This is a collaborative post but all thoughts and opinions are my own
Over the past year I have been doing a lot more interiors/ homestyle posts and I have to admit I am really loving them and I can’t wait until we actually move so I can create more content around big projects and renovating a house (you all have that to look forward to!) But until then it’s all about the smaller changes you can make and how best to maximize the space you already have, be it a house, a flat, or a room in a house share.
Make a feature wall
Now you might not want to go all out and paint all the walls in your house so a good option is to choose one wall and make it into your feature wall. I have a feature wall which is wallpapered in both of the bedrooms in my flat and I think it makes the whole room stand out and it gives it some personality. Although this was done about 4.5 years ago and my tastes have changed a bit so I think I’d go for something a bit more neutral like this brick walling which would look really good in an industrial style bedroom or as a feature wall in an open plan kitchen/ diner.
Repaint the window panes and door surrounds
You don’t need to go all out and paint an entire wall, just adding some paint around the window panes and the door frames will make such a difference to the space. You can opt to go really clean and chose a bright white finish, or you can add some character (and hide any dirt) with something like a grey which is what I plan on doing when we move. I love the idea of lighter/ neutral walls and mid-grey coloured window panes.
Replace the skirting boards
Skirting boards are the kinds of things which a lot of people tend to forget about as in most situations you don’t see them as there’s furniture against them but replacing the skirting boards can instantly breathe some life into your space. Even though I’ve only been in my new built flat for six years, as they only used cheap wood it’s not looking it’s best, so if I planned on being here for a lot longer this is a project I’d do.
Rearrange your furniture and space
If you’re in a rented space then the projects above might not be things you can do as some properties are strict on personalizing the space too much, but something you can do is rearrange what you have. When I was a kid I loved nothing more than rearranging all the furniture in my room as doing that made the room feel brand new. By rearranging furniture you might find a better use for the space around you or find you end up with more space.
What have you done to refresh your space?