We all want our homes to look their best, but when it comes to redecorating it can be hard to know how to achieve the style we want at an affordable price. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to transform the look of your rooms and add value to your property without breaking the bank.
If you have a dining room that’s separate from the kitchen or lounge, the chances are you don’t use it all the time. It’s therefore a space where you can afford to be bold and let your creativity show. Fitting laminate flooring is a practical choice but can also add a touch of luxury. A dark-coloured floor with neutral tones on the walls and a bold pendant light fitting can create a stylish space that will attract positive comments from your dinner guests.
The living room by contrast is somewhere you spend a lot of time, so while you want it to be stylish, you have to be able to relax without bold patterns driving you to distraction. Light neutral colours that help you relax are a good start, but you can add highlights with a contrasting wall or alcoves or choose bright bold cushions and rugs to add a splash of interest. For a more intimate feel, go for rich deep shades like burgundies and browns, but don’t overdo it as you can make the room seem darker.
Bathrooms and Kitchens
These are rooms that we use all the time, so they need to be practical and hard-wearing, but that’s no reason to sacrifice style. Practical and attractive laminates from the likes of http://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring/cheap-laminate-flooring.html can make the floor a focal point. In the bathroom you can create focal points with metal accessories or brightly coloured towels. In the kitchen you can make a big difference just by changing handles or repainting doors.
The bedroom needs to feel cosy and welcoming. You can achieve much of this with soft furnishings. Choose duvet covers, curtains and cushions to complement each other, but don’t get too hung up on colour matching. A bit of contrast from cushions or throws can give the room a lift. Choose your headboard carefully too – you can even make your own from MDF covered with the same fabric as your curtains.