Simple ways to update your home and garden

by Editor on September 3, 2013


With ever-changing trends and fashions, sometime our homes can look a little dated and outmoded. This guide will provide you with all the information you will need to update your home and garden on a budget:


If your cushions are looking a bit dated, investing in new ones can brighten up any room. Often, it is only necessary to replace the cushion covers and not the actual cushions themselves, making this an affordable way to instantly update a room.

If you are feeling creative, it is often cheaper to make your own cushion covers. Visit local markets to buy fabric at low prices. Mismatched cushions are on-trend right now so you may be able to bag even more of a bargain by going for offcuts of fabric.


Interesting artwork is one of the simplest ways to update your home.

You don’t have to go for expensive artwork to make an impression. A number of retailers, like Ikea, offer an eclectic mixture of pictures at affordable prices. The trick is to go for whatever appeals to you most.

Select artwork that is a suitable size for your room. Artwork that is too large can overpower a small room, so maybe select a few smaller pieces of artwork instead.

You could add a personalised touch by framing your kid’s paintings and drawings and they’ll become a real talking point with visitors. Even just updating your photo frames can inject fresh life into a room.


It is amazing what a lick of paint can do! Affordable and simply done, painting is one of the main ways to update your home.

Create a feature wall and revitalise a tired-looking room. Go for a bold colour that will complement your existing colour scheme, whilst still being a stand out feature.

Don’t know what colour to go for? Houzz have a great collection of decorating ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

And painting needn’t stop at the walls. Old, worn pieces of furniture can be completely renovated into stylish pieces of furniture with a change of colour. If lighting is an issue in your room, paint dark furniture a light colour to make the room look much brighter and fresher.

Solar lights

Most people neglect their gardens when, in fact, they are one of the simplest parts of a home to update.

An easy way to give your garden an expensive edge on a budget is by investing in some solar garden lights. With evenings getting gradually darker, the lights will be a practical addition, allowing you to sit outside for longer. You can even use them to make a feature of a part of your garden, like around a summer house for example.

There are many different types of solar lights available. Lights4Fun stock a variety in many different shapes, sizes and colours.  Go for an unusual design to add your own stamp and make your garden stand out.

These simple additions and modifications will bring your home and garden up-to-date and on trend.

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