Brighten up your rooms by adding warmth and character

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With the festive season over and all your decorations taken down, this is the time to give those empty feeling rooms a lift.

You can add warmth and character to your home using a variety of methods.

Let’s start with your front door. This is where everybody forms their impression of what lies beyond.

By adding a heavy-weight lined or interlined curtain, fitted to a pole or track of which various designs and colours, which you can tie back through the day, you can create a look of elegance. And draped closed in the evening this will add warmth to any doorway.

Moving through to the main rooms, you can enhance the look of these by moving pieces of furniture from one room to the other. Why not swap and add various cushions in different colours, textures and designs from room to room. Throws are an excellent way to lift a tired sofa or chair. There are many excellent choices available on the market in all textures and designs.

By adding soft lights, traditional candles with in a lantern – of which there are many designs and colours – or by using the very popular LED candles that smell and give the effect of a burning candle, you can add warmth and tranquillity to any room.

Why not try adding photo frames, whether it be a free standing or wall mounted frame, or create a friendly family feeling using a selection of frames in various colours and designs.

Flowers, vases, twigs and trees all add character to bathrooms and kitchens, as does the ever popular ducks and animals.

Children’s toy boxes can easily be transformed by adding a covered seat pad in contrasting fabric and used for additional seating.

For advice about decor and creating the right mood for a room, pop in to our shop for a chat, or call us on the number in our advert opposite and we’d be happy to help.