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Because Home is a Feeling – on Home Makeovers on a Budget

21st November 2020
Because Home is a Feeling -Why do a home makeover?
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The reality on the ground is that these corona times have made many of us tighten our budgets and a high end home make over may not be a top priority for now.

However, one may crave a home make over to give their home a new lease of life during these corona times as we find ourselves spending most of our free time at home to curb the spread of the pandemic. This week we are going to discuss a few hacks that could give our homes a makeover on a budget.

Declutter
Anything that is broken, jaded, faded, outdated or that has not been used for the past or that holds no sentimental value should be gotten rid of or if in good quality given away. I realized I was in the hoarders club until I decided to make Decluttering a routine practice and then I realized how freer my home became as opposed to when it was full of junk.

Walls
Paint one wall of a room a different colour from the rest and make it a focal wall of the room. Create a memory wall in your home where you can put different artefacts or pictures reminding you of different generations/ members of your family, places that you have travelled to.
Use of classy wall paper to give your walls a unique and stylish finish.
Make one wall a brick wall.

Rearrange furniture
Changing the arrangement of furniture in your home can also bring a new lease of life.

Recycle or reupholster furniture

Other home make over ideas include
-Use of plants
-Use of portraits, murals, paintings, hanging ornaments
-Use of lamps and lampshades
-Use of lighting
-Mirrors -strategic use of mirrors can make a small house look bigger.
-Use of rugs and carpets
-Themed classy cutlery and crockery
-Changing curtains and sheers
-Change of bed linen, blankets, throws and duvets
-Change of shower curtains and towels

Care to share other simple ways of having a home make over?
We end the month of November 2020 next week on how to have the most important make over in a home; beyond walls, furniture, floors, paintings, decor and design- the makeover of the vibe and heart in a home. Because home is not just a place, but home is an experience and indeed a feeling.
‘Wacha niKwambie’

November 2020 – Because home is where the heart is and because home is a
feeling.
On home make overs

© Kwambie Nyambane,
November 2020

Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane is a Sales Force Effectiveness Manager in a leading bank in Kenya ‘by ', a passionate inspirational blogger 'by night'; and a wellness enthusiast championing healthy lifestyle choices. The founder and lead writer of this blog is a Bsc. Food Science and Post -Harvest Technology graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. Kwambie is a member of Bloggers Association of Kenya. She believes in taking life with a big spoon, seeing the cup always as half full, and enjoying the scenery in this journey called life. Kwambie is mother to one beloved son nicknamed "The Champ";, sister to Marci and beloved auntie to the A & Z girls. She and her family make Nairobi City, Kenya their home. This blog is dedicated to her parents Moraa and Nyambane for their awesome inspiration in her formative years, for being her pillar of strength through life, her siblings Marci and Joash, and to her son "The Champ" and her nieces who represent the generation that came after her. May the nuggets contained in this blog serve many generations, the world over to come.

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