How to refresh your home with interior design trends
We'd all love to move into our dream home tomorrow, and have it perfectly styled by an interior design expert, but that's easier said than done. Luckily, there are plenty of interior design trends you can recreate yourself, to give your current home a refresh without breaking the bank or undertaking a huge renovation. Here are our favourite simple swaps to revitalise your home.
Get rugged up
Whether you have wall-to-wall carpets or sleek polished floorboards, adding a rug can transform any room. A gorgeous rug helps to define zones within a large, open-plan space. Think a fluffy, neutral rug between the sofas for a grown-up chillout zone, and a fun print by the toybox to mark out a designated play space.
When choosing a rug, consider how it feels underfoot and how easy it will be to keep clean. Some rugs just need a quick shake outside and a once-over with the vacuum every so often, making them a great low-maintenance addition to your home.
Embrace the latest interior design trends with cushions and throws
You can never have too many cushions and throws. You can stick with classic neutrals which go with anything, or be brave and mix different colours, patterns and textures for a really bold look.
Cushions give you the opportunity to try out a design trend you've had your eye on. Not sure if you like faux fur? Secretly obsessed with sequins? Grab a few cushions and see if it works before you commit.
A beautiful throw is a really practical piece, creating a cosy space to relax and unwind. And in the spirit of sustainability, old throws can be donated to the op shop, or downcycled into blankets for your dog. .
Illuminate your space
Lighting is often an afterthought when we makeover our homes, but it shouldn't be! Changing your ceiling lights may be out of reach, but you still can give your space a cost-effective revamp by updating your lamps. Strategically-placed lamps can help you cultivate a relaxing reading zone or a motivating workspace, and they're easy to swap out if you decide to redecorate again in the future.
Don't neglect your napery
There's something special about those neatly folded, starched napkins that adorn the tables in high-end restaurants. Why not recreate the fine dining experience at home, with your own set of beautiful napery? Laying the table will be a pleasure when you have matching placemats, napkins and coasters, and you can even coordinate your tea towels and oven mitts too.
Treat yourself to some beautiful bedlinen
Is there anything better than sliding into bed, surrounded by crisp, fresh bedlinen? Well-made sheet and quilt cover sets are an investment. They'll wash and wear much better than their cheaper counterparts, and continue to look fantastic for years to come.
And if you're wondering how on earth you'll store all your new linen, here's a clever hack: use one of the pillowcases as a storage sack. Once you've folded the coordinating sheets, slide them inside the pillowcase before stacking in your linen press.
And remember, cushions and throws aren't confined to the lounge. A statement throw or some plush cushions on the bed can help to create a real boudoir effect.
Play Tetris with the furniture
It's amazing how simply rearranging the furniture can transform and refresh your home, especially when it comes to versatile modern living room décor. Think about how people will use and move through the space, and whether your current setup is helping life flow, or getting in the way. You might even be able to make a feature out of a piece of furniture you barely noticed before, by giving it pride of place in your new layout.
Expert hack: Have a tape measure handy before you start shifting heavy items around. There's nothing worse than moving a large piece of furniture, only to find it won't fit in the new location.
Ready to give your home a budget-friendly makeover with our simple swaps? Check out our fantastic range of linen, napery, cushions and throws.