ROCKETT ST GEORGE
There’s nothing like some luxurious velvet cushions for ramping a room up a notch.
A bright modern floor lamp will create a focal point in a room.
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.
A sunny print can cheer up a down-at-heel room without costing a fortune.
Consigning your dusty blinds to the skip and adding a simple fabric wall panel may be all you need to make a difference.
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.
Bored of your bedroom? A bed is a big visual expanse, therefore a set of statement new linen will make an instant impact.
... Cheery colours will also “de-drab” a room.
FEATHER AND NEST
Sofa seen better days (or a few too many gatherings)? A cushion or two will disguise the red wine stains.
….And so will a big chunky blanket throw.
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 32BUY
Stencils are a lot cooler and less twee than they used to be. We reckon this giant herringbone stencil would revive a soulless hall.
Lacklustre bathroom? A round towel will add some interest – throw over a chair or stool to add some colour and texture.
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.
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.
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).
There’s no easy (or cheap) answer if you hate your kitchen cupboards, but here is a (fairly) temporary fix you can try.
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.