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5 Easy Steps To Change The Look And Feel Of Your Home

Giving your home a makeover is great fun and a chance to change the look and feel of your home. Summer is the perfect time to inject some color and life into your rooms and make your house feel brand new again. Here are five ways in which you can change the look and feel of your home.

1. Furniture Covers

Buying new loose furniture covers are a great way to spruce up your sofa and chairs thereby avoiding  the expense of a new sofa set. Buying new covers for your sofa offers real value for money and makes a huge difference to how your room looks and feels. They come in a wide choice of fabrics and textures from cotton to luxurious chenille as well as in hard wearing fabrics which are great if you have kids or pets to contend with! Available in florals, plains and patterned they are simple to fit and can totally transform a tired old sofa.

2. New Curtains

Curtains are a main feature of any room and can often also form a focal point. You don’t have to match curtains from one room to another and so it’s better to focus on each individual room and design it accordingly. Making your own curtains is easy and fun and a chance for you to choose your favorite material or fabric. Color match your curtains with the accessories in your room or buy accessories  or cushion covers to match your new fabric. Again, think about texture as well as possible pattern choices and floral designs if you feel like bringing a little of summer indoors.

3. Accessories

Accessories are a quick and easy way to add a new feel to a room. They can be anything – from personal items you brought home from an exotic holiday to a new set of cushion covers in various textures and color schemes. A well placed vase or a new floor rug can add a splash of color or texture to the room. Try not to clutter the space and keep to your chosen color palette for best results.

4. Colors and Patterns

Redecorating or wallpapering is a bigger job but don’t let that put you off. Choose a feature wall and just redecorate that. There are some really exciting wallpapers out there and if you are only doing one wall then you can afford to splash out on some luxury and stylish papers. Browse the internet for a huge range of choice in all colors, patterns and florals.

5. Plants

Plants are often overlooked, especially as a design feature, yet they can bring a real feeling of life and energy into a space if chosen well. Your local garden vendor can suggest you a range of indoor plants and will be able to advise you better. Choose nice big, green leafed varieties which make a statement and add a real feel of nature inside your home.

If you have any ideas for making your home feel re-energized and fresh, then please let us know in the comment box below.

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About The Author:

Nat Slater has kept busy redesigning her living room for the past couple of weeks, and is particularly proud of her new furniture covers.

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