Thursday, February 2, 2017 / by Jason Huval
Just bought a new home in Austin or looking to change the mood of your current one? Consider these 4 DIY improvements to give your home more personality!
Nothing sets the ambiance of a home like lighting! An instant change in mood can be achieved by replacing basic or old light fixtures with new, more modern fixtures. Adding a more sophisticated lighting system to a home can also give you the power to control the intensity of light and shift the character of any room. With this seemingly simple step, your Austin home just took on an entirely different setting and mood!
Furniture can be bulky and take up unnecessary space. Pieces like cabinets and side tables can make your home feel bulky and less spacious. Consider adding floating shelves to your home to free up the space! Floating shelving can be ordered in patterns and come made of various materials adding another look and texture to your home. Consider adding these in addition to removing the clutter of bulky furniture and the next thing you know you’ve got a spacious setting!
Color and Accents
Don’t be the only individual in Austin with blank white walls and no personality! An easy way to combat this is to paint an accent wall and then reinforce this accent color with other objects in the room. For example, painting one wall in your home a certain color and using the aforementioned floating shelves on a contrasting wall can have your home looking sharp and in-style!
That one special item!
Every individual in Austin is unique and their home should identify with that! Everyone should have that one piece in their house that makes it their home! It can be a family heirloom, a leg-shaped lamp, or some abstract art on the wall! Whatever it is, own it and try and center your home around it! Not only will it make your home have its own mystique, but it can also serve as a great conversation piece for any guests you have over! Check out a local pawn shop or even attend a local estate auction to find something special while saving on costs!
The city of Austin, Texas definitely has a certain style to it. It’s what drives droves of individuals to move here each and every single day. Consider touching up on just one these simple steps to turn that house into a home and keep Austin weird!