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Master bedroom with white walls

If you’ve lived in your home for a while and you’ve noticed the interiors need a bit of freshening up but you don’t want to undertake huge DIY projects there are a few ways you can update your home’s décor without spending a fortune, and we’ve got some tips to help you get started!

Soft Furnishings

Soft Furnishings montage
One of the quickest and easiest ways to give your interiors a breath of fresh air is to update your soft furnishings. In common areas like family and living spaces, you can add new cushions in a range of textures and colours such as linen, velvet and faux fur to add some elegant touches, and include throw blankets in muted colours to add some visual interest. Updating your floor rugs in these same areas, as well as in the bedrooms will inject new life into the rooms, particularly when you add rugs with soft colours or interesting patterns.

Wall Update

Lumina Dining Room
If you don’t want to take on a huge painting project to update your walls, choosing new artwork is more affordable than you might think! Large scale canvas artwork with abstract colours or chic black and white photos suit rooms with lots of wall space to fill, such as living and dining areas, and can be sourced easily online. In hallways you can add focal points like large clocks, or abstract metal wall sculptures to fill the space with eye-catching detail. For bathrooms and kitchens, open shelving with small plants will fill an otherwise bare space and make the room come to life.

Movable Pieces

Bathroom and lamp photo
The corners of rooms are often the spots that lack interesting detail, so including things like armchairs in the bedrooms in soft colours and textures will tie the space together nicely. In common areas indoor plants go a long way towards breathing life into the space and add earthy tones of green to make the natural environment come alive indoors. Living rooms and bedrooms will benefit from the addition of a beautiful floor lamp that adds both form and function, and with on-trend colours like metallics, matte black and chrome the corner will instantly have a chic element to it.

Fixtures and Fittings

Black tapware
This is perhaps the most expensive thing to replace on a budget, but updating your tapware and other fixtures such as mirrors and lighting helps make a space instantly look more modern and in line with current trends. While you may need to enlist the help of a handyman, plumber or electrician for these small updates, your home will see the benefits for years to come. Think tapware in chic white or matte black, new pendant lights over the kitchen island, wall sconces in the bedroom instead of bedside table lamps, and contemporary new mirrors in your ensuite – you’ll feel like you’ve got a whole new space!

Adding small improvements to your home’s interiors doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take months to complete. With a few small changes to each space that you can easily do yourself or complete with a small amount of assistance from a professional, you can give your home a new updated look and feel to enjoy for years to come. For more home interior inspiration, visit the Hotondo Homes website today.

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