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Every now and again it’s nice to freshen things up a bit and this approach is a lot easier than re-decorating every room from top to bottom! Often, you can get away with doing just one or two DIY tasks that can really make a difference to your home quite quickly. Here are seven easy ways to freshen up a room ready for spring.
Renew your skirting boards
If your skirting boards are badly scuffed and dented, renewing them could be a good idea. Rubbing your old ones down, filling in the dings and repainting them would be a backbreaking and time-consuming job- nobody has time for that! Plus, replacing them helps you to give each new room a crisper, more modern look. Pencil round skirting board gives a professional finish and has the added advantage of being easy to care for. The dust and the dirt will not settle on this curved skirting in the way it does with a skirting that has a flat top edge.
Update your artwork
Most of us use photos, wall hangings, and paintings in our homes. Updating these can have a really transformative effect. And if you use the same hooks and nails, it will only take you a few minutes to transform your room.
Buy a few rugs
Rugs are such a great way to make a room feel a little cosier, and they’re also an excellent way to deal with any patches of flooring that are looking a bit worn.
Re-cover your dining room chairs
Re-covering your dining room chairs is actually a lot easier than you’d think. You only need some good quality fabric, a pair of scissors and a proper upholstery stapler to get the job done. Typically, you can re-cover two or three chairs in just a couple of hours.
Add some mood lighting
The way a room is lit has a huge impact on how comfortable it feels. If you haven’t upgraded your lighting in a while it’s well worth considering doing so. The good news is you do not necessarily have to drill any holes or run any wires. For example, you could simply change the bulbs you are using to dimmable versions. Or, invest in some coloured LED bulbs to change things up a bit. In some situations stick up lights can work really well too. Or, if you prefer you could just buy a couple of plug-in table lamps or floor lamps to create puddles of light where you want them.
Update your handles
Simply renewing the handles on your cupboard doors can also make a difference. This is especially the case in a room like a kitchen where there are a lot of handles.
Refinish your furniture
If your furniture is looking a little dated or worn consider stripping it down and repainting or re-spraying it. Or, better still get someone to do it for you!
If you want more ideas, you can find them in this article. All of the projects in that article are reasonably quick and easy to complete. They are also all designed to be done on a tight budget.