If you’ve been walking around your home and fantasizing about what each room might look like after a makeover, it could be a good time to start the process. Although the heftier tasks might seem intimidating, there’s still joy to be found in plotting color schemes, furniture shopping and showing off the finished product to friends.
If, on the other hand, you don’t really know where to start, here are a few things to consider.
Change your bedding
We all have our old go-to duvets that have a coffee stain and a worn out pattern. While you might want to keep it for sentimental reasons, buying some new linens can make your bedroom look far more inviting. Cotton duvets with a pale plaid pattern look comforting and homely, while ones with a stag print on them give the perfect hunter lodge aesthetic. Multiple cushions can divide opinions, but if you’re so inclined, layers of cushions can make your bed feel like it belongs in a lavish hotel.
Pick out some feature rugs
If your living room is just two settees and a television, then putting something in the center of the room will instantly add a new visual dimension. It might seem contradictory to say that adding something will make a room look larger, but a rug in the center of a room immediately suggests space. Patterned, plain, woven – it all comes down to what would look the best with the colors you end up picking out. Before you put a large rug down, it’s worth giving the carpet underneath a deep clean to ensure you’re not just putting a cover on years of dust and dirt. Having a cleaning service, such as My Technicare, will take one task off your hands and leave you with a room that feels brighter and lighter.
Find stand-out objects
Fining a stand-out object doesn’t necessarily mean buying an expensive porcelain jug or an ornate vase. You may well have plenty of stand-out objects dotted around the house. An old gin bottle, a musical instrument or bold cushions from a single-color sofa can all be replaced to change the dynamic of a room completely. Swapping the pillows round on two sofas to provide contrast or using a stylish old glass bottle as a flower vase can change the dynamic of a room.
Change the light fixtures
Light fixtures go in and out of fashion just like any household object. If you still have an old lampshade with floral print and pink fringing, you might want to donate it to a vintage shop, for instance. Replacing it with something chrome or simplistic will instantly update the room by 30 years. Adding standing lamps to a living room will make it sophisticated, and putting flush ceiling spotlights in the kitchen will keep it bright and classy.
Invest in a statement piece of furniture
For some, the idea of having statement pieces of furniture conjures up images of rooms with absolutely bonkers décor that belong to the super-rich. If that ends up being your style, then go for it, but picking just one statement piece is a safe but stylish move. Having a mooch around sites that have plenty of bold pieces to browse through can give you a sense of what you’re willing to showcase in your house, and what you’re not.
Restyling your home can leave you feeling like your family’s very own interior designer. Having the confidence to know what you like and what you want the outcome to look like is what will ensure that the end results are exactly as you’d hoped. It also gives you the opportunity to discover hidden fashion treasures in your very own home.