Update your space with these easy home upgrades
By Pendle Harte
We’re spending more time at home than ever before, so it’s no surprise that home improvements are on the up, from redecorating to full on renovating. If you’re looking to refresh your living space but don’t have the time or energy for a big project, small changes can make a huge difference to a room. Whether it’s adding a pop of colour or updating something that’s been bothering you for years, it’s easier than you think to transform a room. Here are some hassle-free ways to update your home.
5 Easy Home Upgrades
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Painting a small area can be an excellent quick fix. Try painting a headboard on a wall above a bed, or take a brush to some tired furniture. Painting a stencil pattern onto a floor is another effective weekend project – and with Annie Sloan chalk paint there’s no need for sanding or priming.
Replacing a tired tap in your kitchen or bathroom is a quick fire way to improve the space. Choose a new colour or finish, or a more contemporary shape from the vast selection at Dowsing and Reynolds.
Switch The Lights
Getting the lighting right is a hugely important part of any scheme and installing dimmer switches is a simple task that makes a big difference. Home fashion company Buster and Punch has a selection of super stylish switches to finish your project with a touch of glamour.
Update Your Splashback
A new splashback can create a kitchen update without the new kitchen. Try combining tiles and wallpaper for a fully stylish effect – and use colours to contrast with the worktop for dramatic effect. Limelace has a great selection.
Sort Your Storage
The key to an orderly life is good storage. Every space looks and feels better when everything has its place. Simple solutions such as these hanging storage baskets – numbered for extra precision – can make an enormous difference.
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