Decorating your home can be an incredibly fun thing to do, and many people enjoy the process of this. Unfortunately, however, most people are currently not happy with their home decor and furnishings, with nearly 15% actually stating that their home decor has a negative effect on their mood, leading them to feel stressed and overall gloomy. And only around one fifth of all home owners here in the United States are completely satisfied with the decor and furnishings found in their living spaces.
Much of this simply has to do with a lack of updating, as homes can quickly feel outdated if they are not actively kept feeling fresh, even with just small changes. Unfortunately, far too many people neglect to ever really update their homes, with nearly 10% of the home owning population in the United States forgoing redecorating for as many as ten whole years at the current date. And more than 45% (around 47%, to be more exact) haven’t invested in home decor for at least five years.
Fortunately, even just upgrading or redecorating one aspect of your home can make it feel incredibly more stylish and a much happier place to live in and spend time in. One such upgrade is that of flooring, as floors – especially when they are not cared for properly – can become worn and dingy looking with age. In fact, flooring is one of the first things that home owners will change, with more than 70% of people who are redoing their kitchens choosing to remodel their flooring as well.
Fortunately, there are a number of flooring options out there, from tile flooring to hardwood floors. Vinyl flooring is another option, one that is likely to be more cost effective while still providing a high quality look and experience. The same can be said for laminate flooring, which can very closely mimic the overall look and feel of tile – but at a greatly reduced price. If you’re looking to put your home up for sale, however, hardwood flooring is something to consider seriously. It’ll likely cost more at the time of installation, but more than half of all prospective home buyers (around 54% of them, to be a little more precise) will pay considerably more for a home with hardwood flooring throughout it – or even just hardwood flooring incorporated in part of the home.
You can also change up your furniture if your not willing or able to invest the time and the money required for a larger scale renovation to your home. For instance, your bedroom furniture can impact how you feel about your bedroom by quite a bit, to say the least. Your bedroom furniture should be geared towards comfort, as you want your bedroom to be a place where you can go to wind down and to sleep soundly. Bedroom furniture like your mattress should be saved up for as well, as bedroom furniture that is high quality and full of comfort is likely to be well worth the money in the long run – and such bedroom furniture is considerably more likely to be long lasting as well.
Aside from bedroom furniture (from the look of your bedroom furniture to the price of your bedroom furniture to the comfort of your bedroom furniture), you’ll also want to look at living room furniture. When you look in your living room space, you’ll want to determine what the focal point of the room is. For the vast majority of people, it’s the couch. The couch should be durable, stylish, and, of course, as in all things, as comfortable as possible. Therefore, saving up for a nice couch above everything else in your furniture is likely to more than pay off.
Of course, you’ll want to consider elements of decor as well, as bare walls typically look less than homey. Relatively inexpensive posters and pictures can be dressed up and made to look far more adult simply by framing them. Fortunately, relatively inexpensive frames can be found in many a big box stores as well as many places online.