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16 Ways To Drastically Improve The Interior Of Your Home

If you have been living in your house for a while, the interior can get a little boring as you have become accustomed to it. Sprucing the interior of your house is a great way of improving your home life as well as giving you that change of scenery you may need.

Each of the suggestions and/or products mentioned on this list are suggested by a Fupping contributor.

#1 Accessorize

A quick trip to the store for new pillows, throws and rugs can pull together color in a room to add color and transform a space.

Contributors: Kelly Paulson from Your Color Consultant

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#2 Stay Neutral

A new coat of paint (neutral please!) will cover a multitude of sins. At a minimum take a magic eraser to your cabinets, baseboards and walls. New construction is booming and a ready-to-go home helps your property compete.

Contributors: Ashley Baillio, Realtor at The Keyes Company in Florida

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#3 Clean Your Carpets Or Polish Your Tiles

Your floors take a beating and can make a house look tired and even can cause bad smells. Floors always leave a lasting impression- make it positive.

Contributors: Ashley Baillio, Realtor at The Keyes Company in Florida

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#4 Tidy Up

I always ask my clients to declutter before listing a house. People fail to realize how the accumulation of little choochkies and knick knacks can crowd up a space and detract from the clean lines of a room. A simple clearing out and storing of some of your possessions can have a profound effect on putting your spaces best foot forward. As a rule of thumb, I tell me clients to remove between 25-50% of the items on their shelves, mantles, and closets to achieve a cleaner more streamlined look.

Contributors: William Fastow from TTR Sotheby's International Realty

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#5 Add Décor to your Walls

You’ll be amazed at the improvement from a couple paintings or signs.

Bonus tip: Don’t spend a lot of money on wall décor. Spend an hour or two checking out garage sales. You’ll find everything you need for less than $20.

Contributors: Josh Matteson from Lula

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#6 Mount Your Living Room TV On The Wall

This simple task provides a clean look while adding space to your living room. It’s one of the simplest tricks for immediately improving the feel of your home.

Contributors: Josh Matteson from Lula

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#7 Upgrade Your Trash Can Or Hide It

Upgrade your trash can or hide it. But be careful… you never want to have a trash can that’s hard to find.

Contributors: Josh Matteson from Lula

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#8 Organize Your Bookshelf

There are a number of different ways to do this, whether it’s color coordinating them or adding some decorations/bookends, this simple tip might not cost a penny.

Contributors: Josh Matteson from Lula

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#9 Install or Enlarge Windows or Skylights if Budget Allows

Natural light is one of the few aesthetic elements of your home that a talented interior designer can't fake. It's also close to or at the very top of most of my clients' wish lists. Why not give them what they want? Installing a casement window in the kitchen or tube skylight in a dark office, will make your buyer (and agent) very happy.

Contributors: Sarah Johnson from TheClose

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#10 The Importance of Clean Counters

Tidy closets and drawers are wonderful but one of the most important areas of your home to keep neat are your countertops. Kitchen counters are a dumping ground for everything, by everyone, in your home. Mail, keys, school work, notes about activities, receipts, checkbooks, and more get lost in piles on your counters if there’s no method to the madness. The first thing you need to do to control the clutter is designate an inbox for the paper items. If it’s paper, it needs to go here. Take a couple of minutes every day to sort through the inbox. Toss anything that can be thrown, file bills and important mail away in the office, and handle school work and permission slips right away. Anything with upcoming dates should be put into your main calendar system whether it’s electronic or an old school write-on calendar.

Contributors: Marty Basher  from Modular Closets

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#11 Hang Photos

Nothing makes you happier than seeing the smiling faces of your family and friends. You can decorate the wall with a variety of frames, or create a collage of all the photos that mean the most to you.

Contributors: Katy Brut from New York Furniture Outlets

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#12 Accent Wall

Oftentimes when thinking of an accent wall, the mind immediately goes to reclaimed wood. However, there are so many unique wood options and profiles, you can install something that really makes the room pop and fit your aesthetic. We have a blog post of many different options.

Contributors: Colleen Tatum from Water's Edge Woods

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#13 What a difference lighting makes

If you are looking for a simple way to improve how the interior of your home looks, there is nothing simpler than changing a few light bulbs. However, this simple action will make a huge difference. Just think of how different the colors in your interior look during the day versus at sunset. So switch out your light bulbs for warm yellow-toned ones to give your space a cozier, warmer feel. Or go for blue-white bulbs to add that clean, bright vibe to your home, which will not only make your space feel bigger but will also make you more productive.

Contributors: Arthur Smith from LEDwatcher

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#14 Crown Molding

Crown molding helps add dimension to the room. The 3-dimensional imagery draws the eye and adds class to any room. placed on the crease between the wall and the ceiling crown molding can be a quick and easy way to spruce the place up a bit.

Contributors: Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

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#15 Freshen The Place With Some New Paint

Often times it doesn’t even occur to you, but think of how you can completely change the complexion of a room with a fresh coat of paint. A good paint job can be the difference between a comforting room and an off-putting room.

Contributors: Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

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#16 Open Up Your Space with the Perfect Kitchen Wall Color

While the wall color for a kitchen is based around the decor, the general rule of thumb is to keep it light and neutral: think white, light blue, even pale yellow. These colors will make the room look bigger, bring light into the space, and will also make the kitchen look and feel clean. Don't forget that your kitchen is not only a room for entertaining but also a workspace that you want to keep looking at tidy as possible.

Contributors: Abra Landau of Fashion Furniture

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