When you look around your living spaces do you like what you see? More importantly, do you have the motivation to change it? If the answer to both of those is a big fat no then we’re here to change your tune. There’s actually a bunch of simple ways to give your eyes some fresh new surrounds to enjoy.
Make one big change
Deep down updating your home feels like an effort because you’ve convinced yourself the only way to do it right is to change the style of everything. Throw away that stress-inducing notion and embrace your lazy side by updating just one thing. Pick a single large item in the room to focus on and make a big change. For example, renew your bedroom by focusing on an eye-catching bed. Make it a custom creation by starting with a textured fabric bed head and combine with a classic metal bed base to make sure the headboard remains a feature.
Mix and match
Who said your interiors had to be all the same style? Searching high and low for the perfect marble accent to go with your new metallic side table sounds exhausting. Interior designer Claire Limbrick from Chameleon Avenue thinks it is time people embraced mismatched style in their homes, “[a] pair of side tables don’t have to have matching lamps - shake it up a bit and add some interest”. Whatever makes your life easier at the end of the day. For more info find Claire on Facebook.
A Last Minute Fix Should Do The Trick
When interior design is hardly your forte it can make you feel self-conscious about whether people enjoy spending time in your space. Take it from an interior designer - the classic tricks are classic for a reason. If you’ve got guests imminent and are flooded with decorators doubt, “buy yourself a bunch of flowers and light a candle - you can’t go wrong!” says Liz Hayward from Hayward & Co. Find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Just as you wouldn’t leave the house without your favourite pair of earrings, your rooms leave you feeling bare if you only spring for the furniture essentials. Coffee table books, throw rugs, cushions, feature walls. We’ve heard them all before but that doesn’t mean they don’t ring true. Both Claire and Liz think changing up your interior accessories with the season is the easiest way to make a room fresh again.
So there you have it - even when you’re feeling lazy there’s plenty of ways to refresh your living areas.