How to Make Your House Look Less Cluttered
Spring brings new opportunities to gain a fresh start in life and in your home. Whether you have a little or a lot of clutter, the invasion of one’s space with excess junk can make you feel restricted or even worse – trapped. When you clear out clutter (both the clutter you can see and the stuff that you keep hidden away) it’s like giving your home a mini makeover without investing a whole lot of time and money.
Spring Cleaning Tips to Declutter Your Home
The concept of spring cleaning can feel a bit daunting, but when you break it down into steps, it’s a pretty quick and relatively easy process! We’ve put together these helpful tips to make spring cleaning easy, so you can get started on transforming your space and making it seem fresh and new.
1. Everyone has a little bit of clutter. Removing the larger pieces first will give you room to access the smaller items and reduces the volume of objects taking up your space. Start with the big items and work your way down.
2. Pare down your rooms, closets and cupboards. Hidden spots in your home are more likely to become a safe haven for junk. Everyone has that junk drawer/room – here’s your chance to clear it out.
3. Is your closet filled to the brim? Try simplifying your closet with an initial purge. This includes wardrobe pieces you know you will never wear again. From there work your way down to pieces you might wear. If you haven’t worn the item in 6 months there’s a good chance it should be donated.
4. Share the wealth! Let your family and friends know you’ve got items to give away. There might be furniture or household items you’ve been on the fence about for a while that someone close to you might really need. Giving away non-essential pieces is a great way of shedding excess clutter and helping others.
5. Clean out that storage closet. Seems like a no brainer, but if you have a hard time letting go of items, this is the place to find those items you’re currently on the fence about. Pull everything out and go through it one by one. This will give you a change to reorganize the items you want to keep as you put them away, and you can set aside anything you don’t need to hang onto.
6. If you find decluttering difficult, that’s understandable. Ask for help! Sometimes everyone needs a little support letting go. If you can’t do it alone, ask someone to make the decision for you. If heavy lifting or disposal is difficult for you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to remove your items for you.
7. Moving forward, adopt the one in, one out rule; in other words, get rid of something every time you purchase something new. This eliminates the rebuilding of clutter and helps you manage your purchases. If you want to be even more efficient, only purchase items you are replacing.
Wall colors to make your room look bigger
Once the decluttering portion is done, consider upgrading your space with a fresh coat of paint. When you choose the right color, you can really open up the space even more and make it feel clean, fresh, and cozy.
If you’re dealing with a small space, you have a ton of great options in terms of color. Check out our recommendations for the best paint colors for small rooms. The good news is, changing up your paint color can have the same effect in any sized room. If you’re wondering what paint colors make a room look bigger, we’ve got you covered!
There’s a good chance your most lived-in spaces have the most visual clutter. We’re not talking about clutter in a bad way—it’s things like loaded bookcases, plants, wall art, etc. In these spaces, you’re better off going with a more pronounced color. It doesn’t have to be dark—you just want to go with something that’s a little more visually interesting than beige or white. This helps draw the attention away from the furniture and “cluttered” spaces and makes it look more open and put together. Spaces like these are also perfect for a bright pop of color from a statement wall or door—by creating a bold focal point in the room, you can help to take focus away from the busier parts of your room.
On the other side of things, if you have a room with not a ton of stuff in it that is easier to keep nice and tidy, go for lighter colors. In these minimalist spaces, simple neutrals like cream or white and lighter pastel tones highlight the furniture and decorative elements of the room. It’s a great way to make your room feel bigger.
In general, it’s always a good idea to pick your paint colors from the furniture in your room, especially if you have a smaller space. To help things blend in, pull your wall color from the largest piece of furniture in your room. For example, if you have a gray sofa, try a lighter shade of gray on the walls to help bring it all together. This really helps make the room feel larger and pulls the focus away from just one piece of furniture.
When you’re ready to paint your home to make it feel more open and free from clutter, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING is ready to help. Your house could have a fresh new look, in just 1 day. To see it for yourself, book your free, no-obligation estimate today!