LOOK LUXE FOR LESS
WANT BANG FOR YOUR RENOVATION BUCK? PUT DOWN THE TOOLS AND TRY THESE EASY FINISHING TOUCHES THAT WILL FRESHEN UP YOUR SPACE
If you want to give your home a new lease on life or are planning on selling, an expert has revealed cheap tricks to transform and update any room.
Redecorating can be expensive, so if you’re planning on moving soon it doesn’t make sense to spend lots of money, or you may be on a tight budget regardless.
But expert Justine Wilson, director of Vault Interiors, has shared the simple “finishing touches” you can make that won’t break the bank.
Speaking to Femail, she outlined some key interior tips – and the first is choosing a single
accent colour to run throughout your house.
It doesn’t have to be paint, as cushions, a book, flowers or even a photo on the wall featuring the pop of colour is enough.
Open-plan living is also desirable for most people, so try and maximise space by moving furniture if you can’t knock down a wall.
And swapping dated lampshades for pendant lighting can be a quick and easy way to add value, or update, a room.
A central feature of the home, the dining table, is one area that can really shine, Justine says.
“A nice table runner or eye-catching centrepiece can be the difference between your room looking enticing or just average,” she said.
You can accessorise with flowers, candles, some beautiful cutlery and crockery for the finished product.
Bathrooms are another important area that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Justine says try and create a spa atmosphere with candles and flowers, and decorative products will help achieve the look.
She advised hiding all daily products, such as toothpaste, to give the room a high-end feel.
“Coloured towels, scented candles and soap dispensers can go a long way to dress up a tired space,” she said.
If you have a bit more money to spend, free-standing tubs, large tiles and rainfall showers are easy ways to create a designer look.