Top tips for keeping your decor fresh throughout the year
Trends come and they go and sadly style isn’t eternal. No matter how much money we spend on decorating our homes, the interior can easily become dated and our decor can end up looking tired. We can’t always keep up with the latest styles and there are often times we find ourselves checking Instagram and Pinterest admiring the things we can’t have. So, for those of you who want to keep your decor looking fresh, we’ve put together some top tips for keeping your decor fresh throughout the year.
Update your lighting
Lighting is everything and it makes such a huge difference to how a room looks and feels. Simple changes such as new light bulbs or wall lights can be as effective as. Consider LED light bulbs, they are great for adding elegance and class to a room whilst using 85% less power, saving you a lot of money and energy.
Redecorate the walls
Every now and then you will need to change the finish of your walls. Whether it’s a complete change of colour or just a touch-up, this can transform the space. To make the painting more manageable, break it down into blocks of time throughout the week, you don’t have to paint every wall and every room all at once.
If you want a quicker way to change the walls then consider wall stickers. They are an easy way to transform your home interior, adding unique character and interesting decoration. You can get them in many different designs and can be stuck on within seconds (and taken down easily if you change your mind).
If there is a favourite piece of art that you love but it is out of reach for your budget, why not paint or make it yourself? If painting isn’t your strong point, look for some of your favourite holiday pictures, enlarge them, print them off and place them on your wall. If you are doing all this yourself it won’t cost you much at all and you can switch the pictures around whenever you want.
Alternatively doing craft activities with your family can easily make for some great wall art. Use this article for a few ideas of what you could make together.
Freshen up soft furnishing
Replacing cushions, rugs and throws in your room can make a massive difference. If you have fairly neutral walls you can easily update your colour scheme with a few new ornaments or throws. If you bedroom is looking a little dated even after some redecorating, maybe you should invest in a new bed? Divan Beds Centre have a huge selection that can add to the new style and decor of your room – dressing the bed is key as this is the focal point of your room. Get this right and the rest won’t matter.
An easy and affordable way to revamp the look of your house is to re-cover things yourself, such as dining chairs and cushion covers. All you need is some fabric, a tape measure and an upholstery stapler. Remember practice makes perfect and once you get the hang of things you’ll be really proud of what you have achieved.
So there we have it. Put a couple of hours aside for these DIY projects and you will be surprised at how easy it is to keep your home decor looking fresh and up to date.