Being a homeowner myself, I know firsthand about getting bored or annoyed with how the house looks. We have a fixer-upper and so often I think about selling up and moving somewhere that needs less work. When you’re feeling like this though there’s no need to make massive decisions and do things you may regret. Julian Charles are running a great campaign at the minute called Renovate, Redecorate, Inspire and you can search it on social media using #RenovateRedecorateInspire
Add Some Colour
When we moved into our house, the previous owners decided to splash white paint over everything, making the whole house really boring and dull. One of the easiest ways to spruce up a room and bring some life back to it is in the bedroom. A fresh pair of curtains and matching bedding can make such a big difference to a bedroom and make you see it in a whole different light. I’m particularly in love with this Delta Grey & Yellow Luxury Reversible Duvet Set which you can find here: https://www.juliancharles.co.uk/bedding/type/all-bedding Not only does the extra colour help the room but the pattern is also lovely. Without having to paint a thing, this kind of addition really changes up a room!
Make It Cosy
I think it would be safe to say that I spend the majority of my time in either the living room or my office, which really, is the same room. Our room is 24ft and it’s still white (plus the paint samples on the wall) and sometimes it can feel very cold and uninviting. Although I still haven’t completely picked a colour for the walls, I do know what the colour scheme will be. Adding some inexpensive cushions and throws to your current sofa and chairs can make such a massive difference.
That sofa you hate can quickly help a living room become the perfect place to curl up and watch a film!
Paint, Paint, Paint
Of course, the most obvious way to change a room that you hate is to change the colour of the walls. Redecorating doesn’t have to cost a fortune and you don’t need super expensive wallpaper to make a room look nice. Paint brands often have offers on when you buy more than 1 tin and small rooms might not take much doing at all. If you have quite neutral furniture, in white or bare wood, most colours will match quite easily.
If you don’t feel like painting, or re-painting, a whole room though, there is always the option for a feature wall. This is a much less expensive way of decorating and it will certainly stand out! Any colour in our white rooms would be a big improvement at the moment. I wish our living room could take the blue in the picture below but with it being so big, it just wouldn’t work. I’m a bit in love with it though!
If you’re stuck for ideas on ways to change your home without having to sell, Julian Charles have a great e-book on their website with loads of hints and tips for refreshing your home without having to sell! It’s a lovely quick read and full of inspiration.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.