It’s surprisingly common for many people to become bored of their home after a while. That should hardly come as a surprise. After all, spending every single day in the same place is guaranteed to drain it of some of its charm and excitement. Of course, this raises a tough question for many people. After all, just because you’re feeling like you have a boring home doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily in a position to up sticks and move to somewhere new and exciting.
So is there are a middle ground? Is there some way that you can stop from feeling like you have a boring home without having to deal with the stress and cost of starting over? Absolutely! The truth is that giving up on your home is just going to end up being a complete waste. Not only that but you run the risk of ending up in the same position in a new home as well. Luckily, all hope is not lost. There are plenty of things that you can do in order to get just a little bit more out of your home and to help it realize its full potential.
Stop Having A Boring Home
Embrace modern styles
One of the best and most popular interior design trends is that of the ultra-modern, quasi-minimalist design. This kind of design favors clean lines, simple colors and a neat, well-considered aesthetic. Things like clean white walls and modern console tables in the living room, or perhaps sleek chrome fittings in the bathroom and kitchen are the sorts of styles that you should be going for.
These kinds of touches are a fantastic way to bring a little bit a sleek, contemporary elegance to any home. Even if you don’t end up fully committing to this kind of design aesthetic there are plenty of ways that you can bring touches of it into any home to add just a little bit of modern flair here and there. No more boring home!
Embrace bold furniture
One of the saddest things that people end doing in their homes is that they treat their furniture as something that is purely functional. This means that, more often than not, it ends up blending into to the background. It’s something that you spend a lot of time on but rarely think of as part of the decor. Instead, why not choose furniture that’s really going to pop!
Whether it’s a cool modern reclining chair or a leather sofa, there are plenty of different types of furniture that you can use to enhance the style of your home or create a centerpiece for any given room. You don’t want to end up totally overshadowing the rest of the room. Rather you want to use the boldness of a piece or set of furniture to help to bring a sense of life and excitement into any room.
Fix up the floors
How often do you actually pay attention to your floors? Sure, you probably keep an eye on them whenever they need cleaning. But how often do you think about the impact they have on your home as a whole? Well, the truth is that they probably make more of a difference than you might think. Because of that, making some changes to your flooring can completely alter the way that a room feels. And stop you from feeling you have a boring home.
If you want to create a more spacious atmosphere, then hardwood flooring, or laminate if you’re on a budget, can help to create a wonderfully light and open environment. But if you want things to be just a little bit cozier, carpeting your floor is the perfect option. It can soften the edges of a room and just make the whole thing far more comfortable.
Bring in some technology
What could be more modern and luxurious than a fully automated home? While the idea of a home that you could talk to might have once seemed like something straight out of science fiction, the truth is that we’re very much at that stage. Things like Amazon’s echo allows you to control everything from the heating to the lights in your home with little more than a word.
There really is nothing quite so satisfying as asking your home to bring the heat up a little bit when you’re getting ready to curl up on the sofa for the evening. Sure, it might seem a little bit odd to talk to your home but it’s the kind of thing that’s going to end up in more and more people’s lives as time goes on and it really doesn’t take that long to get used to it!
Use eye-catching decorations
A lot of people stick a couple of pictures on the wall and leave it at that. Not only is this totally uninteresting but it actually ends up making things look worse than if you’d just left the walls blank. This is because one small picture in the middle of large wall ends up getting dwarfed and just looking ridiculous.
If you’re going to decorate your walls, commit to it! Go for a large mural that covers the entire wall, or a whole bunch of smaller decorations that you can use to create a lot of visual interest. This way your home is not only going to look more exciting, but it’s actually going to end up looking a lot more natural as well.
Use light to your advantage
The lighting in your home might seem like a fairly small thing that you surely don’t need to focus on that much. But you’d be astonished at what a difference it can make. The wrong lighting can make even the nicest home feel drab, dingy and unpleasant. Make sure that you strike the right balance between bringing enough light into each room and creating the most pleasant and relaxing ambiance possible. Lamps are a great way to achieve this but can sometimes take up a lot of space. Finding a beautiful ceiling fixture is one of the most effective ways to take a room’s central light and turn it into a show-stopping piece of decoration.
One of the best and simplest ways to bring a little bit of class into your home is to simply get rid of a lot of the clutter. The fact of the matter is that most of us simply have too much stuff! Go through everything and be really brutal about what does and doesn’t need to be kept.
You can make a great deal of space and turn your home from a cluttered mess to a haven of calm and minimalist style. Sure, there’s a fine line between making a lot of space and making it so that your home is totally devoid of personality, but if you can hit that sweet spot, then your home is going to be a far more pleasant place to spend your time.
Adjust the layout
A lot of people have a tendency to assume to assume that there’s only ever one way to lay out a room. This is because people tend not to use imagination when it comes to the design of their homes. Sure, you could have a living room when the sofas are all pointing towards the TV.
But why not try something different? Why not point the sofas at each other, to encourage conversation. Or perhaps you should keep them against the wall to maximize space in the center of the room. All of these things might not be the obvious choice. They can often make a room much more interesting and enjoyable to be in.
Improve your outdoor spaces
Far too often, people seem to forget just how much of an impact the outdoor spaces make on their home as a whole. For one thing, the front of your home is the first thing people see. So it makes sense to really make the most of it. Luckily, there are plenty of simple ways to do that. Things like outdoor lights are a great idea.
Interior designer, Mary Capps, won the best cocoweb lighting award this year by using Goodyear Barn Light from Cocoweb and it’s hardly surprising why. There are so many great things that you can do in order to freshen up the front of the house. And it really does make a huge difference. And it will fix the feeling of having a boring home.
Of course, then there’s your backyard as well. There’s nothing sadder than a patchy, lumpy lawn. That makes for a boring home. It’s often enough to make any garden seem unloved and messy. So why not re-lay it altogether? It will it look better. And it will be far more enjoyable to actually spend your time on as well. You can also use things like extra splashes of color here and there. These bring some more personality and joy into your garden.
Of course, these are just a few ideas. If you really want to make the most of your home you’re going to need to embrace your own personal sense of style. This isn’t always the easiest thing in the world to do. But it can make a huge difference to the way that your home feels. After all, there’s nothing like walking through the door and really feeling like you’ve come home. Whatever you do, hopefully, this list will have given you a little bit of inspiration to bring your home back to life. And who knows maybe you won’t feel as though you have a boring home anymore.
Lovely rooms. I especially like the first one. So warm and inviting.
Thanks, Donna! Glad you enjoyed it!