Interior designer reveals the simple changes to update your home in minutes – and some of them are VERY cheap

IF you want to give your home a new lease of life, or are planning on selling, an expert has revealed cheap tricks to transform and update any room.

Redecorating can be expensive, so if you're planning on moving soon it doesn't make sense to spend lots of money, or you may be on a tight budget to begin with.

But expert Justine Wilson, director of Vault Interiors, has shared the simple 'finishing touches' you can make which won't break the bank.

Speaking to Femail, she outlined some key interior tips – and the first is choosing a single 'accent' colour to run throughout your house.

It doesn't have to be paint, as cushions, a book, flowers or even a photo on the wall featuring the 'pop' of colour is enough.

Open-plan living is also desirable for most people, so try and maximise space by moving furniture if you can't knock down a wall.

And swapping dated lampshades for pendant lighting can be a quick and easy way to add value, or update, a room.

A central feature of the home, the dining table, is one area which can really shine, says Justine.

She said: "A nice table runner or eye-catching centrepiece can be the difference between your room looking enticing or just average."

You can accessorize with flowers, candles, some eye-catching cutlery and crockery for the finished product.

Bathrooms are another important area which shouldn't be overlooked.

Justine says try and create a 'spa' atmosphere with candles and flowers, and decorative products will help achieve the look.

And she advised hiding all daily products, such as toothpaste, to give the room a high-end feel.

She said: "Coloured towels, scented candles and soap dispensers can go a long way to dress up a tired space."

If you have a bit more money to spend, she said free-standing tubs, large tiles and rainfall showers were easy ways to create a designer look.

The bedroom is where we spend a lot, if not most of our time, when at home.

But it's really easy to give it a new lease of life as well through clever styling.

Matching lamps and adding your 'pop' of colour can help transform the room.

Justine said: "A simple bedspread can be elevated by adding in some scatter cushions and a bed throw."

While some people may not think of their garden as an extension of their home, it can add value to your property if selling, or enjoyment if you're staying.

Justine advises homeowners to view their garden as another room or space, and try and continue the flow from inside to outside.

She said: "Scatter cushions across the lounge setting, add small potted plants to the table and hang up some lanterns to create a relaxing and peaceful ambience."

The key thing is to create "atmosphere" she said, while choosing one neutral colour as a base, adding beige and grey are this season's must-haves.


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Plus people are sharing the incredible home transformations they achieved using just tester pots of paint.

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