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How to hide the little things you hate about your house

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Giant floor cushion

£65

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SHOPPING FIX

How to hide the little things you hate about your house

*Those* inherited kitchen tiles, *that* sofa with the stubborn red wine stain,  Lucy Dunn picks 20 buys to disguise and update 

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*Those* inherited kitchen tiles, *that* sofa with the stubborn red wine stain,  Lucy Dunn picks 20 buys to disguise and update 

Our pick ESTAMPE AND CO

In a flat share? Try this peel and stick wallpaper. Genius.

£37.50

BUY
  • ROCKETT ST GEORGE

    There’s nothing like some luxurious velvet cushions for ramping a room up a notch.

    £29

    BUY
  • MADE.COM

    A bright modern floor lamp will create a focal point in a room.

    £69

    BUY
  • WEST ELM

    Table lamps and the cosy pools of light they create are a quick way to warm up a living room – where you place them will also change the look and feel, so experiment until you’re happy.

    £139

    BUY
  • ANTHROPOLOGIE

    A sunny print can cheer up a down-at-heel room without costing a fortune. 

    £42

    BUY
  • URBAN OUTFITTERS

    Consigning your dusty blinds to the skip and adding a simple fabric wall panel may be all you need to make a difference.

    £65

    BUY
  • URBAN OUTFITTERS

    Hanging tapestries used to be considered a student-y way of doing up a room on the cheap, but now they look chic and modern.

    £40

    BUY
  • ORLA KIELY

    Bored of your bedroom? A bed is a big visual expanse, therefore a set of statement new linen will make an instant impact. 

    From £28

    BUY
  • HABITAT

    ... Cheery colours will also “de-drab” a room. 

    £35

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  • FEATHER AND NEST

    Sofa seen better days (or a few too many gatherings)? A cushion or two will disguise the red wine stains.

    £37

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  • WOOLWOW

    ….And so will a big chunky blanket throw.

    £61.99

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  • HOMEARTSTICKERS

    Always had a hatred of those inherited kitchen tiles but have never got round to replacing? Try these stickers.

    £37.04 for a pack of 32

    BUY
  • STENCILIT

    Stencils are a lot cooler and less twee than they used to be. We reckon this giant herringbone stencil would revive a soulless hall. 

    £34.95

    BUY
  • HOLLY’S HOUSE

    Lacklustre bathroom? A round towel will add some interest – throw over a chair or stool to add some colour and texture. 

    £89

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  • MADE.COM

    A statement chair in a contrast colour will always update a room. Tie in the colours with some cushions and you’ve got a (nearly) new lounge.

    £599

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  • TROUVA

    OK, a set of designer tea towels won’t transform a kitchen, but they’ll make you feel better if you’ve got a downer on the decor.

    £17

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  • HOMEBASE

    Yellowy, pine floorboards or a scuffed carpet you suddenly hate? This chalky floor paint can be painted straight onto them (Youtube is full of tutorials). 

    £29.99

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  • RONSEAL

    There’s no easy (or cheap) answer if you hate your kitchen cupboards, but here is a (fairly) temporary fix you can try.

    £19.72

    BUY
  • THE DORMY HOUSE

    Screen off the bits of a room that are most getting you down – these ones come ready-to-paint so you can coordinate with your decor.

    £135

    BUY
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