Eight easy decorating tips

If you find yourself stuck at home twiddling your thumbs, now would be a great time to get all those niggling DIY jobs knocked off your ‘to do’ list. If you’re looking for some quick and easy ways to make an impact in your home, take a look at the following ten easy decorating tips.


Paint the walls

There’s nothing quite as effective as painting the walls to giving the interior of your home a boost. Paint over those insipid walls with a stylish new colour to bring some instant glamour to your home.


Hang up a shelf

We simply can’t have enough shelves to put all those endless trinkets and treasures our homes collect. Installing a new shelf in a room will act as a welcome addition, making the space feel bigger and providing a practical spot to place essential items.


Paint the ceiling

Ceilings can often go forgotten when we decorate our homes. Painting the ceiling of virtually any type of room will add instant light, intrigue and texture, particularly if the ceiling boasts a different colour to the rest of the room.


Reupholster furniture

Instead of replacing items of furniture with new ones, why not renovate existing settees and armchairs? Opt for funky colours, patterns and materials to transform the way your lounge, dining room or bedroom looks.


Create an indoor garden

Select a specific windowsill, shelf or tabletop as your chosen destination for a delightful indoor garden. Don’t hold back in back your indoor oasis thrive with greenery and life by placing an assortment of plants in colourful ceramics.


Throw some throws into the mix

Another instant way to transform a living space is to cover a chair or settee with a funky, colour, cosy and eye-catching new throw.


Put up a mirror

Make any room in your home instantly lighter and seemingly bigger by placing a new mirror on the walls.


Lay down a new rug

Rather than ripping up and replacing old carpets, lay a large new rug on the floor to give the room an instant makeover.

Follow these simple steps and sit back and enjoy your stylish, funky and practical living space without breaking the bank.


Jonathan Caplan

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Jonathan Caplan

I co-founded New ID Living with my brother, Daniel and over the years we have developed and expanded the business together including the purchase of a flooring company...
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