The only thing better than a spring clean is a spring makeover, and while big renovations are both costly and time-consuming, there are a few easy ways to transform the rooms of your home before the weekend is over.
Give your kitchen some love with a new splashback – be it tile, acrylic or just a splash of paint. Whether you keep things classic with a subway tile or add some colour and fun with printed glass, it’s bound to have an instant impact. Don’t forget about the finer details though, just changing up your cabinetry handles can begin to shift the direction for your kitchen style. For a more modern look thing long, slim, rectangular handles, while a decorative cup-style handle will keep things traditional.
A fresh lick of paint over unsightly, dated tiles is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to bring your bathroom back to life. Remember to clean and prime the surface first, and to remove any wall fixtures. While they’re off, consider replacing them all together, along with your tapware and showerhead. Choose a finish that’ll match your new wall colour and keep it consistent across the bathroom – with so many designs and finishes on the market, the hardest part of this transformation will be picking your favourite.
Reviving your living room can be as simple as new accessories – patterned pillows, textured throws and a new lounge cover will immediately dress up the space, while no-cost updates like colour-coding your book collection and changing up the layout will also go a long way in making a difference. Swapping out small, statement pieces like coffee tables and consoles can also contribute to a two-day transformation.
If that’s still not enough, decorative wall panelling adds a new level of depth to any room can and helps you to achieve the look you’re after. Opt for vertical panelling for relaxed, coastal style or a detailed frame-like pattern to create a more formal space.
Investing in new linen is one of the quickest and most obvious ways to make a change in the bedroom, but if you want to take things a step further, splash out on a new bedhead. Something upholstered will bring about a touch of luxe, while a woven rattan masterpiece is a little more tropical and very much on-trend. For a better night’s sleep and a greater sense of space, set your mind on clearing the clutter and invest in some savvy storage solutions – blanket boxes and under-bed drawers will make the perfect new home for excess shoes, sheets or towels. If you are still short on space, free up your bedside tables by ditching the lamps and installing hanging pendants instead – they just so happen to make a stunning design feature.