Christmas is the expectation of magic, winter aromas, gifts in bright rustling packaging all over the country. And most importantly – a reason to get together. To enjoy this pleasant holiday, you need to prepare well for it. And not just presents and decoration, but a house too. Here is the list of the most important home improvements that need to be done before Christmas. Celebrate Christmas and New Year without fuss – we will help you with it!
Of course, a complete replacement of the flooring is not our option. The cheapest, easiest, and fastest solution is to lay the linoleum directly on the old flooring (concrete or wood flooring). If there is old, worn linoleum on the floor, it can be covered with acrylic or oil paint.
If the apartment has a wooden floor, and it is in normal condition, then it can be varnished.
Want it even easier? – Buy a new carpet or a few small rugs. The carpet will immediately transform the space and renew it.
Changing textiles is the most miraculous, quick, simple, cheap, and effective way to radically transform a space without investing in repairs.
First, there are curtains. Experiment with window decor, it plays a big role in the design of the entire room. By purchasing light modern curtains, you will make the interior energetic and bright. Alternatively, you can create a relaxed mood by using heavier and more elegant fabrics. Try coloured curtains, play with asymmetry, attach different tiebacks, and hang accessories on them. Also, using curtains, you can zone the space.
Textiles will prepare your home for the holiday, create the right atmosphere, and bring a sense of novelty. No need to buy a new sofa or chair – all you need are some pretty and soft pillows with a bold print.
With the help of lighting, you can create a special atmosphere in the room, zone space, place accents, and divert attention from not the most beautiful places.
Often, designers recommend creating a bunch of identical lamps and hanging them instead of the old large chandelier. Or you can hang them close to each other.
Pay special attention to the sidelight. Buy a new floor lamp, sconce, table lamp. They will add cosiness and softness to the room. You can change the lampshade. And a freestanding lamp with an interesting design can create a point of attraction. It will also be great to make the lighting on the shelf with figurines or other accessories.
If you have a problem in the bathroom, no decorating will help you. In an amicable way, you can’t do without cosmetic repairs.
Remove old tiles and paint the walls with moisture-resistant paint.
As decor, you can buy a cute curtain and a bath mat, hang a new shelf for shampoos and cosmetics, replace the toilet seat in the toilet.
To make your kitchen cleaner and tidier, replace your kitchen backsplash. In this case, you don’t need to change the tiles, you can glue on special panels.
Self-adhesive film with stylish prints is also perfect for transforming the kitchen. This is one of the most inexpensive materials that can camouflage problem areas without radical changes. It can be used to glue over old tiles, kitchen furniture, refrigerator and everything else.
Walls and Ceiling
Freshly painted walls and ceiling will bring life to your space. If you don’t feel like messing with paint, you can use the wallpaper, or leave it to the experts. Professional painters in Sydney will help you out in no time. Just choose the right colour and don’t be afraid to experiment. You can paint one wall a bright, interesting colour and it will make a big difference in the whole interior.
A lot of Australians often forget about the seemingly inconspicuous grilles under the ceiling. However, even such, at first glance, little things can play a big role. At a minimum, the grates should be cleaned or washed. If you repaint them in bronze or in tone with other elements of the room design, it can be great decoration! If you don’t feel like painting, try replacing the ventilation grill with a more interesting and stylish one.
There is no reason to buy new doors, so we will be engaged in updating and refreshing old ones. For this, the interior doors will have to be painted. White is the most versatile colour, goes well with almost everything, but is slightly banal. You can try painting the doors black. This will camouflage cracks and scratches and create contrast.
In the nomination “the warmest and cosiest family holiday of the year” Christmas undoubtedly wins. For this day to bring light and joy to your home, you need to properly prepare it for the following season. By following our advice, you certainly will. Good luck and have a Merry Christmas!