Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Five Household Items You Can Use to Transform Your Home

Feeling as though your home is a little lacklustre? As humans, we can get easily bored of our surroundings, and the interiors of your home are no different. The average person has moved at least once in the last five years - but moving house is a stressful experience which many of us like to avoid if possible. This is especially relevant if you already love the area you live in. So it’s little wonder that many people are now turning to re-decorating their houses rather than packing up their whole lives once again. Even if you’re not planning to stay in your current home much longer, it can still be worth sprucing it up so potential buyers can see what it would look like should they move in. Take a look at some of these simple hacks you can use to easily transform the interior of your home.

Sofas

Let's face it: sofas aren't cheap. If your current suite is cramping your style, update their look with sofa covers. This is especially useful if you are in a rented property where you can't change the furniture. Often known as slipcovers, they can come in a variety of colours and patterns, meaning you can update the look of your living room in seconds.  Plus, you can take them off and easily wash them - so you don't need to worry about inviting your best friend's children over anymore!

Blinds

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then actual windows are - well, windows to the world! Update the appearance of any room in your home simply by investing in some cheap blinds. More modern than curtains, they can easily bring a room into the 21st century. They are often more practical too. If you struggle sleeping in a light room, try blackout blinds for a good night's sleep. Or alternatively, if you want to let more light in, try Venetian blinds for a contemporary European vibe.

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Tile transfers

Tile transfers can be a great way of switching up the style of your bathroom or kitchen. Again, they are perfect for a rented property, or even if you just don't want to spend a fortune on getting your walls strippped. Available in hundreds of styles and patterns, simply order the size you need and stick them over your current tiles. Voila!

Dining/coffee tables

If you have a lazy weekend at your disposal, why not turn your hand to a spot of DIY? Take that old coffee table and make it your weekend project. Sand it down and give it a lick of paint to turn it into a completely new item. Rough sanding and white paint can provide a stylish ‘shabby chic’ look. Painting it a bold, bright colour can make it stand out in a contemporary home.

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Rugs

This may be obvious, but if you're living with a carpet you despise, try a large rug. If your carpet has a busy pattern, opt for a plain rug and vice versa. This will make your new addition stand out more and draw attention away from the carpet. Plus, it saves you a lot of money, as replacing a carpet can be expensive and time consuming. Try thrift stores and car boot sales to keep prices low – just make sure to give it a good wash before you lay it down!

xxo
Kim

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