We always underestimate just how much our home ambiance influences our state of mind and overall well-being, so we rarely return to it to make changes and give it a different feel. Redecorating does not only serve a personal aesthetic purpose, reawakening our senses with newfound strength, but can also fulfill a more practical purpose by boosting your property’s value, a move that will come in handy in the future, should you ever decide to rent it out or sell it.
Interior design is a fluid field that changes every few years, each time coming back with new trends and fads that will slowly but surely spread worldwide. Let’s look at a few of these trends and how you too can incorporate them into your home hassle-free and without giving your life’s savings away:
Green is in
As technology keeps getting a firmer grip on our lives, making us spend more time indoors staring at screens, the need to disconnect is bubbling just right under the surface, urging us to leave it all behind and rediscover nature again. This has translated into interior design as well, where the great outdoors’ predominant color of green is 2017’s prime shade in matters of home makeovers. Whether you decide to go with a bright seafoam green or a more discreet pine nuance, the result will be a home that radiates freshness and vitality.
Alternatives to classic materials
Home improvements do not always require a ludicrous budget to be brought to fruition. These past few years have seen an increase in the use of alternative designs and materials to replace familiar ones that are perhaps too expensive or too difficult to restore. For example, in order to cut costs, wall tiles can be swapped with an acrylic splashback, while vinyl flooring can replace ceramic tiles. These are alternative routes that you can take to save money, while at the same time still getting fabulous-looking results.
After years of having sleek, futuristic furniture as main focus points in our homes, 2017 comes to discard these aloof environments, only to bring forth the desire to see and touch things that enchant our senses. That’s right – textures are making a comeback and you can use them however you want, as long as you maintain a healthy balance and a certain level of visual harmony in your living space. May it be a mohair couch, a wooden chandelier, bamboo chairs or all of the above – simply let your senses thrive on tactile and visual exuberance.
These are only a few of the non-costly changes that you can employ in order to spruce up your home and increase its value for future real estate transactions. Keep in mind that any setting that has become too familiar can be revived with just a few small touches here and there, like a fresh coat of paint or colorful textures that add vibrancy to any home. And be sure to always allocate as much time to transforming and revitalizing your home as you do to bettering yourself, because these two things usually go hand in hand.