2020 stole a lot from us. Holidays, festivals, weekends away, days out with the kids… you name it, COVID-19 ruined it.
Instead, we have spent the past however many months stuck at home baking, watching Netflix, doing those DIY jobs we’ve been putting off for ages and telling ourselves “no, the house does not need completely re-decorating, it’s just the boredom speaking!!”.
As much as we’d love to transform our home, it can be extremely costly. So, before you go tearing down wallpaper and window shopping for a brand new sofa, check out these simple (and cheaper) ways to spruce up your home.
Indoor plants should be in every room of your home! Large standing plants, small potted plants, hanging plants… whatever you go for, plants will certainly add life to a dreary room.
Adding a little bit of nature to your home with plants can help clean the air, reduce stress and boost productivity. Plus, when it comes to home décor, plants are in.
The window is a key feature in any room. And a new window dressing makes all the difference when sprucing up your home.
Perhaps swap out your old, tired blinds for modern, sleek and versatile shutters, which come in a range of styles. Or add a bold pair of curtains to your existing window dressing to brighten up the space.
Got your eye on a new lamp? Buy it! Light can completely alter the appearance of a room. By using lamps, you can add ambience to your lounge, bedroom, hallway or dining room. Standing lamps are an excellent way to fill empty corners and add a touch of elegance to any room.
Statement lampshades can also be a great touch when sprucing up a room.
Rugs add warmth and definition to a room. They’re an excellent way to change up the appearance of a room thanks to the variety of sizes, patterns and colours available. The placement of the rug can also make a huge difference!
Perhaps add a colourful runner rug to your hallway to create a bright and welcoming atmosphere. Or, if you have hardwood floors, place a giant rug under your bed to completely transform the look and feel of your bedroom.
If you already have a rug in your lounge, swapping it out for something new could be enough to update the look of the room.
Wall art is an important element in your home. Whether it’s treasured photographs of your family, abstract art, a statement canvas, second-hand finds, or something completely unusual like a macramé wall hanging; wall art is a simple way to spruce up a room.
Replacing your wall art with something new is a simple way to refresh a room.
Instead of splashing out on new furniture, perhaps all you need is a tin of paint, or some vinyl and a bit of creativity. Upcycling your old furniture is a cheap, effective and fun way to spruce up the home.
Perhaps the little side table you were going to get rid of will make an excellent plant stand once it has had a lick of paint. Or those shelves you no longer need in the bedroom will add stylish storage to your home office.
Sometimes you don’t have to buy anything at all. Simply having a rearrange of your larger furniture can completely transform a room! Perhaps move your bed so it is positioned against a different wall. Or attach your TV to the wall rather than having it on a TV stand.
Re-arranging furniture can help you make a room look larger, or it can make a room appear cosier. YouTube videos have great tips for rearranging furniture.
Try not to move furniture on your own as you may hurt yourself!
Spring isn’t the only time to have a good old clear out. If you want your home to feel brand new, have a big clear out!
Go from room to room getting rid of anything you no longer want or need. Don’t stop until every cupboard, drawer, nook and cranny has been emptied of the useless stuff that’s cluttering your home.
If you have children, a big clear out before Christmas is an excellent way to get rid of old toys and make room for new stuff. Plus, it allows you to donate your unused goods to charity.
Once your home is junk-free, deep clean each room. After a clear-out and bottomless clean, your home will feel completely different!
Fur throws, patterned blankets, scatter cushions, bedding, dining room table linen, bathroom towels… the list is endless. Soft furnishings are one of the easiest elements to change. They don’t cost a lot and can be easily replaced!
Perhaps add a new throw to your settee, or install a shelf to display your beautiful new towels in the bathroom. With soft furnishings, you can spruce up any room.
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