No time for major renovations? Give your home a facelift with these simple and affordable interior updates that will inject life back into your home.
It’s easy to let time run away with you and when it comes to updating your interior, it’s not always the most urgent job on your to-do list. However, with our top tips on how to transform your home in 48 hours, you can liven up your living room, brighten the bathroom and add colour to the kitchen – all within two days.
Bring the outside in
The vibrancy, colour and beauty of nature will instil a feeling of tranquillity in any space. A splash of green can go a long way to brightening up the house - spread them throughout a space to add colourful accents and brilliant hues to your interior. Completely on-trend, a refreshing hint of greenery is also Patone’s Colour of the Year for 2017. Potted plants and flowers are inexpensive and widely available, so you can transform your home quickly and without breaking the bank.
A little extra natural light can re-energize any room in your home - make sure you capture and utilise it as much as you can. Make the most of the sunshine coming through your windows, even if your home isn’t a natural sun trap. Add mirrored surfaces and glass fixtures to reflect sun beams, and introduce extra lights and lamps to illuminate your rooms. For natural brightness, use white wooden blinds to maximise and brighten the light coming through your window.
Refresh and reuse
Get creative and give your tired furniture a new lease of life with some good old-fashioned DIY. Don’t be too hasty throwing out your older items - a little TLC combined with savvy crafting know-how can reinvigorate your living space. Whether your furniture needs a lick of paint or a simple repair, you can recreate and repurpose your furniture - all without the expensive hassle of replacing them.
An injection of colour can make a room feel like a brand new space. But you don’t have to re-decorate to completely change the look and feel of a room. Add some colour in whatever way you like, without it getting too expensive. Go big and liven up a room with a painted feature wall, or take small steps and introduce bright rugs, throws and cushions to revive your living space.
A lot can be said for small additions. Accessorising is a low cost and fun way to update any room. Whether you opt for soft furnishing such as rugs and throws, or choose a decorative vase, candles or photo frames – there are plenty of options for a cheap and easy update. These final touches, although small, can make a whole room feel new. So avoid splashing out all in one go and gradually introduce small accessories to your home for a new, updated feel.
Whether you need to refresh just one room or reinvigorate your whole home, use our simple update tips to update your home’s interior - without sacrificing all of your time and money.