Just moved house? Here are some tips on how to decorate and put your own stamp on it. Whether you’ve just bought, or you’re renting and limited to what you can do to a property, these are great ways to add little personal touches and freshen up your home.
Work room-by-room so you don’t give yourself too much work to do. Identify rooms in the house which are already decorated to your taste and put them towards the bottom of the priority list.
They say a kitchen sells a home, but the potential of a kitchen can have the exact same effect. If you bought a house with a kitchen you want to replace, a short-term solution is to repaint or replace the cupboard doors. Alternatively, adding a fresh lick of paint to your units can add a new sense of life to the room – and is pocket friendly too!
Reception rooms can sometimes be the most important room to decorate as this is where you will spend most of your time. If the room is to a neutral taste, a simple quick fix would be to add character to a room using ornaments and feature lamps. You can add a touch of personalisation to the walls by hanging photo frames.
Replacing bathrooms and kitchens can be very expensive and time-consuming; something which may not be possible after moving home. However, little touches can have a huge impact. Changing towel rails, toilet roll holders and showerheads will help change the style of the room. If the grouting between the tiles looks dated, grout reviver is a quick and easy way to restore grout lines to a bright white finish.
Adding your own personal touch to your bedroom can be quick and easy if you have a limited budget. Decorating your bed with new linen, cushions and matching throws won’t cost a lot but it can add so much more to the room.
If you have empty space in the bedroom, you could find a second-hand armchair online to decorate with cushions and a throw. Matching these with the curtains will make your bedroom look like a showroom in no time!
As well as focusing on specific rooms, there are also general touch-ups which you can do around the house. Repainting the skirting boards and internal doors can have a bigger impact than you can imagine.
Ripping up old carpets will also rid you of reminders of the previous occupants and give an insight into what lies beneath. You may discover amazing wooden floors that just need a little TLC to bring them up to spec.