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5 Cost Effective Ways to Give Your Home a Makeover

05 May 2020


Spring is the season of rebirth, so it’s the perfect time to bring your home decor up to date! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be an interior designer or have a bottomless bank account to get your property bang on trend.

Here are some tips for a simple, cheap home makeover that will get your place looking a million dollars.

Change up your lighting

It’s such a simple touch, but it makes a world of difference. Think about the different ways you could light your living room, bedroom or kitchen and maybe even draw a few sketches to help you visualise it.

You don’t even need to invest in a big new central light fitting - some elegantly placed lamps can really change the mood of a room.

B&M Top Tip: Simplicity is the key here too. The geometric trend is still very much with us, and it looks great when extended to your lighting.

Be Smart with Storage

Here’s an example of how bringing something new into your house will actually create more space!

Functional storage has been in vogue for years now, and for good reason. It ties in perfectly with the trendy stripped-back look while adding to your overall collection of decor and accessories.

Pick up a shelf that doubles as wall art or a hollow stool that will store your magazines and blankets to help you clear the clutter.

Be Daring with Walls

People are often reluctant to change the look of their walls, because there’s a preconception that paint and paper is expensive. However, that’s not always the case! There are some real bargains around.

Updating your walls makes a huge difference; it provides possibly the most noticeable results from just a single change. Colourful matt paints and metallic wall coverings are the top trends at the moment, along with geometric patterned paper.

B&M Top Tip: Save still more cash and create a huge effect by covering a single “feature” wall with bold paper. The whole room will look totally different with minimal effort.

Step up Your Floors

Vinyl and laminate flooring has been “looked down on” in the past for being an imitation, but the quality and durability of current designs is phenomenal and almost impossible to distinguish from the real deal.

It’s much more affordable than “real” wood or tile, and lasts for years if it is properly laid. Give your home a sense of class by ripping up tired old carpet and applying hard floors in a trendy grey or pale wood finish. It’s much easier to clean too!

B&M Top Tip: Soften the appearance of hardwood floors with an elegantly-placed faux fur rug.

Streamline your Home Accessories

Today’s fashion dictates that less is more, which is great - as fewer ornaments equals less spent! We highly recommend decluttering your shelves, window sills and walls and hunting down just a few striking, complementary elements of decor for your finishing touches. 

Accessories work best when they’re part of a strong theme. Right now, it’s all about bringing the outside in with some stylish plants in rustic containers. Just one or two items per surface gives a slick, minimalist effect.

B&M Top Tip: Interestingly, the opposite goes for wall art! The current trend is to hang pictures in fun and quirky clusters.

Through simple adjustments to your lighting, storage choices, wall decor, flooring and accessories, your home can appear perfectly revitalised.

B&M Top Tip: Keep up to date with interior design trends by checking out our carefully selected home collections.

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