Five super-quick decorating tricks to transform your home in an instant

As individuals we're constantly evolving, so shouldn’t our homes follow suit? Keeping your property's interior design fluid and varied maintains your sense of enthusiasm for it.

Regular updates also mean that, should you decide to sell your home, it can be placed on the market with almost immediate effect. Remodelling your house doesn't mean you need to commission an architect.

Look to these five simple decorating ideas to transform your home within a day: no interior design expertise necessary.

Five super-quick decorating tricks

1.  Curate your own gallery

Displaying art as part of your home decór elevates its atmosphere and acts as a conversation sparker when guests visit.

What's more, producing a DIY gallery using photographs or prints couldn’t be easier: simply purchase frames and backing boards before attaching your chosen images. Choose matching materials and opt for frames in different hues to ensure a striking yet cohesive effect in your gallery.

Another decorating idea is to display art in glass bottles or jars for a quirky appeal with a nautical twist. Or, rather than pictures, why not hang plates on a wall? Grouping ceramic objects by colour, shape and size creates an intriguing display and adds a focal point to your room.

2. Embrace antique chic

If you reside in a modern house, you could find yourself yearning for the rustic charm of older buildings with original architecture. If this is the case, why not transform your home decór with DIY beams and moulding? Simply glue and nail trimboard in place and paint over it to achieve the desired effect.

3. Overhaul your storage

A dramatic way to open up your home – without bringing in an interior design specialist – is to remove the doors from your cupboards. Adding an extra nook into a room changes the whole space. For the most eye-catching results, paint the interiors of your cupboards and display antique items within them.

4. Update your handles

Transform your home by adding colour or intrigue with a selection of decorative door or cupboard knobs. Traditional brass handles tap into the shabby chic interior trend, while those crafted from colourful glass add an exotic twist. Alternatively, produce your own DIY door knobs by using items collected on your travels, such as seashells or maps.

5.  To your furniture

There are several decorating ideas that can help you to upgrade your soft furnishings, from complete reupholstering to incorporating subtle embellishments.

Interior designer Michael Garvey has been known to draw on plain furniture for effect, adding minimalistic black lines or metallic edging with a pen or paint pen. He also decorates stools, tables and cupboards with geometric patterns formed from gaffer and duct tape

Alternatively, transform your home decór by recycling any curtains or linen you’re replacing into cushions and chair covers. This is a contemporary revival of the ‘waste not want not’ ethos, which couldn’t be more poignant – or in vogue.

For more decorating ideas, from at-home solutions to permanent changes, take a look at our blog at Engel & Völkers.

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