If you are experience a sense of dissatisfaction in your home, and really feel like you want a brand new look, but a) can’t really be bothered to repaint the whole place, or b) may not have permission to if you’re in a rented property then fear not!
Painting a few of your pre-existing pieces of furniture or accessories can be a really fun and effective way of changing the look, without spending too much time or money.
If, like me, you live in a flat that is definitely on the smaller side, touching up and changing the look of a few pieces of furniture or accessories can make a huge difference so I would definitely recommend this cheats way to decorate! So below are some ideas that will hopefully inspire you to rejig your interior in time for Autumn/Winter.
Dresser/chest of drawers
Do you have a set of drawers that maybe once lived in your bedroom? You could consider moving them to a hallway or even lounge area, give them a fresh lick of matt paint and turn them into a dresser.
Below is a great example of a natural wooden set of drawers that have been painted off-white, still leaving patches of the original colour showing through which achieves a quirky, vintage feel.
Next up are some arm chairs, maybe you have a couple in your sitting room that are looking a bit tired? Or if you did want to buy some, car-boot sales are always a good place to start. Go one Sunday morning and pick yourself some up, I quite like just one as a statement, or even a couple of mismatched.
Below shows how a lick of grey paint can turn and old plain seat into a luxe piece of furniture, I really like the doubled up grey, but you could always put a coloured cushion on to contrast the silk emulsion paint of the frame.
Brass candle holders
Onto some accessories now, who doesn’t have spare candle holders lying about? If you don’t, then someone will, so dig deep, search your loft or ask your friends and family. I am particularly fond of a brass candle holder, and these can be great to re-jig using some specialist metal paint, for a long lasting and unusual finish.
Below are what seem to be wooden stands, but have the effect of a metal material, this is achieved by the gold touches that complement the aqua. Such a nice and easy way to change up the look of an interior!
And lastly are some rejigged mirror frames. Here you could either sand down and repaint for a new mirror, or like below you could even remove the glass, paint the frame, and add in some wallpaper or patterned wrapping paper to invent some wall art.
A really nice new addition to any wall, especially if you totally rejig the purpose and colour scheme!
So as you can see, a fresh lick of paint, not conventionally on your bare walls, but to the little features that make your interior exciting, can be a great way to re-decorate!
Get creative before the dark nights set in, and create a space that you will really enjoy relaxing in over the cosy months to come.
*Collaborative Post with Dulex