home with a functional and beautiful aesthetic moment.
4. Bring the Outside In
Studies show that exposure to the great outdoors is beneficial to our health and overall well-being. That’s why a great addition to your home, that not only adds immense beauty but is also so good for you, is to bring in plants. They can clean the air, elevate your mood, and make your home beautiful. If you are not the best at keeping plants alive, don’t worry. There are many low-maintenance houseplants that can thrive even if you make a few mistakes. If you are sure that houseplants are not for you, try fresh flowers. They smell amazing, add beauty to every room, and all you have to do is add water.
5. Make a Clean Sweep
Maybe your home is filled with gorgeous lighting, mirrors, fireplaces, and plants. But with jobs, employment, and all of your obligations, it can be tough to keep up with the day-to-day maintenance that makes all the features of your home shine. That’s why another way to make your home beautiful or to at least keep it that way, is to hire a cleaning service. A cleaning service is worth its weight in gold. A cleaning service will pay attention to the details that you either do not have the time or energy to pay attention to. They can clean your windows which will bring in more light. They can dust your picture frames, ceiling fans, and light fixtures which people don’t often tackle themselves. In addition, to pay attention to details that will serve to beautify your space, you will also enjoy your space even more.
Your Stunning Home
Your home can be all that you want it to be. Not only can it be your oasis but also a great space to welcome others. Your home’s beauty is comprised of so many choices, from landscaping to flooring to paint, but there are things that you can do no matter what the style of your home, to elevate and make your home even more beautiful. Don’t forget to utilize both natural and lighting fixtures to enhance your space. Make your fixtures beautiful, dimmable, and perhaps use smart bulbs to make them a bit interactive as well. And some well-placed mirrors can help to reflect that light most beneficially, while also making your rooms look much bigger.
An attention-grabbing feature is also a great way to inject beauty. Try an electric fireplace with a rustic reclaimed wood mantle to create a stand-out moment that bridges rustic and modern. Also, bringing the outside in with either houseplants or fresh flowers can be a beautiful addition that is also great for your body and mind.
And when you have everything in place, try bringing in a cleaning service to pay attention to those little details that make all the difference.