Spruce up your home this year

Rutherglen Reformer - - Your Guide To Christmas -

Giv­ing your home a merry makeover is easy when you know how. The se­cret is to con­cen­trate on the sea­sonal home im­prove­ments that re­ally count.

Ev­ery­one knows first im­pres­sions are im­por­tant, es­pe­cially at Christ­mas. It’s at this time of year that friends and rel­a­tives are more likely to turn up on mass and unan­nounced.

If you’re host­ing Christ­mas din­ner this year, you may want to think about spruc­ing up your din­ing room.

Cre­at­ing a fea­ture wall is a clever way too add a splash of colour with­out too much has­sle.

Choose a bold wall­pa­per or shade of emul­sion that com­ple­ments the ex­ist­ing colour scheme and you re­ally can’t go wrong.

For a pro­fes­sional fin­ish, think about adding a few key ac­ces­sories, such as a few cush­ions or a stylish throw, in ac­cent colours to re­ally make an im­pact.

In­vest­ing in a new sofa or din­ing ta­ble makes a lot of sense, too, es­pe­cially if you’re ex­pect­ing big num­bers.

Opt­ing for a match­ing arm­chair and foot­stool will help com­plete the look and give you ad­di­tional seat­ing op­tions.

An ex­tend­able ta­ble will also come in handy and should en­sure ev­ery­one gets a place for Christ­mas din­ner.

If you have guests com­ing to stay, fo­cus­ing on your spare room or bath­room is a wise move.

It re­ally doesn’t take much to turn a spare room into a lux­ury guest bed­room. The im­por­tant thing is to con­cen­trate on the ba­sics.

A good bed, of course, is key but great light­ing and stor­age can make all the dif­fer­ence to some­one’s stay, too.

Think about how you would use the room your­self and fo­cus on us­ing the space you have wisely.

For those who re­ally want to im­press, a new bath­room suite will cer­tainly do the job. How­ever, it doesn’t have to be ex­pen­sive.

If you are happy with the ex­ist­ing lay­out of your bath­room, it’s rel­a­tively easy to re­place the in­di­vid­ual pieces with­out too much fuss.

Pro­fes­sion­als can fit a new bath, sink, toi­let and shower within hours and leave the small­est room in your house look­ing fab­u­lous.

Fi­nally, for a more sub­tle up­grade, you could al­ways con­cen­trate on your floors. A cosy new car­pet or sleek new lam­i­nate floor will in­stantly give your home a boost with­out any need to re­dec­o­rate.

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