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After months of staying home due to COVID-19 restrictions, you're probably ready to give your space a makeover. With vaccines being rolled out and the United States transitioning to the new normal, now is a perfect time for a refresh. Revamping your space can make it more practical and aesthetically pleasing. It can also give you the feeling of a fresh start emotionally, which is a great way to reenter the post-pandemic world. Follow these easy and actionable tips for sprucing up your space.
Get rid of clutter
Before you start making big changes, give your space a thorough cleaning and eliminate excess clutter. Very Well Mind explains that clutter can cause stress and anxiety, which is exactly what you want to get rid of following the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have items you no longer need but that are still useful, consider donating them to charity. Alternatively, you can sell them and use the funds to go towards your home improvements.
Create new focal points with a few quality fixtures or furniture pieces
An eye-catching focal point can change the mood of an entire room. If you have a space that you want to upgrade quickly, look for a statement piece of furniture or fixture to turn it around. Benchmaster WoodworX creates striking home decor, furnishings, and fixtures made of wood products. From wall clocks to benches, flower pots, and wood art, there is a diversity of items available to accommodate any room.
Upgrade your walls with fresh paint or wallpaper
If your walls are looking worn, try adding a fresh coat of paint. Architectural Digest provides a quick guide for painting, covering everything from how to choose a color to what tools you need. Want an easier alternative? Check out stick-on wallpapers from SpoonFlower. You can simply peel and stick the paper, allowing for easy application. You can even create custom designs, which allows for a totally unique look. Plus, since custom designs are printed on-demand, you won't have to stress about whether or not the pattern is in stock.
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Refinish your flooring or upgrade your floor coverings
The floors of your home are an automatic focal point in any room, simply because they cover such a large surface area. Imperfections in your flooring can ruin the appearance of a room. Floor Critics provides a guide to inexpensive flooring options, such as laminate and sheet vinyl. These types of flooring materials also tend to be durable and hold up well against spills and stains. If you've got kids or pets in the home, this is ideal.
Update your countertops
Like your floors, countertops inherently take up a large amount of visible space in any room. If they are looking worn and dingy, the entire space can lose aesthetic appeal. Make smart upgrades that will also boost your home's value and provide a return on investment if you ever sell the property. The Spruce reveals that solid-surface materials made of synthetic polyester, epoxy, and acrylic bonded together have a high resale value.
Bring the outside inside
Sprucing up your home doesn't have to mean undertaking major remodeling. Small steps can make a big difference — like adding more potted plants and flowers throughout your house. Research has shown that having greenery around can actually calm anxiety and create a more soothing ambiance. Better Homes and Gardens offers a guide to plants that are proven to be particularly stress-busting, including mint, jasmine, and aloe vera.
Aromatherapy diffusers aren't just for winter, hydrating your house. They're perfect year-round for creating mini-spas in the rooms of your home by using these same de-stressing essential oil aromas.
With these tips, you can upgrade your house without spending all of your stimulus check. By refreshing your space following COVID-19, you are preparing yourself to leave behind past stress and reenter the post-pandemic world on a positive note.
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