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3 Affordable Ways To Improve Your Home's Visual Appeal

by Paul Harrison|updated Aug 16, 2022

If you live in a small house, you know how difficult it can be to do up. You’ll be limited by the space that you have, and expansions might be out of the question. Figuring out how to improve your home’s visual appeal while working around this can be difficult.

It doesn’t have to be complicated, however. It could be as simple as comparing a few specific home improvements, many of which can be perfect for a small home. Some can be more than worth the effort.

1. Lighten The Floors

There are more than a few tips and tricks to make a room feel bigger, with mirrors being one of the more obvious. You could also consider lightening the floors. Brighter colors make rooms feel larger than they are, with this being increasingly obvious with lights and walls.

The same principle applies to your floors. These reflect natural light better and can also make a room appear warmer and more welcoming. By taking this approach, you’ll not only make the room look bigger but nicer.

There’s no reason not to take this approach, with there being multiple ways of doing so, including rugs and carpets.

2. Install An Electric Fire

Electric fires have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Alongside being more environmentally friendly, they take up less space than their traditional counterparts. They could be customized to a particular area to make sure they fit perfectly.

They’re also one of the more affordable options while boasting a few additional benefits. One of the more notable is that they can tie together a room more than you’d expect. You’ll also have more than a few style options to choose from, with log-effect electric fires being one of the more popular.

3. Build Shelves In Awkward Nooks

It’s not uncommon to have a few awkward nooks and crannies around the home. These can be difficult to put furniture and similar items in, so they often go unused. You can give them a specific use by building shelves specifically for them. The process is quite easy.

Once you have the measurements of the nook, it’s as simple as putting together some shelves that fit. If you have a few DIY skills and the appropriate tools, you could get this done in a few hours. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, there are a few simple guides online to help you through the process.

The only costs associated with this could be the materials, making it one of the more affordable options to choose from. And for more cost-conscious home design ideas, be sure to explore our DecorMatters web app!

This article was written by Paul from Design & Beyond.

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Paul started Design & Beyond back in 2015 as an online space to share his University portfolio and over the years it changed from a portfolio to a blog and a shop.

Throughout the years, Paul has gained experience and learned a lot from the design world. He is passionate about all that he does so follow along on his journey to success!

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