Don't you just love the New Year? Such an inspiring time, full of hope, ideas and goals for the coming 12 months. And the perfect time to give rooms a makeover - a fresh look for the year ahead! Here are 5 easy ways to makeover a room...
Make an eye-catching feature wall not with paint or wallpaper, but a mini 'gallery' of art and/or photos! Gallery walls look best above the sofa in the living room, on a wall behind the dining table, or right above the bedhead in a bedroom. The trick is choosing one element or theme to tie all the pictures together - such as displaying all black and white photographs, or choosing a cohesive palette of colours (like in this picture above), or using matching picture frames.
Moving pieces around is the quickest, easiest and most affordable way to makeover a room. To start, make a list of the main furniture (and favourite accessories) you have in your lounge, dining room, bedroom etc. Re-plan and re-position each room using your 'inventory' of items. That bedside lamp you love? It might look great next to the sofa for a while. That dining chair at the head of the table? Perhaps it would make a unique bedside table! That throw on your couch? Fold it over the end of your bed!
Sketch out your newly planned spaces on a piece of paper before you start the heavy lifting, or just put all your lighter homewares in one spot and start playing!
Totally on-trend and generally very affordable, cushions are like little pieces of artwork for your sofa or favourite armchair. And cushions are not just for the lounge, either - choose a few to display on your bed for instant colour and style!
ONE NEW PIECE OF FURNITURE
One of our new flexible-use giant cloud cushions
Introducing just one gorgeous new piece of furniture can do wonders for a room. But to make your dollars stretch, choose flexible furniture - something that has more than one use, or that can work in more than one space. An ottoman can be used both as a footstool and as a low table.Stools aren't just for sitting, they also make great side tables for bedside, sofa-side or next to the bath. Being oh-so comfortable, a bean bag chair will get loads of use, and can be easily dragged from TV to playroom to reading corner and back again.
One new piece that can really lift a room is a statement light. Big is best for effect, and choose either a bright accent colour to really make the room pop, or a colour that matches a piece of furniture for a slightly more understated, elegant look.