In 2020 even moving into this year, many people will be spending more time at home than ever before. Even with the vaccines being rolled out and lockdown due to come to an end soon, it’s going to be a long time before we’re out and about in the way we used to be. As a result, go spending more time indoors staring at the same four walls, a lot of people have already decided to upgrade their homes in various ways, but the trend doesn’t seem to be stopping. Some people are choosing to invest the money they would have spent on an expensive foreign holiday on their homes. And with foreign holidays still pretty much ruled out now for 2021, we thought we’d give homeowners a few luxurious home improvement ideas to help them wash away those lockdown blues.
1. Colour Co-Ordination
A fresh colour scheme could bring a whole new life to your home. Examine the permanent features that you don’t want to change and use that as a baseline for your colour scheme. Warm colours such as red and brown can make a room feel more comforting and alive while more subtle colours are great for living spaces such as kitchens and living rooms.
One of the thrills of going away that nobody ever seems to talk about it filing a brand new wardrobe. So why not replicate that luxury hotel wardrobe experience by investing in a walk-in wardrobe for your bedroom?
3. Treat Yourself
New appliances can give your home a little extra feeling of modernity. That fancy coffee machine you’ve been keeping your eye on for years but have never pulled the trigger on? Go for it. And what about investing in a proper wood-fired pizza oven and giving yourself that authentic Mediterranean experience without leaving the comfort of your home. Remember, however, that when buying multiple appliances, mismatched gadgets often make a room seem cheap. So, going back to what we mentioned earlier, always colour co-ordinate!
4. Let There Be Light
Lighting isn’t just a utility; it’s an aesthetic feature in its own right. Lighting sets the tone and can make a room feel either comfortable or uninviting. Bring in more lighting to rooms that feel a little dull and work with ways to accentuate the natural lighting where possible. The light fixtures themselves will also have a major impact on the luxury vibe of your home. Maybe a steampunk chandelier could bring a whole new vibe to the lounge? Or maybe something more minimalist like a pendant light would work? It’s up to you.
5. Don’t Go Overboard
Finally, don’t buy everything and anything just because you can. Too much can be just as bad as not enough, after all, and home improvement doesn’t just mean filling every room with junk!