August 21, 2014

How to Spruce Up Your Home without Redecorating

 

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Rooms lose their lustre and attract general wear and tear over time. A room decorated last year may not look as good as it did when the smell of paint still hung in the air. What’s more, styles and trends change so frequently that what was in last year is not necessarily stylish this year. Without picking up the paint rollers, here are a few things you can do to spruce up a room.

 

Soft Furnishings

 

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Inject a bit of colour and pattern into a room with throws and cushions. A room’s colour scheme can easily be changed with a few small changes, such as changing the cushion covers or using a throw.  There are many designs and colours to choose from, so you can mix and match to make a room your own. John Lewis sell a range of colourful soft furnishings.

 

Lighting and Lamps

 

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Designer lamps and lighting can really transform an entire room. Try changing your light fittings to make the room take on a different vibe. Coloured lighting is a fantastic way to change the mood of a room – with red lights (minus the connotations) giving a room warmth. Lampcommerce.com is a good place to start if you’re looking for luxury, designer lighting to spruce up a room.

 

Accessories

 

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Decorative home accessories can add character to a room without slapping paint on the walls. Forget bric-a-brac and dust collecting ornaments and opt for some modern designer accessories. Aluminium deer and stag trophy heads make a feature of any wall and are very stylish at the moment.  Even something as simple as buying new bookends adds a new shine to an old bookcase.

 

Door Knobs

 

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That’s right, door knobs. It’s not exactly a complete makeover, but changing your old door knobs can morph a tired looking door into a feature in itself. Coloured glass door knobs, such as those that can be found at Graham and Green, are an eye catching addition to any door – a nice mash between vintage and modern design.

 

Furniture

 

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If you’re looking for a bigger change than a few new home accessories can offer, consider replacing the furniture in a room. A new, boldly coloured sofa can not only add some extra comfort to your living room, but it will add a burst of colour and become the focal point. If you have the money, it is worth investing in new furniture to really inject a room with life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Great article – gave me some great ideas on how to transform some of the less exciting spaces in my house!

  2. Looks like i’ll be using some of these tips this summer! I agree with John!

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