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Little things you can do to transform your home

Little things you can do to transform your home

Little things you can do to transform your home

Little things you can do to transform your home

21 February 2022

Are you thinking about giving your home a little pick-me-up? You might be feeling motivated to update your décor after binging Selling Sunset, or you might merely want an excuse to scavenge Kmart’s homewares section (if you’re the kind of person who feels like they need a reason to spend $300 at Kmart… we’re not). Below we’ve compiled some interior design tips that will transform areas of your home with minimal cost and effort.

Paint Smaller Rooms Light Colours

The key to making a small space seem bigger and more open is to introduce light colours. For example, your theatre room might be a small space, and while you want it to be dark when you sit down to enjoy a movie, the space might feel gloomy the rest of the time. Try painting the walls a brighter colour or choosing a light-coloured carpet. You can also add pastel or brightly coloured pillows or throws to the room to give it some life.

Use Decorative Mirrors

Another way to brighten and open up a room is by using decorative mirrors. Mirrors are particularly useful if your home does not get a lot of natural light and they are particularly effective in narrow spaces that tend to feel cramped. Decorative mirrors also make great statement pieces where you’d also like to add a feature to the room.

Experiment with different styles, textures and patterns

Don’t be afraid to experiment a little when choosing new décor and colours for your home. Try mixing different patterns and textures to reflect your personality, and you can also choose brighter or darker themes depending on the atmosphere you’re trying to create. You might also choose to visit your local used furniture store to pick up some unique vintage pieces that will add a little sophistication to your home.

Attractive Storage Solutions

Why not turn your everyday storage items, like your bookshelves and cabinets, into statement pieces themselves? Adding some wicker baskets and low hanging plants to your bookshelves will help to give them a little charm. This tip is particularly useful where you don’t have a lot of excess space to display feature items.


If you’re looking for an effective way to add some warmth and colour to a room, try hanging some artwork. Depending on the vibe you’re going for, you can choose a bright painting, or, if you’re after something more minimalistic, a black and white portrait or picture.

Use Rugs to Soften Hardwood Floors

While hardwood floors look sophisticated and are easy to maintain, they also lack the comfort offered by carpet. Rugs can soften hardwood floors to give you the best of both worlds. Rugs are a fun and functional addition to your living space or bedroom. They come in varying patterns, fabric and textures, so you can match your rug to the décor and style of your room. If you already have rugs in your home, think about changing them up to reflect each season, for example, using light, pastel tones in spring and more rustic, auburn tones in autumn.  

Go Green

Plants are an inexpensive way to bring some life to your home. Bathrooms tend to be minimalistic in style, so try adding a flower or plant to the room to give it a splash of colour. Plants also clean household air and keep humidity in check by absorbing pollutants and removing harmful gases from the air, as if we needed another reason to go down to Bunnings.

Wicker Furniture

If you’re thinking about upgrading your outdoor area, think about introducing some wicker furniture. These stylish pieces come in a variety of colours, and are comfortable and weather-proof, which is crucial in any outdoor area.