As the world enters its third winter with COVID-19, it’s time to make a few more changes to your London home. No matter the size, a couple of strategic improvements can make your living space healthier and keep you and your family happier during downtimes at the homestead.
A Fresh Coat of Paint to Brighten Things Up
If you haven’t already, paint your walls with colours that make you happy. A few home decorating experts agree white is the way to go, as it’s a clean colour that reflects light. Additionally, it clears visual clutter and can help you feel more relaxed, something that’s vital during the pandemic.
But don’t be afraid to go bold and add pops of colour. For example, reds, yellows, or oranges can add a festive touch. You may consider complementary colours such as blue and yellow to create high contrast, which will help your rooms feel bigger.
Replace Your Living Room Furniture
If you’re feeling a little cramped in your living room, it might be time to replace the old furniture with something new. Do you have a large family? Consider a sectional couch that can keep everyone comfortable on movie night.
If you prefer something quieter, such as spending a chilly Friday night curling up with a good book in front of the fireplace, go for accent chairs instead.
Prepare an Outdoor Escape for the Spring
Start planning a garden or other outside area where you can enjoy nature and relax in London’s summer sun. You might want to hire a landscaper to help you make the outdoor space even better.
Customize your outside space to fit your lifestyle. Do you enjoy entertaining? If so, consider an outdoor kitchen with a grill and seating area, so you don’t have to leave your guests while preparing food. It can be complex planning this on your own, so choosing landscape design services that use 3D rendering software might make it easier to visualize the space and make a final decision.
Create the Perfect Indoor Reading Nook
You’re going to need some downtime. Fortunately, there are many ways to spend time inside your home. The key is thinking outside the box and not just watching movies or playing video games all day long. Instead, create a cosy reading nook where you can curl up with a new book.
Place comfortable chairs in the corner of your living room, preferably near windows, so you can read and also enjoy your view. Use decorative pillows to create a sense of cosiness, and add some throws if it gets chilly at night or on one of London’s notorious rainy days.
Add a Fitness Area to Your Home
Lastly, don’t forget to add a place in the house where everyone can exercise. Some exercise equipment, such as elliptical machines and treadmills, can keep your family healthy during downtime, and they’re also stylish additions that fit into any home.
Make Your Home Cosier This Winter
You can improve your living space with changes from simple DIY options, such as painting your walls and replacing furniture, to adding a fitness area. For help, contact Designed to Sell Homestaging to create a happy home for you and your family.