Do you often walk into your home and struggle to shake off the feeling that it’s just a bit, well… dull? Maybe it’s a residence that you only recently moved into – and, therefore, you have yet to comprehensively imprint your personality on it. Alternatively, maybe you’ve long put off visually revamping your humble abode out of a belief that it’s “good enough”. Summer could be an ideal time to start injecting more creativity in your residence’s look; here are tips for getting started.
Strip out bad stuff before you put in some good stuff
While your brain might currently be buzzing with ideas for what fresh, exciting things you could add to your home, you might not have sufficient room for them just yet. This could be attributable to an existing oversupply of other items that no longer excite you.
Therefore, before you start writing a shopping list for what you would like to add, carefully consider what you would fancy removing. If there are certain items that seem too hard to take out, even though you would really like to, then you could, as Becoming Minimalist advises, take a more imaginative approach. That could include asking such questions as “If I bought this item now, what would I be willing to pay?” You could be surprised how little that probable expenditure would be!
Be bold with brass
If many of your home’s fixtures are looking outdated or simply tired, you could benefit from replacing them… but with what? Men’s Journal recommends brass pieces. You don’t have to look far for brass fixtures to buy, as we stock plenty here at HandleHardware. Such items that our ironmongery London business stocks include locks, levers, knobs, and viewers – all for doors.
Plant the seed of… a plant
How can you make your interior more breathable? One obvious solution is opening a window or two; however, there is another way in which you can bring more of the organic world within your home’s walls. Try buying some plants – in pots, obviously – for displaying in your building.
Having to continue regularly watering and, in other ways, looking after those plants could imbue you with a greater sense of responsibility – particularly if you don’t already have children or pets in the building. Furthermore, plants can make your home feel more vibrant and – ahem, literally – alive.
Consider how your home looks from the outside
As well as advising you to take plants into the house, Lonny suggests that you pay attention to the outdoor space. We would particularly strongly urge you to look at the signage on your home’s exterior. Does it look worn? If so, you could replace that signage with brass, too.
Seriously? Indeed; at HandleHardware, we offer door letters and numerals that also comprise polished brass. Furthermore, the same kind of metal is used in elaborately-designed door knockers in our abundant stock; you could opt to have one of those knockers put in place on your front door.