Having an extra day this weekend means there’s plenty of time to do a few things around the home and still get out and about. But rather than commit to three days of labour intensive DIY, try out these instant updates to transform your home with minimal effort. Sometimes, a quick rearrange and a new purchase or two is all your need to find yourself one step closer to that elusive perfect home.
A new pair of curtains will have a huge impact on a room. Use them to subtly introduce a new colour, boost an existing scheme or simply add interest where before there was none. Delicate pinks are still trending right now and these readymade Nova eyelet curtains in Blush bring just the right amount of colour and warmth, making embracing this trend easy.
Rugs are great for bringing colour and fun to a part of your room that’s normally kept quite simple – your floor. The Fading World rug in Algarve features a layered composition of floral, geometric and distressed elements, finished in soft pastel shades. What’s more, unlike new flooring, it’s an instantaneous update that can be done in minutes, leaving the whole bank holiday to enjoy yourself.
Use a floor lamp to bring a little style, without using up loads of space or needing complicated rewiring. The retro style of the Penzance floor lamp creates an area of interest and the sleek antique chrome allows it to blend in with most existing fixtures and fittings. If you love this look as much as we do, it’s worth noting there’s a matching table lamp too.
If you’re prepared to do a bit of DIY (just a teeny bit, we promise!) adding some art to your walls is a quick solution for updating them and much less time consuming than painting or wallpapering. Whether you choose a statement piece or take the time to put together a gallery wall, it’s a great way to inject personality in your home. We’re loving the gorgeous, colourful hares of the Lavender Daze print.
Flowers bring so much freshness and fun to a home, but maintaining and replacing real ones is more commitment than we’re prepared to give! Instead, opt for faux flowers to add some natural beauty in an instance, without the need for all the maintenance. Orchids are a popular choice right now, and it’s not hard to see why with their elegant shape and subtle hues.
Remember, if you’ve been inspired to try out some instant updates this weekend, let us know on our social pages by tagging @FishpoolsUK.