SPRUCING UP YOUR NEW FLORIDA HOME
You have finally bought a lovely house in Florida! Congratulations! It must have been a dream come true. And the most challenging part is already over. Now, the time has come for the exciting part. The one that will allow you to settle in finally. And, what is it that you have to do? Well, you have to get down to sprucing up your new Florida home and make it truly yours!
Do not worry – this is neither going to be complex nor stressful. Well, it will be neither of those if you follow our tips and tricks. Thus, without further ado, here is some advice on simple home updos you can do this spring. Keep on reading to find out more.
Give Your Walls Some Love
Changing the colors of your walls is a killer way to spruce up your new Florida home without spending too much time or money. It is also a great way to get rid of that previous owner’s “scent.” So, choose your favorite colors and paint those walls. If you are not sure which colors you should choose, go for something neutral. Or, an even better idea – go for pastel colors. Pastel wall colors are trendy nowadays, and you can find them in almost all common home styles in Florida.
Another great way to give your walls and your interior some love is to add a statement wall here and there. It would be best to choose a wall not hidden by furniture or any lamps, paintings, etc. You can, for example, paint just that wall in some playful color, draw some patterns on it, or glue some wallpaper. Changing the color of just one wall can make a huge difference.
Replace the Old Hardware
If you are moving into a home that has been lived in for a long time, you will probably come across many old hardware pieces. Various appliances, faucets, door handles, cabinet knobs, etc., are just some of the hardware items you can replace and thus contribute to sprucing up your new Florida home instantly.
If replacing the appliances seems impossible now (for money reasons), you can change those previously mentioned door handles and cabinet knobs. For example, you can find some trendy-looking handles and knobs and make them match the rest of your furniture and the overall idea of the room. However, keep in mind that matching is not a must! Do not be afraid to mix and match the materials.
Bring in a New Rug
There is something about those rugs – they bring definition and warmth to every room. So, if you were looking for ways to redefine and warm up your new home, consider adding a rug. It does not have to be anything big nor luxurious. Even a small rug under the coffee table, for example, can make a massive impact on the overall look of the room.
Of course, the color and the patterns on the rug are important, but, keep an eye on the placement too. If you want to be different, then think outside of the box. Try laying the rug diagonally. Play around with the position of your carpet if you are not in a hurry to move in. Rugs can spruce up both your new house and your new ‘old’ house. Rugs can be art pieces too! So, do not neglect them.
Go Easy on the Furniture
It goes without saying that we live in the age of materialism. That is, all of us love buying too much stuff – both clothing and household items. So, if you are like the rest of us, you probably have tons of furniture and household knick-knack laying all-around your home. Those items do provide comfort and even security, but you can be better off without them, especially when living in Florida!
Thus, go easy on your furniture. Ditch the pieces you do not absolutely need. If doing this is hard, go for a “test run.” Rent a storage unit nearby and put the excessive furniture pieces and other belongings there. You can organize the whole unit in no time, but what you can also do in no time is create a breathable home. If you like what you see (and how you feel), you can later sell or donate the items you have placed in your storage unit.
Update Your Window Treatments
Window treatments are, in a way, frames of the inside of your home. They define everything. Thus, changing the look of your window treatments is a great way to spruce up your new home. You can change the curtains, the blinds, the window sill, or the windows themselves. Moreover, whatever you decide to do, be sure that updating your window treatments is one of those popular features all buyers are looking for. So, if you choose to sell your Florida home one day, this will definitely increase the home’s value.
The possibilities of updating your window treatments are endless! For instance, you can try adding sheer flowy curtains – an excellent solution for Florida homes. Or, if you want some privacy, you can add some roman blinds. And, if you want both, combine the two. There are no rules here, as long as everything flows together. Do not be afraid to play around with your curtains!
Change Up Your Pillows, Throws, and Bedding
You would be amazed at what a change of simple things like pillows, throws, and bedding, can do to your home. You can update every room in your new Florida home by investing only in cushions for the living room and bedding for the bedrooms. Your rooms will go from old and unstylish to new, comfortable, and trendy.
The best part about this sprucing-up idea is that it does not cost much, nor will it take you a lot of your time and energy. All you have to do is go to your nearest homeware store and find some nice-looking pillows, throws, and bedding sets. Again, do not be afraid to mix and match, and sprucing up your new Florida home will be a piece of cake!