When you search for home improvements, you will undoubtedly have had advice such as wallpapering and investing in new furniture. The problem is that it is all a bit boring and mundane, especially when to make a house feel like a home, it needs a touch of personalisation. That is why below we have listed five of our favourite home improvement ideas that you may not have thought of that all of the family will love.
Add Art to the Walls
Adding a touch of creativity to your walls is a great way to bring a warm homely feeling to your home. Whether you look to buy in stunning paintings or get the whole family involved in making their own creations. Young children are sure to love getting stuck in with this and will take great pride in seeing their art proudly displayed in the house. As they grow up, their designs will be the ultimate keepsake as a reminder of their childhood.
Make the Children’s Bedroom Fun
For families with young children, it is important to make their bedrooms as fun as possible. This is their space and you should allow their creativity to run wild. Do not get hung up on traditional designs, as there will be plenty of time for their bedrooms to be turned into their own private study when they are teenagers. Invest in fun furniture such as bunk beds, especially if the room is shared, and toys designed to stay in their bedrooms. Not only does this provide a fun place for your children to play in, allowing them to have almost free rein in their room should help to keep the rest of the house in order (in theory, anyway).
Installing artificial grass in the garden is great for a number of reasons, not least for families with active children that love to run around and play. Real grass can result in muddy clothes and dirt all through the house – with a synthetic surface, there are no such issues. On top of this, having artificial grass also completely eliminates the necessity for a lawnmower. This means that in the summer when the sun is shining, you won’ have to worry about the grass growing. Instead, you can sit back and relax and work on your tan in a low-maintenance yet highly attractive garden.
Whether outside in the garden or placed in various rooms inside the house, getting creative with the plant pots that you use is a great way to inject colour into your home. Most homemakers settle for a generic plant pot design and stick to it for all of their flowers. Think outside of the box and embrace individuality. In fact, this is another area where the children can get involved with their own designs and spruce up your plant pots.
Lastly, with so much time and effort spent on the inside of the home, it can be easy to forget about the outside – and we are not talking about the garden. Consider giving your front door a fresh lick of paint, a new knocker and, if you have not already, an outside light to illuminate your house to visitors in the evenings. Other decorations that you can place outside are garden gnomes that can sit in the front garden or just by the door, flower beds along the side of the house and a small fence and gate at the top of your walkway.