Interior designer shares how to revamp any room in an hour – ‘quick and inexpensive’

New carpets or painting walls can be inconvenient for those wanting to spruce up their home. Kane Hughes, interior designer from MyJobQuote, has shared top tips on how to redecorate any room in just an hour. Tips included rearranging furniture, adding a mirror and changing the lampshade. He explained: “Lift […]

New carpets or painting walls can be inconvenient for those wanting to spruce up their home. Kane Hughes, interior designer from MyJobQuote, has shared top tips on how to redecorate any room in just an hour. Tips included rearranging furniture, adding a mirror and changing the lampshade.

He explained: “Lift your curtain rod higher…Strategically placed curtain poles can help you create the illusion of a much taller room with wider windows.

“Install an extra-long curtain rod, keeping it at least two to four inches below the ceiling, so the rod or hardware does not hit.

“This will trick the mind into thinking part of your wall is really glass. Then add curtains that drape down to floor length. Striped or solid-coloured curtains with bold edging will create an illusion of additional height.

“Avoid heavily patterned curtains with large motifs that will make your room appear smaller.”

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According to the expert, lampshades can completely change the aesthetic of a room and dictate the amount of light it gets.

Kane said: “Opt for a wide lampshade that will spread light evenly around the room and make it appear larger. If you don’t want to purchase a new lampshade, you could stencil the inside of your existing lampshade or add wall decal stickers to the exterior.

“Just made sure to use LED or CFL bulbs, as they won’t get as hot and melt any materials.”

Renovating the kitchen can be expensive and inconvenient. 

However, changing the hardware on kitchen cabinets can completely change the look of the room.

The interior designer explained: “Changing the hardware on your existing cabinets is a quick and inexpensive way to give your living and kitchen areas a makeover.

“Choose cabinet knobs and pulls in a style you like and drill them on for a whole new look. You can even take your existing cabinet knobs and spray paint them in a colour of your choice, or replace them for a more cost-effective solution.”

Adding new pieces of furniture into the home can also elevate it and make it feel new and exciting.

Kane recommended bringing in a bench, which can be placed at the bottom of the bed for additional storage or into the living room for extra seating.

He said: “As well as this, benches come in a variety of different textures and designs to match the aesthetic of your room.

“For instance, a woven bench will bring out the natural, earthy tones in a room. The bench is an understated, versatile piece that can add dimension to any room.”

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