If you read my previous post about potentially moving house, you will know that we were torn between upsizing or improving our existing home. Well we made a decision and the plan is to improve our home and add our style to it, and if the right property comes up then to see what happens.
Redecorating is not a task that everyone looks forward to doing. DIY is something that many of us find a bit daunting. After all, not everyone has the time, skills and cash needed to make a good job of redecorating. However, as you will see, with the right mindset and approach all of these perceived issues can actually be overcome.
Look for the easy option
The first thing you need to do is to always look for the easiest way to get the job done. You do not necessarily have to take the same approach as everyone else does. For example, to avoid having to get down on your hands and knees to repaint the skirting every time you redecorate just install some new ogee skirting board instead.
Throughout autumn and winter, we find ourselves spending more time in the kitchen than ever. Gone are the hazy summer days where we’d throw together a salad and gather around the BBQ. It’s all about slow cooker stews, warming soups and getting cosy. Have you ever thought about changing the decor in your kitchen in time for autumn? It can really add to the seasonal vibe, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.
Is there anything more autumnal than rustic decor? This works particularly well if your kitchen is wooden. Keep the decor simple, but not too simple. Think leather stools for your breakfast bar, copper-coloured pendant lights over the dining table, brickwork-inspired tiles, open shelves, and visible pan racks. If you’re in need of furniture, go for pre-loved vintage styles. If you have beams in your kitchen, accentuate them with a fresh wood stain!