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We have all been spending an increased amount at home, and there is no shame in wanting to make the most of our WFH set up, or tick off those DIY jobs that have been on our to-do list for a long, long time.
While some may have been touching up the paint work, others have been in full decoration mode and painting feature walls, or changing the colour scheme around the whole home.
Others, however, may have turned to changing the furniture and dabbled in upholstery or varnishing chairs, tables or even flooring, to inject a new lease of life into tired rooms.
But putting up new shelves isn’t for everyone, and subtle changes such as adding accessories and decorations, in the form of plants, prints, throws and cushions, can have a big impact.
Whether you fancy learning a new skill, such as knitting or floristry, while you are adding the finishing touches to your home, or would rather just collate your accessories for an instant makeover. We have found a selection of items to help you on your interior journey,.
A statement wall
Whether you are painting all the walls in one bold colour, selecting one wall as a feature wall, or even trialling the half painted look, giving a room a lick of paint can often bring a new lease of life to your home.
But why stop there? While painting walls is often the obvious choice, you can also choose to paint furniture, even the cupboards, which will save you the cost of splashing out for an entirely new kitchen. However, make sure you pick the right paint for the surface.
Harris 101011006 Essentials Walls & Ceilings Paint Brush 5 Pack | £6.75 from Amazon
Wickes Estate Green - No. 840 Vinyl Matt Emulsion Paint | £12 from Wickes
Update existing upholstery
Buying brand new furniture can be costly. But just because you may be fed up of your current furniture, doesn’t mean you have to get rid of them entirely - oh no.
Reupholstery, whether you do yourself or get a professional to do it, can make all the difference. Whether you want to change your fabric four-piece to leather, or make that wooden chest of drawers a little more vintage, there are tonnes of ways to achieve the perfect look.
Antique Vintage Damask Print Fabric Baroque Material | £12.50 from Amazon
Staple Gun with Remover | £16.97 from Amazon
Adding finishing touches to your home is all the fun, regardless if you are in a flat, house, or renting a room, as it instantly makes the place feel like it is truly your own.
Accessories can come in the shape of prints, artwork, lamps, cushions, throws, mirrors - the lot. And you don’t have to break the bank to add these to your home.
Supersoft Faux Fur Throw | £29.50 - £45 from Marks and Spencer
Bring the outside indoors
Adding a touch of greenery indoors has not only been proven to lift the mood, but adds extra colour and life – quite literally – to your humble abode.
There are a whole host of plants, from climbers and hanging greenery, to succulents, flowers and even faux designs for those who are concerned about maintaining their plants.
The Little Botanical Marble Plant Gang | £70 from John Lewis & Partners
Getting creative is always fun, whether for adults or children, especially during lockdown. While some may have experimented with calligraphy, painting or even knitting, others may have turned their hand to photography.
If you have picked up a skill why not put it to the test and make your own slogan prints, portraits, or knit a cushion or throw for your home?
Not feeling quite so artistic? Fear not. Not On The High Street, Etsy, Desenio, Made, Anthropologie, Oliver Bonas and many more stores have artwork, prints, and knitted numbers for you to decorate your home and add a pop of colour to the place.
Sea of Love Framed Wall Art A1 | £125 from Oliver Bonas
Mirror Mirror on the wall
It’s been found adding mirrors to a room or corridor not only brightens the area, but also gives the illusion the space is bigger than it actually is.
Whether you are looking for a design to pin on the wall, or prop up against a wall, there are plenty to choose from to modernise the home.
Gleaming Primrose Mirror | £398 from Anthropologie
Space, space, space. It is something we all crave, especially in the home. Whether you have a tight living area or have accumulated a lot of belongings over time, there are ways to rectify that.
Making space may sound like an impossibility but it’s not. Utilising every nook and cranny in your home is one thing, but adding shelves, storage and even furniture with additional compartments to house your belongings and keep them out of reach, can work wonders and leave you feeling like you have renovated your home.
Eloise Velvet Pleated Ottoman | £99 from Dunelm
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