No matter how stylish your home is, every home could use some freshening up from time to time. It keeps it looking lively, and it helps you feel more energized in it. Luckily, breathing life into your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune, as there are many unique and unusual ways to do so. Therefore, if you think your home could use some subtle updates that would bring it up to date, here are a few ideas that might inspire you.

Use decorative mirrors

Many people have mirrors only in their bathroom and bedroom, where they actually need them. In other words, they only use mirrors for practical purposes. However, mirrors can be great decorative elements, especially in smaller homes. If you position them properly, they would reflect light throughout the room and make it look both bigger and brighter. They can also fill in any empty wall space you might have, and they come in many different styles and sizes, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding mirrors that would fit your home perfectly.


Mix things up

There is nothing wrong with sticking to a certain design style, but all the best designers will tell you that the one thing that matters more than following the trends is being true to yourself. In other words, your home should reflect who you are. So, if you like mixing old and new, or cheap and expensive, by all means, go for it. Tell your own story by mixing up different periods or patterns. Just keep in mind that there should always be something connecting them, like a similar color or texture, so your home doesn’t end up looking kitsch.

Blend the indoors with the outdoors

If you live in a house with a big backyard, you should make sure that your interior is well connected to your exterior. For example, you can opt for nice sliding glass doors that would make your home look much more modern. Or, if your home is decorated in the rustic style, you can use classic stone pavers for your patio or pathways. It would give your home that homey rustic vibe, and it would make you feel relaxed and comfortable both inside your home and outside it.

Create more storage

Most of us always need more storage, whether it is for our never-ending collection of books, towels, beauty products, or magazines. Luckily, there are some simple ways to add more storage to your home and improve its appearance at the same time. Wicker baskets, for example, are a great choice. You can use them for storing any of the above, and they can be very homey and elegant. Imagine a couple of small wicker baskets on your kitchen counter with fresh fruit in them – there aren’t many things more welcoming and beautiful than that. You can also hang baskets from the ceiling and use them to store your children’s plush toys, for example.

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Use rugs to soften your floors

As beautiful and as easy to maintain as hardwood floors are, they don’t really represent comfort. This is why you should consider spicing up your living space with some soft throw rugs. They can be found in many different colors, textures, and sizes, and they would definitely add a dose of personality to your home. Not to mention that they are, after all, very functional as well. They would make your home warmer, and you can use them to emphasize the season too. For instance, you can use lighter tones and fabrics for warmer months, and softer fabrics for colder months. All in all, they are a great way to make any room a bit more stylish.

We all want to feel comfortable in our home, and that can be a challenge if your home is outdated or simply neglected. So, consider the listed tips, and think about different, unusual ways in which you could bring your home to life. It can be something as practical as creating more storage, or it can be something purely visual, like decorating with mirrors. Either way, with some creativity and effort, your home is bound to look as good as new. 

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