With more time being spent at home nowadays, we’re all getting a little antsy and growing bored of the same old routine. Get out of bed, walk to the kitchen, make a coffee, sit at the computer and start working - it gets a little tiresome after several weeks!
While your routine may be 90% set in stone, your surroundings don’t have to be! Whether you’re noticing little home projects that need your attention or you simply want to spruce up your space, here are 5 ways you can quickly revamp your home while remaining socially distant and not blowing out your budget.
If you have some outdated pendant lights hanging above your kitchen bench or have been thinking “I really could do with a lamp” then perhaps it’s finally time to change things up! Pendant lights are available in many styles and are relatively quick to install. Add a splash of colour to an otherwise drab space or even consider changing up the metal type. Coppers and Matte Blacks have been trending for quite a few months now and look like they’re here to stay for many more.
Pro Tip: Keep an eye out for lighting that feature bold colours hiding inside the shade for a bit of hidden ‘wow’ factor.
Lamps invoke a cosy, rugged-up feeling - particularly in these cooler months. Available from most homeware stores, you’ll be spoilt for choice as they come in a variety of colours, shapes, sizes, materials and even textures! Add a warm light globe to create a sense of warmth by drenching your room in a soothing, soft light as opposed to a harsher cool light. Order your lighting from a wide range of electrical and hardware stores to brighten your home!
THROWS AND CUSHIONS
Having a couch or a chair isn’t enough - you need to accessorise it. With the chill setting in, it’s a great time to either raid your top cupboards for those forgotten blankets hiding away in storage or order a new set of soft cushions either online or from your local stores which are just reopening. Many online websites sell homewares designed by local artists and what better way to revitalise your home than by furnishing it with the hard work and talent of your local community. Whether you’re into Scandi-style neutral tones, animal prints, pastels, plant foliage or Morrocan rust patterns - there’s something for everyone!
Check out Pinterest to pinpoint your style and search online for local stores that have what you’re looking for.
While it may sound like a big job, updating your countertop is much easier than it seems. Trading up to that smooth stone bench you’ve always dreamed of or refreshing the style and colour of your Laminate countertop can easily be done in one weekend once the surface has been prepared and measured and your new countertop ordered and made. Post Form Laminating creates benchtops in a huge variety of colours, materials, shapes, sizes. If you have a specific design in mind, not a problem! Just bring your photos and inspiration and they can recreate it for you.
Countertops are a central part of any home, it’s where your guests congregate when you throw your next party - so make yours a talking point by checking out the Post Form Laminating website today.
RUGS AND MATS
Again, winter is on it’s way and another way to make your home more warm and inviting while adding some style and colour is to incorporate a rug into the design. Try to choose a colour or pattern that compliments the other colours of your room for example a cream rug with a blue couch rather than a bright red one. Texture and size are also important factors to consider. Think about if pets and children will be on this rug if it's placed in a high traffic area. For example, a thick pile rug will be harder to clean in the event of a spill.
A FEATURE WALL
Wallpaper with bold prints, a fresh coat of Royal Blue paint or a nice, tidy Beige - whatever your style, a feature wall is a quick way to complement your furniture while tying a look together.
Painting, wallpaper or adding artworks, tapestries or wainscotting adds depth, character and will have you feeling rejuvenated in no time.
Pro Tip: Make sure you do some thorough research into colours and what they make you feel before picking up a paint brush - a fiery red isn’t always the best shade to fall asleep to!
With these helpful suggestions and tips in mind, it’s time to start planning your home’s next DIY project. Give us a call on (07) 4633 1481 to get your next project underway.