There comes a time in every mum’s life when her surroundings feel tired, but with so much going on (and so many expenses) the average family can’t afford the time, energy or costs associated with a major home decoration.
For creative mums looking to shake things up a bit there are plenty of easy and effective tips to update their décor without any major impact on the wallet or structural integrity of the home.
Play With Textiles
Updates don’t have to be massive; the simple act of getting new curtains can dramatically change the look and feel of any room. Consider adding some interesting textiles into the mix as part of a larger scheme so that curtains, throw blankets and pillows work together but don’t clash.
Home accessories especially textiles, can help transform a space, making it feel brand new and can be a great place to find your design inspiration. When researching ideas for new textiles I found several good websites, the best was Tesco who offer a wide range of different patterns to suit any style.
Re-Think the Entrance
The first impression people will have of your property is the exterior. Consider investing a bit of time into a home’s curb appeal, to create a warm and inviting entryway. This can be as simple as painting the front door, adding some potted plants outside or, for the more adventurous, installing some outdoor lighting. Working on your exterior space can dramatically change the way a home looks and feels upon entering it.
Nothing is more effective in changing the atmosphere of a room than a brand new coat of paint. Don’t be afraid to play with bold colours, or to paint plenty of swatches on the wall to be sure. Paint isn’t necessarily permanent, but you want to pick a colour scheme that is both versatile and a refreshing change from your previous décor.
If painting a whole room is too big a project, consider painting just one accent wall. You could also update cabinets and even furniture with a new coat of paint – an easy way to make a big impact.
Making a home feel stylish doesn’t have to be a costly endeavour. With a little creativity and some time, mums can maximise impact with minimal investment to create warm, inviting and beautiful spaces in the home. Don’t be afraid to take risks, or to make mistakes. That’s the beauty of DIY decorating!