There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being settled into a brand new house once all the odd jobs, DIY and decorating are done.
The problem is that that process takes a lot of time, effort and expense – resources that most of us have in short supply.
Redecorating your current abode can make your home feel as good as new, but it’s something we tend to put off if we can help it. Often, what starts out as the most minor of refurbishments can quickly spiral into something much bigger, bringing havoc into your household and leaving you wishing you hadn’t started in the first place.
But the secret to simple home improvement is to keep it, well, simple! And with these three DIY hacks, you can make your house feel like a brand new home without the hassle.
1. Create a feature wall
A fresh coat of paint is a great way to give a new lease of life to any room in the house.
But for many DIYers, it’s not the most appealing way to spend a day (or several). It’s a messy job that requires no small amount of upheaval and usually requires the sacrifice of at least one perfectly good t-shirt.
A low-maintenance cheat solution that requires significantly less work is to introduce a feature wall – just one wall painted in a different colour to the rest of the room.
Whilst this is traditionally a single block colour, there are no real rules or restrictions. For instance, murals are an adventurous way to introduce character into a room. You can find premade ones online, or even create your own if you’re feeling brave!
2. Invest in your doors
Doors. Most of us pay them no attention unless they’re being slammed by moody teenagers, but we’d certainly notice if they weren’t there!
Joking aside, these home staples deserve more love, but most home decorators don’t even think about them. And yet internal doors can have a huge impact on the quality of your interior design. For instance, neutral woods will harmonise well with warm colours and cosy vibes, whilst painted doors and glass panels work well to highlight a modern aesthetic. Oakwood Doors have a fabulous selection suited to any room in the house.
New threads can completely transform your look, and the same is true for your house!
From curtains to cushions, blankets to bedspreads, a few new additions can transform a room like magic! And putting in a new rug is much simpler than bringing in a new carpet, and can be used to complement or contrast your colour scheme, whilst throws and pillows can brighten up a plain sofa or armchair in an instant.
What a great excuse to get shopping!
We hope that these three simple tips help you to give your home a much-needed makeover whilst sparing you the stress of top-to-toe renovation.
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