Is your house looking a bit dull? Are you bored with the same old furnishings? Here are some simple and quick tips to brighten up your home.
1 Make a Curtain Headboard
I’ve been wanting a bedstead to make my bed look smarter, but haven’t found one I like. Instead, I took a curtain sample I picked up from a home furnishings shop and hung it behind the bed. Very little work involved, and it makes my bedroom look super-smart.
Sofa looking a bit shabby? Buy a fabric remnant and toss it over the sofa. I covered my boring (but free) leatherette sofa with a piece of chocolate fake fur I picked up for a couple of euros. No sewing involved and feels lovely to sit on.
Want a cheap ‘painting’ to spruce up a plain wall? Buy a plain canvas, get a piece of patterned fabric (if you’re like me, you’ll have a stash you’ve been collecting), and staple it round the canvas. Hey presto, a work of art in minutes!
Dull dining room chairs? Cover them with some cool fabric. I got hold of some leopard print fake fur and turned my chairs from frightful to fab (yes, someone had deemed it a good idea to cover them in pink material with black spots. My eyes, my eyes!)
Get bored with looking at the same old things? Collect postcards –-- pick them up at market stalls or collect the free advertising cards. Clip them to a piece of string or ribbon, hang it on the wall, and when you get bored simply change them around.