New year, new you? Well if in this case the ‘you’ is more specifically your home and what you can do to freshen up your interior, let us help!
A Pinterest board is the perfect start, but becoming quickly envious of the designs and styles on show is an almost cert. So although it’s great to take inspiration, we’ve compiled five top tips to the perfect home makeover for those of us who aren’t expert interior designers nor have that spare £50k stuffed down the back of the sofa.
Pick a theme and be confident in your choice
It’s easy to go down an avenue wish you’d taken a different turn. But have faith in your initial instinct, providing you have done your initial research and surveyed the options, be confident that your initial choice was the right on and trust your judgement.
Hang at least one mirror in every room
Mirrors will make any space feel lighter, brighter and more inviting. However, we have a little warning! Make sure mirrors aren’t directly across from windows as this will simply bounce the light straight back out.
Make sure there’s something cosy
If you’re on our website, can we assume you like nothing more than to get cosy on the sofa? Make sure you have your perfect blanket, throw and cushions so you’re all set for that for that new TV drama or Netflix binge. Think of your sofa and theme when choosing what is right though, whether you’re going for a statement or complementing piece – make sure it works.
Get the lighting right
You’ve made your perfect space, now make sure people can enjoy it to its max. Every room should have three kinds of lighting: ambient, which provides overall illumination and often comes from ceiling fixtures; task, which is often found over a kitchen island or a reading nook; and accent, which is more decorative.
2020 is time to declutter
Having lived in a house for a long time, it’s easy to miss clutter which appears obvious to friends. Take a good look at everything that’s in your space and ask if you need it. Use shelves wisely too, mix horizontal stacks of books among the vertical rows and intersperse decorative objects, such as bowls, vases, or mirrors among them.