If you’re getting bored of the existing state of your house but you can’t afford to do the major renovations that you feel it needs, or you simply can’t move house to change absolutely everything, then the good news is that there are plenty of smaller things you can do, which work just as well. You don’t need to be making massive changes to make big differences, so think smaller and see where it takes you; it’s all about being creative with what you already have!
A fresh coat of paint works wonders
You might think that painting the walls, ceilings, and skirting boards won’t make a massive difference but a fresh lick of paint brightens things up, it gives your room a fresher feel, and make a huge difference to the feel of the room you’re painting. Basically, old paint goes dull, and from time to time you need to freshen things up, so grab your paintbrush. You could totally change the colour scheme, or you could simply go over what is already there – the choice is yours. For some beautiful colours, be sure to check out Kent Blaxill and Farrow and Ball for their striking range.
Ever thought of a feature wall?
Rooms can be changed beyond recognition by using a feature wall. This is basically one wall within the room which you pick out to be the main focus of the room. The rest of the walls remain blank or neutral, but this particular wall has funky wallpaper on it, a big design, maybe just even wall art. This is inexpensive and makes a huge difference, as well as being bang on trend. The other perk is that expensive wallpaper is cut down because you only need to paper one wall, as opposed to all of them.
Cover existing furniture and freshen it up
You might not be able to afford all new furniture for a room, and you might be fed up with the tired feel of it. If that’s the case, you don’t need to splash out, and instead you could cover it over with a new design. You could think fabric, or you could go down the Decopatch route, but whichever you choose, you can be as out there as you like, easily changing the feel of the room, fitting in with a new décor.
Perhaps combine rooms
If you have two small bedrooms next to each other, why not consider knocking through the wall and combining the rooms? Hey presto, you have one large bedroom to do whatever you please with. This works well for home offices too, if you need more space. Obviously this is a larger renovation than the other suggestions we have come up with so far, but you can often do this on the cheap if you do your research first and shop around.
Basically move everything around
Sometimes renovation can be as simple as moving everything around and changing the major feel of your room. Move your sofa and TV to the other side of the room, it’s that simple!
Throw a few of these ideas into your home and the feel will instantly be different.