Refresh your space with these 6 quick fixes and simple projects that won’t take any longer than a weekend.
#1 ADD AN ACCENT FEATURE
Brighten up a living space by painting the inside of a window recess or around a door frame in a contrasting colour.
Introducing a shot of bright accent colour like this is an easy way of highlighting a decorative feature, or can help create a focal point in a plain room that lacks architectural details.
#2 UPGRADE AN OLD WARDROBE
Give a tatty wardrobe a new look by replacing solid door panels with sheets of woven cane. Remove the old panels, then staple cane sheets to the backs of the doors. Keep the cane pulled taut while you staple, so it doesn’t sag. Don’t forget to give the contents of your wardrobe an upgrade too. Simply swap out your winter clothes for items that speak to the incoming season. Opt for florals, lighter shades and fabrics and put your winter clothes in storage.
#3 CREATE A WINDOW SEAT
Make use of a bay window or alcove to carve out a seating spot. Box in a recess by building a timber frame, and clad it with panelling. Use wood to create the seat.
#4 SPRUCE UP THE HALLWAY
Walls can end up with scrapes and scuffs. Paint lower sections in a contrasting colour, using a harder-wearing scuff-proof paint.
#5 GIVE COLOUR TO YOUR DOORS
Update a plain space without a major room redo. Painting a door is a great way of introducing bold colours to reinvigorate a neutral scheme with little effort. Bright shades are uplifting or go for moodier colours in a more muted scheme.
#6 BRIGHTEN UP A PLAIN DRESSER
Breathe new life into an old dresser or display cabinet by lining the interior with colourful paper. Use remnants of leftover wallpaper or craft paper – a cheery design will make a contrasting backdrop for display pieces. Remove the shelves first, cut the paper to size and secure it with contact adhesive.
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Originally published in SA Woman&Home Magazine