DIY is a term which often scares people: loose screws, unfinished rooms and the horror of your house falling apart. But it doesn’t have to be so complicated- with some mini tips and tricks you can create more space in your home. If you have family coming round to celebrate then make use of the resources you have, you do not have to spend a lot of money redecorating. It is just as effective to restyle, in your home.
With Christmas around the corner you want your children to enjoy the festivities without making a mess. One way around this is to put Christmas decorations on your children’s curtain poles. It is out of the way yet enhances the room.
Simple changes such as using warm colours like red and orange as pillow cases will create a warm atmosphere during winter. If you feel that will clash with your colour scheme then do not worry, go for some silk cushions which will add a class look. Accessories may feel like a small part of decorating but they often make a big difference. Instead of changing the carpet buy a rug as it will be cheaper and add contrast to the room.
Under bed storage facilities are great to create a spacious bedroom, and will help your room look tidier. If you are a book worm then invest in a mini-book shelf or to be ambitious layer the books on top of each other as though they were a Christmas tree.
This will be a special place during Christmas where the feast will be made and tasted by family and friends. Why not decorate your kitchen with bits of holly, use red and green napkins and some winter leaves on the table.
If you don’t want to be one of those families who overdo it at Christmas with outdoor décor, then keep it classy with fairy lights.
Photographs by: Randy Read, Sean MacEntee, Property Snaps and Ctd 2005.