Transform your home in a weekend

Looking for a speedy way to give a ‘blah’ room a stylish boost? Most of these fab quick fixes can be done over the weekend


Dining Room

Brighten up an all-white kitchen by giving the chairs around your table a fresh coat of paint in a cheerful, on-trend colour. As these chairs had a lot of intricate detail, they were spray-painted by a contractor to give a smooth, even finish, but if you’re handy with a paint brush you can do it yourself.


Feature wall

There are many ways to refurbish old furniture, apart from giving it a lick of paint. To turn this display cupboard into a pretty storage unit for bathroom accessories, interior decorator Linda Savage covered the backboard with floral wallpaper.


Feature wall

To give your patio a more furnished look, make a feature of one of the walls. Use a table or cabinet as a base, arrange pictures above it making sure they’re in proportion to the piece of furniture below and then accessorise with items in complementary colours and textures. Here, decorator Lisa Walters added two wall-mounted lanterns to balance the overall composition.


Feature wall

You can update a room just by replacing outdated table lamps with more contemporary designs. Make a statement with large over-scaled lamps such as the one in this hallway decorated by Peter Thomas Interiors.


 Passage Feature

Do you have a boring blank wall at the end of the passage in your home? Turn it into a feature with a piece of furniture such as a chest of drawers, a few colourful accessories and some artwork.


French-style vanity

There are endless possibilities for giving your guest loo a stylish look. In this instance, black and white stripes on the walls and a quick coat of black paint on this French-style vanity gave this powder room a sense of drama and excitement. Unit made by Silverbirch Kitchens and decor by Michelle Milner.