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Sometimes you don’t have to overhaul your entire house to make positive changes. All you need are a few simple changes here and there and you can breathe new life every room in your home. And the best part is that most of these won’t take up all of your weekend, so you will have plenty of time left over to appreciate all your hard work. Here you will find the best ways to make changes to the look of your home without really having to make changes at all!
Often places for dumping keys, spilling hot drinks and leaving magazines strewn across, our coffee tables are sadly neglected these days so why not give them a quick makeover? Coffee tables can be an overlooked feature in a living room so make the most of them. A glass bowl filled with potpourri, a few choice picture frames or a tarnished metal dish to be used for storing your car keys can combine functionality with style and give your coffee table a whole new look.
If you are lucky enough to have a window seat, then don’t let it go to waste. Spruce it up with soft cushions and throws, which can be changed throughout the year to match the seasons or your mood. If you only have a regular window sill, you can still make it fabulous with a vase of bright, fresh flowers and frame it with new fabric curtains or customised window coverings. They are quick and simple to install and make such a difference to your entire room.
Sofas and chairs
You can really go for it here and get whole new covers for your sofas that make a huge impact on your rooms. You don’t have to change the colour of your walls in order to change the colour scheme of your whole room, just change the sofas instead. And if that sounds like a bit like too much hard work, go for a simpler solution and brighten up your old look with new cushions and stylish knitted throws.
If the colour of your walls seems like you’ve been stuck with the same shade forever but you don’t have the time or money to spend on changing things then this is the way to go. A large picture frame with your favourite landscape or a selection of family photos grouped together on one wall can create a wonderfully eye-catching feature in any room.
Giving your walls and ceilings a fresh lick of paint is an obvious way of changing the overall look of your room but this can take time, money and effort to get done right. So, if you want a fresh new look without all the hassle, look at the other areas of your room that could benefit from a new coat of paint. Kitchen cupboards, wardrobes, dressers and dining tables can all be given a stunning makeover with new paint work or varnishing.