Home Improvement

4 Easy Ways to Update the Look of Your Home

You can make a difference with new knobs, drawer pulls, and pillows!

Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

Moving your furniture around and mixing up your accessories can do wonders for your space. Stand in the middle of your home or room and see if there are pieces that can be transferred to other areas. Don't be afraid to experiment to see what will work for your home.

Here are a few ideas that you can try to jazz up your interiors:

Replace pulls and knobs

Check your cabinets and drawers. If the pieces look old, you can instantly liven these up by changing knobs and pulls. Simply unscrew the old ones and replace it with stylish pieces. Vist hardware stores for colorful knobs that you can use. Just make sure that these match the colors of your furniture and interiors.

Upgrade the tiles

Dirty tiles in the bathroom or kitchen are big no-nos! You can make your tiles look brand new again by cleaning and repainting it. Using sandpaper, sand down the tile until the gloss is removed. Once done, clean the tile with soap and water to remove the remaining dust residue. Apply a coat or two of tile primer, and once it's dry, you can now use a roller to paint the area.

READ: Kitchen and Bathroom Tile Repaint

Swap light fixtures

Are you still using old bulbs at home? Replace them with LED lights! These are eco-friendly and can help lower down your electric bill, too. 

Aside from changing lights, you can also move your lighting fixtures around. If you have an old lamp that's sitting in the storage room for years, you may want to use it in your bedroom or home office. Got a chandelier in your bedroom? Why not put it in the dining area instead?

Change old linens

Buying a new mattress or bed frame is quite expensive. To brighten up your bedroom, you may choose to invest in soft furnishings like pillows and sheets. Opt for quality pieces by checking things like thread count. You can never go wrong with cotton as its one of the most preferred materials and it's easy to clean. If you're going for a more luxurious vibe at home, opt for Egyptian or Pima cotton.

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