It’s not secret that the key to a great family home is hard work. We’re not just talking about the relationships either. The building itself needs to be maintained and looked after. It’s far cheaper to maintain a home than it is to completely have to replace aspects of it. With that said, it can be difficult to know what jobs to tackle ourselves, and which to leave to the experts. So if you’re updating your interiors here’s a guide to doing it yourself, and getting help…
Liven Up The Living Room
     The family room, front room, living room, whatever you want to call it, this is a hugely important room in the house. It’s the room where you’re most likely to do your socializing, but it’s also the place where the whole family can come together to hang out. That’s often the problem, a living room can end up being too formal and too informal. If you’re looking to give your living area some TLC remember that it has to serve two functions, chill out space and entertaining area.
     The good news is that you can modify the living room yourself, as long as you don’t mind some DIY. There are some great and easy ways to update your furnishings. Family portraits are nice but they can feel too formal. Instead, why not frame a photograph you took whilst on holiday? This is still personal but feels more relaxed than a posed portrait. To make the room ready to entertain fake your way to paneled walls. It’s easy to frame walls with some stencils and this will add some dimension and luxury to a space without going overboard.


Create An Ambient Kitchen
Kitchens are often neglected. We see them as a place that has to be fit for function. Whilst this is true, kitchens can be beautiful as well as practical and functional. There are some simple changes you can make yourself, and others which you’ll need the experts for. Lighting is an amazing way to improve the atmosphere of a room. The way a room is lit can have a serious impact on your mood. Companies like Captain Electric are able to fit new electrical systems for you, as well as lighting control systems. This allows you to control the feel of individual rooms. Try positioning a light fitting over the dining room table. This helps to create atmosphere in a room. Copper rimmed lightshades also bring warmth to a room too.


There are some things you can do yourself to amp up the ambiance in the kitchen. Try adding some potted herbs to a windowsill. Plants are said to improve our moods, and they’re also aesthetically pleasing. Similarly, some kitchen accessories like a corkboard or chalkboard are good additions too.
 


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04/23/2017 4:50am

The family room, front room, living room, whatever you want to call it, this is a hugely important room in the house. It’s the room where you’re most likely to do your socializing, but it’s also the place where the whole family can come together to hang out. That’s often the problem, a living room can end up being too formal and too informal.

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