If you’re getting bored of the same old, same old when it comes to your home decor. You’ll be pleased to know that you can update your space without too much time, effort or money. Here’s how:
Hang some art
Whether it’s abstract wall art, a framed photo of your kids or a canvas that you’ve painted yourself, one of the easiest ways to change the look and feel of your home is by hanging some art. Any room that’s feeling a bit bland or uninspiring will instantly be lifted by a well-placed photograph, painting or wall mural, and, thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to find one that suits your taste.
Paint kitchen cabinets
Renovating your kitchen can cost thousands of pounds, and it can cause a lot of stress and upheaval in your home. Luckily, there is an easier way to update your kitchen decor without the time or expense of a full refit. Simply buy some kitchen cabinet paint in the colour of your choice and get to work. These days, you can buy kitchen cabinet paint in every colour from grey to bright pink, so you can really make a huge difference in how your kitchen space looks. Just remember to apply a layer of sealant once the paint has dried so you can avoid chipping your beautiful new units.
Cover the couch with a throw
If you’re sick of the sight of your couch, don’t throw it out – cover it. A really easy way to update the look of your sofa and chairs is to buy a huge throw in a style and colour you love and simply throw it over the furniture. If you’re looking for a slightly more sophisticated solution, you could even invest in a set of bespoke sofa covers, which you can throw on and take off to wash or replace whenever you like, These are more expensive, but they have a slightly more finished look so they are definitely worth considering.
Decluttering is underrated. It isn’t just a good way to free up space and cut your dusting time in half – it can actually transform the way your space looks too. When you have fewer things, you can really curate your interior style and display the things you have in interesting ways, You can also move your furniture around until you find a new configuration that freshens things up and makes the space more appealing.
Create a feature wall
Feature walls are great because they add a cool design touch without taking up too much time or money. Redecorating four walls may be expensive, but one wall doesn’t have to be. When it comes to feature walls, you can paint the wall a different colour front he rest, apply some pretty wallpaper, put up a mural, expose the brickwork and…well the options are endless. Do a bit of research on Pinterest and the like and see what kinds of feature walls appeal to you.
Update the lighting
Switching up your home’s lighting is a great way to update your interior decor and one that doesn’t need to take much time. A good way to do this is by layering your lighting, which basically means having lots of lighting sources from candles to floor and table lamps, and of course, ceiling pendants, available to use. The more light sources you have, the easier it will be to change the atmosphere of your home in the evenings, and of course, lamps and lights come in so many colours, styles and finishes that they are a design touch in their own right.
A really quick fix to update your decor is to switch out old door handles and cabinet pulls for new ones. These days you can get handles made from gold, silver, crystal, brass and so many more materials. You can also get handles in various shapes and styles from horse’s heads to abstract twists. By adding them to your existing decor, you can add a design flourish that any interior designer would appreciate.
Add some plants and flowers
Adding plants and flowers in pretty vases and pots is an easy way to bring some colour and sophistication to any room, and it’s bang on-trend right now. Just makes sure you choose plants that are easy to care for if you don’t want to make things more difficult than they need to be for yourself.
Updating your home, as you can see, really doesn’t need to be difficult.