Home makeovers are a good way to improve your living space. However, MarketWatch highlights how home remodeling can be quite costly so it may not be the most practical option to undertake any major changes to your
home. With that being said, it’s important to note that there are small adjustments that can greatly affect your living space.
To help you out, I’ve put together a list of the most effective small changes that you can make to your home.
Add New Wallpaper
Adding new wallpaper can revamp the entire aesthetic of your space. Changing your wallpaper can brighten up a
room without having to add a new coat of paint on your walls. Best of all, installing new wallpaper may be easier than you think. Wall stickers are a breeze to install. All you have to do is measure your walls and get the right length of the wall stickers. From there it’ll just be about lining the sticker up correctly with the wall and sticking them on. Now, one downside to this is that you’ll only have a limited set of options when it comes to wall stickers, which means you may not be able to keep up with Vogue’s trendiest wallpaper. However, what you give up in customizability you make up for in ease of use.
Get Rid of Kitchen Smells
One thing that can really ruin the ambiance of a space is the presence of unpleasant odors. The kitchen is especially
vulnerable to this, as cooking can sometimes be a catalyst for funky smells that tend to stick around. A scented
candle is a good way to improve how a room smells. What’s great about this is that you can pick a scent that works
best for you.
Another thing you can do is to clean your kitchen properly. And while people tend to focus on cleaning the surfaces of
the kitchen, the places we don’t see need attention as well. An article on getting rid of kitchen sink smells by HomeServe highlights how kitchen drainage buildup can cause unpleasant odors. A quick fix for this is to pour half a cup of baking soda combined with a cup of vinegar down the drain. Leave the combined solution in the drain for an hour and then rinse everything with boiling water. This is a great way of cleaning the drain without the use of chemical cleaning solutions.
Lighting is one of the most noticeable aspects of your home. Aside from aesthetics, lighting can also have pretty
significant effects on your mood and productivity. Lighting can positively and negatively affect your mood, which
means getting the right kind can drastically improve your home. As I’ve already talked about in our article on How to Stay Focused While Working From Home, being able to stay focused is pretty significant to the overall remote work experience. With all of that being said, what kind of lights should you get for your home?
Natural lighting is the best way to approach this. Installing the right blinds and shades can help you maximize the
amount of natural light you have at home. Letting natural light in during the day by opening your blinds can significantly improve the quality of your space. If natural light is sparse, blue-tinged artificial lighting is the next best
option, as it is quite similar to natural lighting.