• Adding the ‘wow’ factor on a budget

    Posted on 20 Jan 2014 by Dorothy Wightman | 0 comments

    January…means miserable weather, nights in and no money for most folks but that doesn't mean you have to neglect your interior planning and ideas.  While you’re sitting at home you can often spot those DIY projects that have been waiting to be done for months, so why not crack on and get them done?  Don’t worry about it being a costly expense that you have to wait for March or April to get cracking with…just a little inspiration and a touch of experimentation and some DIY  you can add the ‘wow’ factor to your interiors on a budget.  

    Here are our some of our top tips:

    Create a panel:  is your living room looking limp or your dining room drab?  Why not create a panel of colour to make a feature of a wall or alcove.  You can do this with paint, but we love floral pattern or bright striped wall paper.  You can find samples in lots in Interior Shops.  It doesn’t take long to hang and can add a dramatic effect to any room.

    Dress your table:  even just simple touches like dressing a table or shelves can enhance a room.  Try using a series of glass bottles or glasses with fresh flowers, to complement a room.  It will instantly lift a space.

    Buy a bright rug:  Putting down a bright coloured rug can dramatically change a space; particularly during these dark months a touch of colour can really add the wow factor.

    Play with scale:  no matter how small a room, if you chose 1 large item – such as a chair, piece of artwork or statement curtains it can really alter your room and make a dramatic statement

    Lighting:  Lighting is one of our favourite features of interior design and possibly one of the most cost effective ways you can transform a room.  Changing a lampshade, adding a large pendant as a feature, adding new lighting or lighting under kitchen cupboards, or adding a row of fairy lights to a picture or glass bowl can really lift a room and add drama. 

    Have a look at some of our Pinterst boards for some more inexpensive ideas to transform your interiors.