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6 Details That Are Probably Making Your Home Look Ugly

Because the devil really is in the details

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When it comes to creating and maintaining a home, none of us are able to see to every single detail, so it’s inevitable that there are certain aspects that we might miss out on.

Unfortunately, even tiny details in the home that we may not normally pay a lot of attention to can make our space look less appealing to be in. Here are some of those details—and easy tips on how to make them right.


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An unmade bed

Though making the bed right after you wake up may seem like such an unimportant task, an unmade bed is just plain messy and ugly. Simply straightening out your sheets and returning your pillows to their proper place will make your bedroom look much more put-together. Also, when you come home at night to a neatly-made bed, it’s going to be much easier to feel relaxed.

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READ: Here's How To Make Your Bed in 60 Seconds Or Less

Clutter

Having some clutter at home is perfectly normal, even necessary, since we own a lot of different things that we use on a daily basis. That being said, make sure to keep your clutter to a minimum, and to store them properly. Pieces of junk randomly strewn everywhere make a space look unkempt and not properly taken care of.


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Poor lighting

If you’re in the process of finishing your home, you may not think that lighting is that important, but it truly is. More than just helping build the atmosphere in a room and adding plenty of visual interest, the right kind of lighting can also help you save more money and power. Simply swapping cool white bulbs to warm white bulbs can make your home look much more inviting, and using all-LED bulbs will help you save on energy.

READ: Expert-Approved Lighting Tips For a Beautiful Home

Dirty windows

It’s inevitable to get a few scratches and bits of dirt and debris on your windows, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the time to clean them up every once in a while. Clean windows help greatly in making a home look well-maintained.

READ: This is How To Properly Clean Your Windows


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Wires and cords left out in the open

It seems that every major appliance we have at home comes with wires, so it’s unavoidable that they have to be left exposed. Luckily, there are plenty of tools you can buy to keep those wires hidden, so that the sense of clutter in your space is lessened; or you might want to consider building a double wall for your entertainment system. Also, keeping your wires concealed can reduce the risk of tripping over them and other accidents.

READ: 5 Creative Ways To Hide Household Eyesores

Lack of indoor plants

Self-confessed black-thumbed people may not think it’s such a good idea to put plants in their home, but even just a few potted greens can add literal life to your space. You don’t even have to buy actual plants if you don’t know how to care for them or won’t have the time to tend to them; you can go for faux plants instead, which can make your home look just as stunning.

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READ: Where To Buy Fake Plants That Almost Look Real

Source: Apartment Therapy

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