Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-25 17:37:30. Is your living room in need of an update? While an entire living room transformation may be a bit ambitious for an average weekend (ok, perhaps a Bank Holiday), there are lots of smaller decorating projects that really can be completed in a weekend. If you love decorating your home as much as us, we’re sure that you’re always gathering new ideas for your home, whether its keeping beautiful ideas from favourites magazines or pinning images you love on to a moodboard. These easy living room updates still make a great difference to the way you feel about your living space and if you get crafty by sewing your own cushions, or try a little bit of simple DIY it’s also easy to achieve a great look, even if you’re on a budget.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-25 17:36:28. Make use of an awkward space, in a small living room, every piece of furniture has to earn its keep so it’s a great excuse to make a bold statement with striking modern chairs. These acid yellow beauties don’t overwhelm the space due to their fine steel frames, which allow you to see underneath and through them to make the room feel bigger. Continue the graphic theme with a round black table, monochrome rug and minimal floor lamp.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-24 08:38:49. Spotting a painted wall online that used lots of different shades of paint and big triangular shapes, the owners were keen to replicate the look. ‘We decided on different shapes of white, grey and peachy-pink for something unusual,’ they say.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-04-15 14:39:54. Stack it up, use a crate as a quirky box shelf to display personal objects and trinkets. Wooden crates don’t have to be expensive and even less than perfect ones are easy to make pretty and practical. You don’t even need to fix to a wall, just stack a couple up for the ultimate budget storage unit. If you like, give yours an instant update with a set of stencils, a tester pot of paint, a stencil brush and a steady hand.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-03-20 14:27:24. Use those corners, Smaller bathrooms can be a challenge when it comes to squeezing in all the features you need and want. Consider a corner bathtub if you’re short on square footage – you’ll gain an interesting feature as well as a practical bath. And if you can’t go wide, go deep, with steps leading up to the bath if necessary. Use the corner as a shelf to store bathroom necessities.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-03-31 14:29:26. Make it Mid West country, add depth to a plain room with faux texture. Hang a wood panel-effect wallpaper and team with rich green to create a characterful country scheme with masculine style. Further emphasise the rustic with a simple wooden stool at the foot of the bed and a wishbone chair set in a corner. Give the room a boyish vibe by mounting a graphic canvas above the bed.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-02-26 15:21:23. The couple also reused their old dining chairs, as they still fit in perfectly and add a fantastic hit of colour. Along the wall runs a handy storage unit that doubles as a side table. Above, cool cube shelving keeps favourite reads out of younger hands, while lending an artistic feel to the space. Geometric tiles have been used on both splashbacks, behind the sink and oven. ‘These tiles feature our favourite things – colour and mid-century style,’ say the owners.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-04-04 14:33:52. ive your bedroom classic cottage style, whether you live in a country house or a city apartment. With everything from classic florals to neutral spaces and accents of colour, there truly is something for everyone when it comes to cottage bedrooms. With our cottage bedroom ideas below, you should be well on the way to getting the scheme you want.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-03-05 15:21:41. Rather than buying new appliances the owners re-used what they had. But it wasn’t purely a financial decision. ‘Our dishwasher and fridge-freezer were fairly new, and we didn’t want everything to look shiny, new and modern,’ they explain. ‘It was important to achieve a homely feel.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-03-14 14:24:25. Characterise with colour: This compact modern bathroom uses a number of techniques to create real wow factor, despite the small square-footage. Add a hearty dose of colour to inject vibrancy and personality into a white bathroom otherwise at risk of feeling clinical and characterless. A bright yellow ceiling and shower screen give this small bathroom a real focal point, while downlighters and white tiles keep the space feeling light and bright.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-02-23 15:20:22. Combining a tiny kitchen and an adjoining dining room, then extending out, has given the owners a huge all-in-one space that suits their sociable lifestyle. The owners moved into their four-bed semi in 2014 and, after a year of dreaming up their perfect kitchen, they hired a builder, who came highly recommended by friends, to extend 5m into the garden. ‘We hit a snag when we found out that the roots of a protected oak tree in our garden were threatening to damage the new foundations, so we had to have the extension underpinned,’ say the couple. ‘This really ate into our budget, so we had to prioritise. The granite worktops were our big splurge, but we shopped around for bargains for the rest of the room.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-04-18 18:05:52. Tile a chimney breast, artisan tiles are too beautiful just for the bathroom – use them to add a neo-Moorish mood to the living room. Start tiling from above the mantel, or, if you don’t have one, start from a baton levelled with a spirit level (not the skirting or floor as these can be uneven). Apply a thick layer of tile adhesive to the wall using a tile float (a metal spatula with a serracted edge). Use tile spacers, or, if the tiles are uneven, judge the space by eye. Grout tiles after placing them in position using a grouting float.
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