6 Must-Have Items if You Want to Quickly Improve the Appearance of Your Home

6 Must-Have Items if You Want to Quickly Improve the Appearance of Your Home

Yes, home is where the heart is; we all know this. But your home is also a demonstration of who you are to the outside world—a slideshow of what you value and cherish. We want our homes to represent us to the world, so we have to shape them to fit us, and luckily, this is not something that is time-gated, and you can keep improving and adding to your house over time. Now, although you want your home to represent your unique vision and style, you might still require some assistance in really shaping and molding it properly. That is where we step in. Allow us to give you a few pointers for turning your home into something marvelous. 

Dark Paint

Let us start simple, and more or less at the foundation. The paint. Do we ever really even think about the paint? Do we even notice it? We are so used to the basic white that we almost filter it out. Let us change that. Go for a darker style, and apply this new idea to as many things as you can, starting with the paint on the walls. Dark colors bring out a flair of sophistication and drama, but if you are one for opening up the space and making it appear larger, then yes, you may want to go for light and airy walls instead. Nevertheless, gray, dark navy or even black paint will add a bold and glamorous air that will really stand out, making the whole house just seem elegant and expensive, especially in smaller rooms.


You would not believe how much of a difference good curtains can make, framing, lighting, and vibe; it’s incredible. And if you really want to go that extra mile, take a look at these custom curtains so that your ground zero starts with the highest quality possible. Heavy velvet curtains, for example, are going to make not only the windows but also the whole room look opulent and elegant, affecting even the light that shines through the windows, while warmer-colored curtains are perfect for a summer, energetic vibe. Whatever your preference, you can quickly get them set up and watch their effect on the room.

Candles and Mirrors

Candles are quite cool. Scented candles and diffusers may get you almost there since they add flavor and atmosphere to any room. Candles, with their flickering flames and gentle fragrance, are a must-have for any list like this. In addition, you can acquire them pretty much anywhere at a low price. Today, hanging mirrors on your walls is a terrific way to add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your house since they not only look amazing but also allow more light to penetrate the room, transforming what was once a dark and dreary space into a cheery and attractive living area. Candles and mirrors—don’t forget them.

Kitchen Countertop

Yes, this may seem a bit weird at a quick glance, but think about it. Countertops are an integral part of any kitchen’s function and style, making a big visual statement and physically having to withstand things like food preparation, spills, and frequent cleaning. So if you have quality cabinetry but your countertops are an affront to the eyes or are difficult to effectively maintain, then it is time to invest in new countertops. There are many materials to choose from, and you should carefully make a decision after having examined all your options, but you can’t go wrong with something like quartz, which offers both a fresh look while also making your kitchen easier to maintain and more functional. 

Plants and Co

Bringing in some greenery and blooming flowers may do wonders for a room’s aesthetic. As an added bonus, houseplants have been shown to improve people’s mental health and reduce carbon monoxide levels. Get your favorite vase from the back of the cabinet where it has been collecting dust, give it a good washing, and then arrange some bright blooms in it to give your otherwise boring space an instant dose of exoticism. If you’re lucky enough to have friends who have a green thumb, you may get cuttings from their plants and save yourself the expense of a major remodel by using a few bags of compost. Now if you really don’t want to deal with real plants and have the opposite of a green thumb, it’s fine if you go for the alternative; just avoid really plastic-looking, obviously fake plants, as you and everyone else will be able to notice the difference, and they can actually be detrimental to the whole atmosphere.


This one is a no-brainer for any science-fiction or 80s fan; neon is absolutely awesome. You can add an LED neon sign or those LED strips to practically any room for very little cost, and they create an atmosphere that is glorious to behold. They look fantastic in any room and come in a heap of styles, sizes, and colors, which you can often change with the press of a button. Neon makes the room really pop and gives it an opulent look and feel. You can go for a simple single-word neon sign or systems that light up the whole house, making it look like it’s Christmas every day or anything in between. Versatility is perhaps the best thing about this; you can go from as affordable and simple as you want to as expensive and complicated, and it is pretty much impossible to make it look bad, so no matter what you end up going for, it is an upgrade. 


Yes, again, a little unconventional at first glance, but you would be surprised at how many people don’t even think about this simple thing. Pillows and cushions add so much to any seating area, but most people don’t even notice their presence until the pillows are gone and they suddenly notice how stiff and uncomfortable they are sitting. So add some comfortable, fluffy, and discreet cushions to your seating areas, and not only is there now more comfort, but also more visual texture and detail. 

Your home should almost be an extension of you, representing who you are and what you feel is important—a reflection if you will. But not everyone has the money for a full renovation or the will for that much work, and actually, it is not even necessary. There are plenty of inexpensive, clever little ways and things you can use to make the whole house look and feel that much better.

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