Posted on September 3, 2021 in Be Inspired

With the weather finally starting to warm up, it’s clear to see that some welcome change is on the way – and what better place to start than at home? Whether you’ve recently moved into a new home, or you’re well settled into your forever home, adding some fresh touches can help you enjoy your space even more.

We’ve put together some of our top home design tips to freshen up your home, from quick and easy fixes to long-term changes. Take a look and be inspired!

Start with a good clean

When it comes to design inspiration for your home, you want to be sure you’re starting with a clean slate. To do this, it’s time to de-clutter! Set aside a chunk of time (or even over a weekend) to give your house a good clean and sort through your accessories. Make sure to file away anything important while you go.

Is there anything you’ve fallen out of love with, or doesn’t match your new style? Then consider selling anything you don’t need online, donating it to your local op shop, or heading to your local Buy Nothing group to give it a new loving home.

Rearrange your rooms

Rearranging the furniture in a room can have a huge impact with very little time and effort required. Make sure you have help if you’re planning on moving heavy pieces around. It also helps to plan out your space before you start moving furniture, which can save you some serious effort down the line.

Add some greenery

Indoor plants can really help to brighten up your space – and there are so many to choose from! If you don’t have much of a green thumb, don’t worry. Many varieties of indoor plants, like succulents or small palms, don’t need a lot of TLC. Head to your local Garden Centre to see what’s right for you.

There are also a huge range of plant pot designs available that can add pops of colour and personality to any room. Just make sure you’re investing in quality potting mix to give your indoor plants the best start in life.

Invest in some new wall art

Wall art plays a big role in interior design, adding warmth and character to every room. With so many options available, like big canvas prints, or fun gallery walls that you can switch out every few months, the choices are endless.

Home designs in Perth are often filled with inspiration when it comes to artwork. Check out our display homes to see how the right artwork can truly bring a room together.

Add a fresh coat of paint

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for tired walls. From bold feature walls, to crisp white walls that create a feeling of light and space, a few hours with a paintbrush can make a real impression. Or, why not go bold with a bright front door?

Just make sure to do your research first, before you head to the hardware store. Pick up a few paint swatches or even grab a sample pot of your chosen colour to make sure it will work in your home.

Treat yourself to new bedding

It’s very easy to become attached to the same sheets and quilt cover if they’ve served you well over the years. But if the time is right, then consider changing them up for a fresh new look. With so many amazing sales, it’s easy to find the right combination – making it a cost-effective way to add some new style to your bedroom.

Give your garden some attention

With the sun shining more and more each day, your garden will soon be in full bloom again. Give it a helping hand by removing any weeds, adding some mulch, pruning away any dead leaves and fertilising where necessary. If you’re lucky enough to have a big back garden, consider bringing in a gardener to help you spruce up your space and do all the hard work for you.

Accessories, accessories, accessories

The right accessories can go a very long way in your home. If you’ve changed up the paint colour or wall art in a room, consider also changing up your accessories, too. Maybe add a new throw in a different colour, try a new rug to tie the room together, or simply add some candles or flowers to add colour. Better still, you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve the look you want.

Let the sunshine in

An easy way to freshen up your home is to open up the doors and windows and let some light and fresh air fill your space. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make – not only to your home, but to your wellbeing, too.

If heavy window coverings are getting in the way of you making the most of the natural light, this might also be a good time to consider some new blinds or shutters.

Refresh your bathroom

The bathroom is often overlooked, yet it’s one of the most important spaces to relax and recharge in the home. Treat yourself to an easy bathroom refresh by swapping out your shower curtain, investing in some new storage solutions, or indulging in some new bath towels. A deep clean of your bathroom space can also work wonders, too.

We hope these home design tips were helpful! If you want to see some more home design ideas in Perth, then make sure to visit one of our display homes. With heaps of interior design inspiration, you’re sure to find a style that suits you – and even more ideas to try out. You can find more information on our GO Homes displays right here.