Easy Ways to Update your Home
A few minor changes here and there can make a stark difference in the overall look and feel of your home. Here’s a look at a few simple tips to update your home and give it fresh, new energy.
Swap Light Fittings and Artworks Around
Having a look at your light fittings and where you can change things around is a good start to a mini, no-spend makeover around the house. You may have a beautiful chandelier in your dining room which can be moved into your bedroom. Again, your lampshades are also a quick fix when changing things up. Many home decorating stores sell lampshades that can easily replace your outdated ones. Make sure you buy the correct size so that it fits your lamp perfectly.
Artworks can also be swapped around easily. A large painting above your bed may be better suited above your fireplace now. Bathroom art is very popular too and maybe all your bathroom needs is that lithograph you stored away years ago.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Be creative when it comes to painting. Painting a fresh coat over bricks is very popular at the moment. We love the look in white and other muted pastels. This is a great idea if you want to lighten up or modernise a space.
Not up for a big paint job? Focus on one wall in a room and give it a fresh coat of paint. Accent walls are still a thing and remain popular because of their flexibility. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold colours and textures when it comes to an accent wall. Remember, the point of an accent or focus wall is to compliment the space around it. It should ideally pick up the colours used in the rest of a room’s furniture or accessories.
Rearranging your shelves is always a good idea. We often forget about our shelves and the great books hiding in them. Gather your pretty things and favourite books and make your shelf as interesting as you are. Get creative with the way you stack your books and objects. Create a few interesting shelves with beautiful pottery or sculptures. You can even use your shelf to display small framed artworks.
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