8 Tips For Flipping A Room In A Weekend

Want to reinvent a space without the stress of a renovation?

"Micro-renos" are the new trend when it comes to reinvigorating homes and making your rooms feel like new - without all the extra work and money!

I spoke to Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors, Justine Stedman, to get the lowdown on how you can makeover your home in just one weekend.

Play With Colour

Justine insists you can add "significant impact" by choosing an accent colour, and using this scheme throughout your room. This can be done with small touches rather than big brush strokes by introducing bright or patterned scatter cushions, accessories and throws. “These little changes can dramatically alter the look and feel of space – but are easily removable so you can swap out in the future as trends change,” Justine explains.

Let There Be Light

Light can add new depth and the illusion of more space in your room. The colour of the lights can also change the mood of the room. “Look at adding a pendant light, table lamps or funky floor lamp to create a soft glow in the evenings,” Justine says. You can also create a new feature in the room with a decorative light shade or lamp. 

Get Arty

Add some excitement to your space with a new artwork. “A colourful print or a gallery wall will add visual interest and finish a space," Justine explains. "Be bold – large canvases look amazing when hung above sofas.”

Rug Up

Add an area rug, suggests Justine. “Whether it's sisal, pattern, shag or plush – a rug will anchor the space and feel welcoming underfoot,” she explains. It will add greater detail and a cool new texture to the room.

Hang New Curtains

Changing the curtains is another way to completely change the look of a space, without much effort or expense. “Think soft, luxurious sheers for a calm and dreamy space, or add colour with patterned curtains,” Justine encourages. “For a coastal or country style home, linen or textural fabrics can create a subtle, layered feeling.”

Move It

“If the budget is tight sometimes just rearranging the placement of furniture can change the flow and look of the room,” Justine assures. “Think about moving armchairs, or flipping the sofa and entertainment unit to create a new layout.  If this is not possible due to space constraints – you can still add cost effective style with accessories from big chain stores like IKEA and Kmart – offering designer look items without the price tag."    

Neutralise

Feature walls or wallpaper can look fantastic but can date quickly, cautions Justine. So start with a neutral palette, including big ticket items like the sofa to maintain a modern look long-term. “Soft grey, taupe or crisp white are the most popular wall colour choice and work with any accent colour scheme,” Justine suggests.

Rework Wood

With a little more time and effort, Justine suggests painting your woodwork white and walls a light grey for a more dramatic colour palette. "This is a modern look and can highlight the architecture in the space without making a space too dark!"

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Posted by JainamReport
really very nice tips for decor your home but not only for weekend, it's good for long-time also. one more suggestions from my side to decor your wall with canvas wall art with your family or children photos otherwise natural or wild picture. last year i have brought display wall art from https://www.canvaschamp.com.au/ and it;s give my wall magical touch
Posted by Tracey1100Report
I wish is was that easy, but you need the budget to go with. When you busy with kids and a puppy time is of the essence, but the idea sounds great for those who have help
Posted by Kirill4Report
Wow.. this is pretty cool to share to our client who would be busy arranging thing on their new place so while #darlinghurstcleaning is cleaning they could somehow look into this and certainly we believe that this would help them a lot on designing their new haven. Two thumbs up for this.
Posted by lifestyleyouReport
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