If you read our ‘10 quick and simple home upgrades for January,’ and are thirsty for more tips on how to upgrade your home this month, check out our 10 ideas below.
Reinvent what you have
Rather than buying new pieces, why not give those you already have a makeover? For example, you can transform an armchair into a statement piece by upholstering it with a unique pattern.
Update your windows
Windows work well as focal pieces, and you can modify them by simply adding some statement curtains or a roller blind.
Framing a favourite poster or purchasing a wall tapestry is a cost effective way of dramatically improve a living space.
When decorating your walls and floors, ensure you choose complementary colours that will create your desired mood. House and Garden has information on how to choose a colour scheme.
Lighting for your floor
When selecting a floor, be aware that it may look different in natural light than it would in artificial light. This doesn’t mean you have to purchase expensive flooring, as you can get cheap laminate flooring, from retailers such as https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring/cheap-laminate-flooring.html.
Experiment with scale
When upgrading a small space, use one large piece like a work of art or sofa to stand out. By toying with scale, you can very simply create a sense of expansiveness.
Invest in rugs
Rugs are a fantastic way to upgrade your living space. They can be used to give the impression of space, add warmth or to break up an open floor plan to define certain areas.
Whether it’s a piece of art, a window, a statement piece of furniture, a simple way to enhance the décor of a room is to have a focal point that will organically draw the eye of those who enter the space.
Taking care of the small details in your home can have a big impact on the overall effect. Changing sockets or light covers will automatically give a wall a facelift.
Add a touch of nature
Bring the outdoors inside and make your home feel more alive by placing a plant in your kitchen or in your hallway to greet visitors. Not only are plants low maintenance, but they’ll also clean the air in your home.