Any home - instant gratification

  Any home - instant gratification

Are you tired of your home decor? Is your living space boring and uninspiring? There are many home improvement and DIY products that allow you to instantly update your decor - whether your budget is small or large... 

On a limited budget
Spruce up a plain room with a variety of fabrics in pillows, cushions, and draperies. Be sure to make sure the fabrics share at least one common colour to hold the look together. Your local stores offers a wide range of affordable soft furnishing and decor accessories, which means that you can afford to give any room a new look without spending a fortune. 
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One person's trash
Just because a piece of furniture is old and worn doesn't mean it's past its prime. If it's still sound and has nice lines, use paint to transform it into an accent piece you'll be proud to use and display. On wooden furniture give pieces a sanding down to remove any old varnish and restore the beauty of wood.

Wake up walls
Wake up a boring room with a bold colour statement. If you're shy about commitment but want a quick shot of colour, paint one wall; it can provide a colour fix and create a dramatic focal point. Then use colour throughout the room to keep the look cohesive. 

Flooring options
Belgotex offer a range of carpets to define a conversation area or to add colour throughout a room. To break up an open floor plan, use multiple area rugs to define certain areas or simply peel and stick DIY carpet tiles in squares of colour to the floor to define a space. 

Window dressing 
It's easy to add a new look to a room by creating more interest around windows. In a low-ceilinged room install curtain rods close to the ceiling, then add floor-length drapes to visually enlarge a room. For a small window use full-length draperies to create the illusion of a larger window. 

Paint is not just for walls. Paint woodwork and trim white to outline and visually enlarge the architecture. In rooms where architectural detail fades into the background, use a dark stain on light woods to create visual impact. 
Go with colour
The colours you choose for your living room will affect how guests feel in the space. Colours can energize or relax the space, depending on how intense they are and how warm or cool they are. 

A serene scheme of soft blue and white makes this spacious living room feel calm, cool, and collected - a gracious setting for elegant gatherings. A light tan carpet underfoot warms the space and keeps the cool tones in balance. 

Rearrange the furniture
It doesn't cost anything to move furniture around. Put some pieces on a diagonal or group them into smaller conversation areas instead of letting them hug the walls. Even swapping pieces from another room can create a refreshing change of pace. When moving furniture around try to arrange the space to reflect the way you and your family like to live, the location of the room, and its traffic patterns. If the room is designed for conversation, gather furniture around a central point and keep it cosy. If it's used as a serene getaway without a television, add a chaise lounge to complement a sofa. Be sure to allow for access to furniture and a pathway through the space.

Courtesy of: (edited by Active Network Properties)

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