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3 simple ways to liven up your home

AD| There’s a reason DIY was one of the most popular hobbies newly-adopted under lockdown.  After months spent in the house, those odd-jobs we’d been…


AD| There’s a reason DIY was one of the most popular hobbies newly-adopted under lockdown. 

After months spent in the house, those odd-jobs we’d been putting off for years could no longer be ignored and our tired interiors suffered all the more for our permanent presence between the same four walls day in, day out.  

For some, one-off renovations were enough to make our houses feel a little more homely again. But if you’ve caught the DIY bug and are eager to keep up the home makeovers, these are just three simple ways to liven up any living space – take a look. 

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1. Paint 

Is there anything a fresh coat of paint can’t fix? 

Plenty, probably. But it goes a long way when it comes to making a room look brand new. 

And when it comes to colour, it’s all down to personal taste. If you’re the vibrant and bubbly type who wants every room to brim with personality, bold colours are the way to go. But there’s nothing wrong with a more toned-down taste, so if you’d rather keep it simple, stick to the more neutral shades of the Dulux colour chart. 

2. Centrepiece 

Less is generally more when it comes to interior design. 

That’s why you don’t need to pour your funds into expensive trimmings to make the most of your space. 

On the other hand, it’s nice to have a little luxury around the house. So if you’re the type of person who likes to splash out and treat yourself, pouring your funds into a glamourous centrepiece can elevate the appearance of the rest of your room while compromising on the spending side. 

SM London are a leading manufacturer of bespoke luxury furniture, and their pieces are not simply an indulgence but an investment – designed to be as long-lasting as they are stylish, their furnishings are highly customisable and are sure to suit any room, whether your tastes are traditional or leaning more towards the contemporary. 

3. Lighting 

Lights can have a major impact on the atmosphere of a room. 

And whether you’re hosting a family get-together or sophisticated soiree with friends, your lighting can be the magic element that makes the mood just perfect. Likewise, if you hate to be greeted with bright lights in the morning, a set of blinds in the kitchen can make that morning trip downstairs just a little easier to bear. 

Natural lighting is of course just as important as artificial lighting, but during the winter, we won’t be seeing much of the former. Nevertheless, a cosy pair of curtains can tie together your interior design nicely, while lamps give off just the right amount of light to enjoy a Netflix night in. 

And when summer rolls around, it’s time to open those curtains and let the sun roll in – you know, that week of sun we get occasionally. 

These are just three simple ways to improve your interior design and liven up your home post-lockdown. 

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