Combine a mixture of floor lamps, table lamps and candles to create a flexible and inviting lighting plan.
The bed is the main focus of a bedroom so a quick, cost-effective way to refresh the room is to update your bed linen and add plenty of cushions and throws to add luxury.
Plants give life to a room but fresh flowers and plants are difficult to maintain. There are many faux plants available that give the same effect but you don’t have to remember to water them and they will last forever!
Define areas in your room with rugs. Large-open plan rooms benefit being separated into smaller more intimate areas. But remember, since they are in the same room they need to complement each other in style and color.
Add a mirror to instantly change the dynamic of a room. The use of mirrors can give the illusion of more space and increase light in darker areas.
Pictures and paintings will add interest to a room. Positioning is very important; they should be hung at eye level so that you look directly at them and grouping a number of smaller pictures together can also be very effective.
It’s not easy keeping our homes tidy, particularly if you have children, but trunks and chests are an effective and attractive way to hide odds and ends.
Updating cushions, throws, rugs and candles is a quick and inexpensive way of refreshing your scheme. You can use them to introduce a new accent color to an existing neutral scheme and even change them to compliment the seasons.
Look through books and magazines and collect images that inspire you. Keep them in a folder along with fabric and color samples so that when you go shopping you can take it with you in order to match your ideas with your new purchases.