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Five Ways To Transform Your Living Space

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It can be easy to sometimes fall out of love with your living space, especially when you spend some much time in it. But there are a few ways to transform your living space so that you can fall in love with it all over again.

Replace Heavy Curtains With Blinds

Heavy curtains may keep out the cold more, but they can also block out that precious natural light. Natural light is great for boosting our mood, so it’s important to let as much of it flood into your space as possible. Therefore, something like zebra blinds wholesale are perfect for keeping the space more simple and clean looking while bringing in the light when needed. Think about the type of blinds you’d like though as there are different ones to choose from.

A Fresh Coat Of Paint Does Wonders

It’s much more affordable than most things, and it’s something that you can do yourself. A fresh coat of paint does wonders for a space, so depending on the room, why not go for a different color than you’d usually go for? Bold colors are certainly in, and it’s a great way of showing off your personality than going for the usual neutral colors.

Rearrange Your Furniture

Sometimes, we simply don’t have the funds to be able to replace furniture or to get more of it so rearranging the furniture in the space can actually have a huge impact. Start with the bulkier items like the sofa in the living room or the bed in your bedroom. Just moving one piece of furniture can make it look like a brand new space. Try reorganizing each room and experiment with the space and where you had everything beforehand.

Bring In Some Nature

Nature, like natural light, is said to boost your mood but also purifies the air so that you are less likely to get sick. Household plants have become a favorable feature in many homes nowadays so fill up a plant pot and make it a feature in the room. If you don’t rate yourself that highly in looking after plants, then get some that are harder to kill. Cactuses are a good example of one that needs very little attention or water for that matter.

Try and adapt plants to suit each room, for example, ivy would work quite well in the bathroom, and a tall leafy plant would do well in the living room or dining area.

Fix What’s Broken

Broken furniture and fixtures can really stick out like a sore thumb. Normally, if it’s something that’s still useable, you can normally cover it up with a throw or cushion perhaps. However, if it’s actually broken, then get your DIY skills out and fix what you can. For anything beyond your abilities, it might be worth getting in a local handyman or replacing the broken thing completely.

The possibilities when it comes to transforming your home can be endless, so hopefully, this has given you a bit of inspiration for your own space.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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