Interior design hacks

Simple interior design hacks to update your home  

Simple interior design hacks to update your home  

February 28, 2018

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If you’re looking to update your home or a part of it, but want to do it without having to spend too much valuable time and money on an interiors overhaul, our in-house interior designer, Lizzie Lester shares her simple interior design hacks. Want to visualise what your room could look like? Head over to our online interior design studio.

Refresh your lighting

Lighting can have a huge impact on a space, changing both its look and mood, it’s 101 on the list of interior design hacks. A great way to bring drama and elevate your space is to introduce an oversized pendant light or chandelier. Or try adding impact by updating your existing table lamp shades with a new and interesting print.

tobi-ishi - Elle Decor

Bring in texture

As the weather gets colder, incorporate tactile pieces, such as new chunky knit cushions and cosy, textural sheepskin rugs or throws – mixing up textures can change both the overall balance and the tone of you scheme.

Add seasonal greenery

It seems so simple, and it is! Bringing in seasonal greenery is a really quick and easy way to bring texture, a pop of natural colour and an autumnal or wintery feel to your space.  It doesn’t even have to be real, artificial plants and flowers can be just as effective – but sadly won’t breathe oxygen into your space!


Get painting

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to instantly and literally refresh a room. Using a contemporary, bold shade can update your room and help to bring a new focus to the pieces in it.

rural_living - OKA


Creative accoutrements

Upgrade door knobs, handles and pulls on dressers, chests and kitchen cupboards. This is a really simple change, but this little finishing touch can make a huge impact; making inexpensive pieces look luxurious; vintage pieces more contemporary and vice versa.


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