Having a home with character is something almost everyone dreams about. A home with a pedigree and a story attached to it is romantic, and it is something that many seek out for their ‘forever’ home. So, if you think that your home has some overlooked character that you want to bring out (or you want to give it some more character if it is looking a little bit like everything else), you might want some tips on how you can show its best side.
There are a lot of reasons why you might want to do this, for instance, if you are thinking of selling up or you want to put some work into it to turn it into your forever home. Either way, you might want to look into these tips to make sure that you are truly revealing that beautiful personality within your home.
#1 Wooden flooring
First on the list, you are going to want to invest in wooden flooring, something that is very likely to bring out any character in even the simplest of rooms. From adding a little bit of rustic spice to making it feel a lot more like ‘home’, wooden flooring can bring out some beautiful character and aesthetics within your property. Regardless of how much style and character it adds, you might also be interested in the practical benefits of real wood flooring, including just how easy it is to keep clean and the health benefits that it has over using carpets.
Once you have the flooring, you are likely to want to explore the beauty to be found in rugs. They are an exceptional addition to any home due to their huge range in size and colors. It can add a beautiful accent to the room and provide a point of focus - it can also be a great way to make a quick and easy change if you don’t like the look of the rug or you want to try something a little different. If you don’t want to commit to a carpet, rugs are a great alternative. They are also more hygienic as they are so much easier to clean.
If your property has some untapped potential or overlooked curiosity, you should highlight it, and the easiest and most effective way to do this would be through the creative use of lighting. It doesn’t distract the eye, but it helps items to stand out – so if your home has some lovely ornamental features on the outside, invest in some outdoor spotlighting to bring them out when the sun goes down. Have a look at what you might find to be nice for interior décor, too, such as wall lights and motion sensor lights.
#4 The property’s exterior
Although briefly touched on above, you are going to want to make sure that the exterior of your property gets some love, too, especially if you are selling it. You are going to want to make sure that you are investing in what your realtor is going to refer to as ‘curb appeal’. This can mean creating some lawn or driveway edging, looking into the landscaping, or making sure that your garden and your house work together really well. You might feel that this is a lot more effort than it is worth, but you don’t want to have people decline a viewing at your property because the front yard looks a state.
Finally, you are going to want to ensure that your front door makes a good impression, and it can be a great way to bring out character within your property. You might find your current front door looks good enough; however, you should look into making sure that your front door is economical and isn’t letting heat out of your home. Getting a new front door that looks great is also a benefit. This adds to curb appeal, as mentioned above, which can make it an even better investment.
A few final thoughts
There are a lot of ways that you can help your home make the most of its character or bring something to the center of attention that has often been overlooked. You can do this by using rugs to help you keep rooms looking fresh, using lighting to highlight key areas of your property, or investing in the exterior of your building to help generate curb appeal. To enhance this, look into a new door to boost the appeal of your home, and use wood floors to bring out a rustic, comfortable feeling and reap the many benefits there are to real wood floors.