How to update your interiors without spending too much
Injecting some new life into your home need not be difficult or expensive. There are a number of ways you can rejuvenate spaces in your home and without breaking the bank. From altering the lighting to adding some feature wallpaper, here are some great, cost-effective design tips for giving your home a makeover this year:
Add Some Colour to Your Walls
Painting is one of the easiest ways to bring a new lease of life to your living space. It can give a room an instant lift, covering grubby marks and tired looking décor in an instant. You could also consider adding a bold touch by creating a feature wall using paint or wallpaper. With just one roll of paper or one tin of paint, you could add a truly distinguished designer touch to your home, and one that will wow your guests.
Change Your Lighting
Lighting can really add to the overall mood of a room, so why not choose something a little different? If you want to create a more romantic ambience, opt for soft table lamps that you can use on their own. Or, if you’re looking to create a dramatic impact within your living space or bedroom, what about an opulent chandelier from a company such as Cox & Cox. This can help to create a unique focal point within the room whilst also providing you with better lighting.
Update Your Soft Furnishings
A room can be instantly transformed with the finishing touches you use, and your soft furnishings such as cushions and pillows are a great way to do this. Changing the colour and pattern of these can instantly add another layer to your décor, which can be further complemented with matching candles and accessories. No decorating required!
Inject Some Light with Mirrors
Mirrors can create wonderful design pieces within any home but they’re also a great way of adding light to a room. Think about where they can be strategically placed to add to the lighting, mixing and matching different styles to bring personality and elegance to the room. This is a great idea in downstairs loos or family bathrooms.
Don’t Forget About What You’ve Already Got
And finally, don’t cast anything aside that you’ve already got. Look at ways you can bring your existing furniture up to date too, by painting, stencilling or distressing it. This is a great way of saving money and once you’ve added to it, no one will ever know!