Deciding to change or do up a room in your house really can be a daunting decision. Where do I start? What should I do? For us, it’s a case of the entire house (eep) – but when it’s just one room or two, the are some little touches you can add to make a place yours. As I’m living and breathing DIY and finishing touches, I thought a post like this might be nice! Doing up a room in your house can be really very expensive, especially if you want to re-plaster or rewire like we need to in order to truly make the room your own. Perhaps you’re renting a room or a house, either way, often you’re left living in rooms that don’t make you happy and really don’t feel like your own.
11 October 2013
Your place should make you happy, home is where the heart is after all and doing this without emptying your bank account is easier than you first though – it’s the little things that really transform your room and here are a few of my tips to give you a helping hand:
1. Cushions – cushions give a more luxurious feel to any room, ensuring that it’s somewhere that you really do want to sit down and relax in. There is nothing better than having a fluffy cushion to snuggle up against when it’s cold so choose one with different fabrics, textures and feels to get the most from them. Perfect for hiding behind too, when being forced in to watching scary films (ahem)
2. Throws – if you’ve moved house, there is a possibility that your sofa does not fit with the colour scheme of the new house. Instead of having to withstand colour clashes until you one day replace your sofa, buying a throw to cover it solves the problem and is considerably cheaper! This is perfect for when you’re renting and can’t decorate. If you’re really adventurous, you could cover the sofa in new fabric. I’m not quite that brave myself..
3. Coffee tables – probably one of the more expensive yet most transformative options is buying a coffee table. They help to fill any vacant space and also give you more space to put your knick knacks and so on (I have plenty!). For us, we’ve gone for one from Sainsbury’s as they’re reasonably priced and had a good range to choose from. Choose between glass tops for a modern look and solid wood for something traditional. Again though, you could always do a bit of DIY and paint yours!
4. Photos – photos of your family, your favourite places or just token silly faces will really help to make you feel like your place is your own. They all reflect you and your personality and help you put your mark on a room without costing a fortune. In our previous house I created a collage wall! This is great if you have recessed areas and all you need to do is attach photos, pictures and other decorative bits and bobs you like. Simple!
These tips and tricks are genuine and from the heart, but this post was written in collaboration with Sainsbury’s. If you want to add little touches that have a big impact to your home then coffee tables from Sainsbury’s are a great idea. Take a look at theircollection online today and browse their entire homeware collection for more inspiration.