9 easy ways to freshen up a room
Goodbye dingy decor.
1. Opt for statement lighting
Got the same standard lampshade in every room? Switch out to something that will add a bit of personality to the space. Don't stress if you're in a rental and can't change overhead lighting - luxe floor and table lamps also lift a space.
6. Trick the eye with mirrors
They make a space seem brighter and more spacious, especially when paired with lots of lighting. If you're struggling for hanging space, choose standing styles or large mirrors that can rest against a wall.
9. Dress your windows
Dingy curtains or out of shape blinds won't be doing your décor any favours, but it's easy to fix. Be smart with what you choose for each room - cover draughty windows with thermal curtains, opt for blackouts in the bedroom and airy drapes in rooms that need brightening.