Bank Holiday DIY

Posted in Ideas on 29th April 2015

Us Brits love nothing more than a a bit of Spring decorating and with another Bank Holiday coming up next weekend (not that we're counting), this is the perfect time to get a project underway.

The May Bank Holiday is said to be one of the busiest weekends of the year for DIY. As a nation of home enthusiasts the sunshine days of Spring seem to suddenly make us sit up and take note of that flaky paintwork, marked wall or set of 20 year old curtains that were only ever meant to tide you over until you found the perfect pair. Maybe your tastes have evolved since you last picked up that paint brush or maybe you’re just using the room differently but by making some simple changes an entire room can be transformed.

One of the most effective ways to transform the bedroom is to pop in a new headboard. Any old divan can be given an entirely new lease of life with the introduction of a fabulously opulent button back piece of gorgeousness. With a matching ottoman, the all important extra storage is taken care of and so with a couple of beautiful bedside lamps, you can have the bedroom of your dreams.

headboard, button back, THE SUMPTUOUS
St James Headboard
£450 £375 excl VATRRP £450
lamp, table lamp, lightsTHE LIGHT FANTASTIC
Mowbray Empire White Table Lamp
£60 £30£50 excl VATRRP £60
ottoman, button backBEAUTIFUL STORAGE
St James Beige Ottoman
£425 £354.17 excl VATRRP £425

Another fantastic way to update any room is to add a mirror. The extra light and feeling of space that a statement mirror can give you can make you feel as though you’ve completed a full redecoration. Pop above a mantel, behind a large sofa or in a dark hallway and you won’t believe the difference.

Mirror, Beaded Detail, GreyJUST GORGEOUS
Wilton Carlyle Beaded Grey Mirror
£175 £145.83 excl VATRRP £175
Mirror, Grid MirrorTHE STRIKING
Brookby Window Mirror
£325 £270.83 excl VATRRP £325
MirrorTHE WONDERFUL
Wilton Rococo Grey Mirror
£425 £354.17 excl VATRRP £425

The final finishing touches to any newly decorated room are just as important as the paint colour and window treatments. Adding picture frames, candles and a vase of flowers can make a huge difference and really give a room that ‘we love our home’ feeling.

candle, lantern, hurricane lampTHE WONDERFUL
Birkdale 2-Tone Column Hurricane
£72.50 £34.80£60.42 excl VATRRP £72.50
photo frame, picture framePICTURE THIS…
Erinvale Small Grey Photo Frame
£17.50 £14.58 excl VATRRP £17.50
flowers, magnolia, fake flowersBLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS
Sunbury White Magnolia
£6 £5 excl VATRRP £6

So grab your step-ladder out of the shed, dust the cobwebs off the paint tray and have elbows at the ready to fight for the last pot of Farrow & Ball at your local DIY store and be prepared to enjoy your Bank Holiday the only way any good home owner knows how.

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