Your home should be a space you’re consistently inspired by and feel relaxed in. As your needs, likes and dislikes grow over the years, your home space will need a spruce up every now and then to reflect them. If you want to update your home decor, try some of these ideas to brighten and update your design. The Tom Faulkner team share some top tips on how to spring clean your home and refresh your personal style.
Try adding a feature wall
This is something we layer in to our Chelsea showroom to give it a fresh feel. Adding in a feature wall is a great way to add a fresh colour to the room without having to redo the whole space. Decide how bold you want to go. You can keep it simple with a fresh white wall against an oat or beige colour scheme to add a muted but stylish flair. Or you can go for something bolder with a pop of colour to compliment the core colours of your space. A bold neutral such as a deep navy or emerald green tend to work well here. You could even pick out a fun print wallpaper to add some real character to a feature wall.
Here are some of our favourite wallpaper companies to try:
Never underestimate the power of plants and flowers
When your space is feeling a bit drab, we recommend starting with the most affordable fix you can – adding some greenery. A simple flower arrangement or a host of house plants will instantly make your room feel more alive and can be, for the most part, simple to maintain. Choose your blooms based on how green fingered you are.
There are some fantastic bouquet and plant subscription services now that send you new plants as frequently as you require them – easy spruce ups that can happen without you having to think about it!
Try these to get you started:
Curate some artwork
Curating artwork together is almost therapeutic. It’s a great way to challenge the creative brain and create a wall space that never fails to impress. Search on Pinterest or Instagram for “gallery walls” and you’ll find a plethora of ideas. A great way to pep up a plain wall, a gallery wall can be as large or as small as you like although ones that consist of large number of frames are more impactful and striking.
Creating a gallery wall takes careful planning. First you need to gather a selection of frames, using different textured designs in the same colour can look particularly impressive or you may choose to go for the same frame in a range of sizes.
Then you need to decide what to put in them. Black and white family portraits, photos of favourite holiday destinations, prints, paintings and even postcards are all good options. Once you have your frames ready, lay them out on the floor and arrange until you’re happy with your display and then hang.
Try finding some new artists with the help of these sites:
Look around your space and decide what you truly need. Do you have things in the space that don’t reflect your personality quite as much as they used to? Is there anything that might look better in a different room? De-clutter as much as you can and be ruthless! This blog post on how to live minimally might help you with this.
Make your room feel roomier with the addition of a mirror. It’s a great way to play with the spatial feel of the room and add some unexpected light too. If you’re not sure what size mirror to buy, this handy guide will help you!