Top DIY Projects to Freshen Up Your Interior

Are you thinking of redecorating your interior but don’t know where to start? When it comes to (re)decorating, the possibilities are endless and it can feel a bit overwhelming. Luckily in this post we will cover some great DIY projects that will have a powerful impact on your interior. And if you’re not skilled at DIY, you can always ask your partner or a professional while you take the planning and design in charge!

A Fresh Coat of Paint

When it comes to redecorating, one of the easiest things you can do is apply a fresh coat of paint. Whether that’s because your walls have seen better days or you fancy a radical change in style, you typically don’t need to be a pro painter to achieve great results, granted you still need to get the right tools & accessories and do a bit of research before starting. Make sure to figure out how much paint you’ll need to cover everything and try the colour on a surface before you start painting the whole room (and then realise that the colour doesn’t suit you!).

A common design technique is to create an accent wall, typically darker than the rest of the room, to accentuate the focus on an area of the room and add some character. This could be the wall where you have a fireplace for example but avoid walls where you have windows.

Replace Your Radiators

Replacing your radiators can seem incredibly faffy, but it’s well worth the time. If you’re not keen on doing it yourself, you can always ask a professional to do it for you. Most of us inherit radiators from previous property owners, so chances are those haven’t been changed since the 80s or 90s! Nowadays, you can find an incredible selection of styles, materials and colours for radiators that will turn them into a true feature of your interior design, and not just a functional piece.

Trade Radiators have a large selection you could check out. From traditional styles to contemporary designs, from a sleek black to a fresh white or modern anthracite, you will be able to find a striking piece that will suit your tastes and interior.

Add Some Shelving

Having empty walls can make a room seem quite plain. If hanging art is a great option to dress up walls, shelves can really add that depth and character. They can be as discreet or as flashy as you’d like – my favourite style is a simple wooden shelf with a metallic structure.

You can even make your own shelves with recycled or upcycled materials – not only will you have the satisfaction of having made something yourself, but they also tend to become a true stand-out feature in a room. Wooden pallets and other industrial materials make a great choice for your shelving if you’re in a modern space.

Install New Faucets

Faucets don’t tend to be the first thing that comes to mind when we mention decorating, but they are part of those smaller details that can make all the difference. Whether you want separate faucets or a mixed tap, it is up to you – I am personally partial to beautiful retro-style faucets that stand out, especially if the rest of your bathroom is fairly muted in terms of colours and patterns.

Don’t forget about the kitchen! Even if you opt for a more functional design, there are plenty of styles to choose from that will help spruce up your kitchen sink and help tie in your décor together.

Of course, these are only a few of the possibilities that you have to freshen up your interior and make a big impact without knocking off some walls! For more interior design inspiration, check out our Home & Garden posts.

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