Some people revel in the thought of carrying out an interior makeover, but for others, the prospect of redecorating is much less appealing. If you’re in the second camp, we bring good news! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune or devote every waking second to DIY to make your home look more attractive. Here are some easy, affordable ways you can enhance your interiors.
Try a new color
If you’re bored of your interiors, changing the colorway, by painting or even using removable wallpaper as a less permanent option, is one of the simplest and most effective ways to breathe new life into your décor. Choosing a new shade will alter the look of the room instantly, and you can transform each space without spending too much time or money on the project. Think about what you use each room for and select tones that complement the style and function of the room. In the bedroom, for example, you want to avoid bright colors that will energize and reinvigorate you and opt for soothing shades that will help you relax. If you’ve got a small space, swapping dark colors for lighter tones will create the illusion of a larger, brighter room. Take a trip to the hardware store, look at some paint charts and get some testers. It’s also a good idea to look online and flick through interior design magazines to get some ideas and inspiration. If you’re doing the painting yourself, remember to clean and sand the wall before you apply primer and your first coat of paint.
Focus on the details
You’re probably familiar with the saying ‘the devil is in the detail’, and it’s a really good idea to embrace this concept when you’re decorating or redesigning your home. It’s not always about buying that statement piece of furniture or choosing bold printed wallpaper to bring your living room to life. Using accessories, you can set the tone of the room and introduce quirky, personalized touches that will make your home unique. From toilet brushes and matching toothbrush holders in the bathroom to cushion covers, rugs and lamps in the bedroom, the finishing touches can make all the difference. You’ll find inspiration at Home Spa Select if you’re short on ideas for stylish touches in the bathroom and sites like Pinterest are great for bedroom and kitchen designs. If you’ve got plain walls, you can use your accessories to introduce a new color theme. You can also use these details to add texture, for example, faux fur on a wooden floor, and to combine different styles and trends.
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Upcycling is a hugely popular trend at the moment. If you’ve got chests, wardrobes or tables you don’t really like anymore, don’t throw them away. Paint them, strip the wood or alter the shape slightly to produce a new piece that will steal the show. If you’re new to the concept, there are some fantastic guides online.
Are you hoping to spruce up your interiors without spending a fortune or devoting every weekend to decorating for weeks to come? If so, hopefully, this guide has given you a few ideas to get you started.
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