How to Make Your Home More Stylish

If you feel like your style and décor are letting your home’s look down, it’s time to think about how you can improve it. Your home may have been on-trend and stylish when you first moved in, but as you have grown up and your preferences have changed, you might feel like it is ancient, out of date, and painfully uncool. These feelings can generate a negative relationship with your home.

So how can you make your home more stylish? 

Improve The Curb Appeal 

Your home’s curb appeal is one of the most vital elements of a stylish home. It is the first thing you see when you get home from work and it is also the one thing most people see and associate with your house. 

As the years have gone by, the exterior has degraded. The paint is not as vibrant and their porch looks like it has been neglected for far too long. You can also look at your windows and roof and how they impact curb appeal. Working with a roofing and window replacement company can provide functional and stylish solutions, while a fresh coat of paint will make your home stand out again. 

Replace The Hardware 

If you don’t want (or need) to invest heavily in substantial improvements, there are always the small details around the house that can make a significant impact on the style. 

If you look at your doors, cupboards, and cabinets, you might see that the handles and knobs are worn-down and tired. A simple solution for this is replacing the hardware with something shiny such as chrome. If you don’t want to lean too far into contemporary styles, brushed fixtures are a great alternative. 

Opt for Open Plan 

Open plan interior designs are all the rage nowadays. They allow for seamless, easy movement through the home, and they can make even the smallest home feel bigger. But, getting your open plan design right is not easy, and it’s all about how you approach the layout to ensure your home doesn’t feel too cramped.

Smaller furniture pieces, such as single armchairs rather than sofas, can free-up channels, as can multifunctional storage options. You can also choose low-backed furniture that makes it easier to see from one side of the home to the other without obstacles. 

Repurpose Broken Items 

Sustainability is cool. People are more conscious about what they throw away, and many will do as much as possible to ensure things last for as long as possible. 

However, this is not always easy, and some items will, eventually, come to the end of their lifespan. This doesn’t mean you should throw them away, though. There are plenty of broken household items that you can repurpose and give new life to around the house. Projects like this also give you the chance to indulge in your creativity. 

The Style Council 

A stylish home doesn’t need to be too bold or too sparse. It just needs to conjure satisfaction for you and your family. Whether you are planning to renovate or redecorate, or just make small but effective changes here and there, you have plenty of options to transform your home and fall back in love with it. 

 

Libby

Married for eons, mom of 10, Nonnie to 26 with a great grand coming soon, to add to the mix. Avid reader and photo taker, scrapbook queen and jewelry maker. Collector of dishes, planners and pens. Lover of animals, chocolate and spends…long hours soaking in the spa tub (with a fully charged tablet, diet soda, and grub). She’s worn lots of hats, tossed most to the wind, and doesn’t mind starting all over again. Every day is a new adventure…come along for the ride!

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10 thoughts on “How to Make Your Home More Stylish

  • I love this list. Paint is also a hugely effective way to make your home more stylish. You can change so much with a coat of paint from the walls to the cabinets.

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  • I need to keep this in mind. My home is so from stylish. I am trying to make it look better.

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  • The reason we chose our current house was because of the open floor plan! Love being able to cook while watching my daughter!

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  • I’m working on repainting my home now. I can’t wait to be finished. Last summer I did the floors and I’m hoping that I will be done with all my upgrades to make it my own soon. I just bought this house last May.

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  • These are some really great ideas. My husband and I have been working so much on our house lately. Ever since we bought our home, we have had a project to work on. It’s nice to always make your home more stylish.

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  • We are currently working on some changes in our house, and these are great ideas that I need to consider. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  • Repurposing broken items is such a great idea. A more stylish home is always good for us.

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  • A little change in my home style is exactly what I need right now! Love these tips!

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  • Wow! These are all really great tips! I really need this, such a really helpful post!

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