Easy decorating ideas to bring new life to your home

Easy decorating ideas to bring new life to your home

Decorating can be a fun and easy way to inject a bit of your personality into your home – a brightly coloured bedroom, a tropical living room or a shabby chic kitchen; the possibilities are endless. It’s likely that we’ll be spending a lot more time inside over the next few months, so it’s a good time for you to flex those designer skills, create a space that you love and explore some home décor ideas that you may have been Pinteresting recently!

There are plenty of simple and achievable ideas for home decorating that can be hugely rewarding and make a big change to your home – and require minimal supplies and effort too! It is advised that going out to buy decorating supplies is non-essential, but there are still lots of independent shops open and doing deliveries, and now, more than ever, it’s a great opportunity to support small businesses.

Here are a few simple ideas to spruce up your home and learn a new skill at the same time!


Upcycle an old piece of furniture

Upcycled side board using Frenchic Paint

Upcycled side board using Frenchic Paint from Amy Interiors

You may have noticed that there is been an upcycling explosion in recent years – and it’s no wonder. It’s an amazingly creative way to reuse something old and bring a bit of life back to it, avoiding waste and adding your own personal touch to a piece of furniture in your home. A great way to start is transforming an old set of drawers or bedside table into a new and completely unique item for your home. 

Check out Frenchic Furniture Paint for upcycling inspiration – they’re still delivering, although orders may take longer to deliver than usual. And if you’re looking to add just a little bit more style, then why not change up the drawer handles too. Check out Etsy for a treasure trove of beauties which will take your bedside table to the next level! 


Hang your photos

Emma Jane Palin's Gallery Wall

Emma Jane Palin's gallery wall goals

It may seem like something simple, but how many of us are guilty of printing photos, buying prints or promising to hang the kids’ artwork and never getting round to it? The time is now! Gallery walls have become a hot Insta photo so why not try to recreate your own. Play with composition like stairways or hallways – walls which may often be quite bare and need a bit of excitement thrown in. If you’re looking for a minimal and clean look, stick to similar frames and black and white photos, or if you like to mix it up then go for a variety of colours, styles and mix your photos with your prints with your motivational quotes!

For frames, check out Etsy for a huge variety of simple, fun and creative frames from a wealth of independent sellers.

For inspo, check out Emma Jane Palin’s gallery wall of dreams

And if you’re looking to start from scratch on your own gallery wall, here’s some wonderful artists and illustrators who are currently still shipping orders:

Emily EdwardsAbigail BurchArnelle Woker and Mitson Design.


Show your bathroom a little love!

Emily Jane Lathan's Bathroom

Emily Jane Lathan's dreamy bathroom

It’s easy to overlook your bathroom, especially when it’s small and there may not be enough space for décor. But with more time spent at home, self-care is a big priority for a lot of people right now; bubble baths, facemasks, taking care of your skin – it’s worth to invest a bit of time in your bathroom to create the perfect self-care space. 

A simple shelf across your tub provides a space for your favourite soaps and bubble baths, or even a fresh vase of flowers and a scented candle. A brand-new shower curtain will instantly add colour to your space. A simple coat of paint in a fresh shade can make your bathroom feel new. And finally, add some plants to make it look bright and cheery! Check out this list of plants that thrive in a bathroom for some inspiration and shop for plants (delivered straight to your door!) here:

Beards and Daisies, Hortologyand Happy House Plants. 

And if you’re looking for bathroom inspo, look no further than Emily Jane Lathan for boho bathroom vibes.


Feeling brave? Let’s wallpaper!

Eleanor Bowmer Rainbow Spot Wallpaper

Eleanor Bowmer's gorgeous Rainbow Spot Wallpaper

If you’re looking to make a bold move with your decorating then a feature wall is the way to go! It’s the perfect way to make a statement and let your personality shine through your home style. Eleanor Bowmer is the Queen of incredible prints, and we’re excited that she’s just released a brand-new wallpaper collection! Including leopard print, rainbow, Dalmatian spot and wild animals – this wallpaper will definitely brighten up any room! Eleanor’s online shop is currently only open on Saturday and Sunday in order to be able to get orders out during the week – so make sure you get online this weekend!

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