Feel like giving your home a fresh start? Whether you’re revamping a whole room or making smaller updates, here’s our edit of affordable key pieces that have a big impact
How your bedroom (and especially your bed) feels is just as important as how it looks. If you’re choosing a new bed or mattress, do some research and make sure you get what’s right for you. Your duvet and pillows can make an enormous difference to how your bed feels, too. Treat yourself to soft goose down to snuggle under, or try our Comfortably Cool bedding to help you stay just the right temperature all night.
A new bed linen set will freshen up the decor in your bedroom in moments, without you even having to open up a can of paint. Choose plain, muted colours for a calm, serene feel, or play with pattern. Accessories in a bedroom are extra-important, as you want to create a space where you can really relax. Create that feeling in whatever way works best for you, from a wall display showing your favourite destinations to fresh plants or flowers you’ll see every time you wake up.
A new table and chairs can make a big difference to your dining room, but it can also add a whole new zone to a kitchen or open-plan living area. If space is tight, a simple, compact design and light colours and materials such as metal, glass and white will stop your furniture from overwhelming the room. If you can, position your dining table by the window to give mealtimes an open, airy feel.
Choose crockery you love – from plain white to subtle colour or standout pattern – and display it on open shelves for a practical update that also works as wall art. Hanging a pendant light over the table will help to zone off your dining area and looks great too. Or for a super-easy (and delicious) addition, place herbs in pretty pots on your counter tops, ready to snip and serve.
The most effective way to change the whole look in your living room is with fresh paint and new seating. Switch up your sofa with a shape, style or upholstery option that’s different from what you had before. Alternatively, rearrange your seating configuration and add an armchair or loveseat to give your room an extra dimension. Lighting makes a big difference, too, illuminating a dark corner or creating a reading nook. Choose sculptural floor lights and furniture for standout style.
Play with pattern and colour the easy way by adding a few accessories. Rugs and cushions are small updates that have a big impact. You could also arrange books, pictures, ornaments and flowers by colour theme on shelving or a windowsill to create an eye-catching display.
Editor: Jo Caulkett