How to Style your Home in Lockdown
We get it, lockdown it’s taking its toll now that we’re in the third one since last March. Baking banana bread, hosting Zoom quizzes and joining Joe Wicks’ P.E lessons have all become far less entertaining and we’re all a bit fed up with not being able to leave our homes. And don’t even get us started on homeschooling!
Of course, it is for the best and staying safe at home is completely necessary, but it isn’t the way we all pictured ourselves living. So how can we make lockdown a little less… boring?
Here at Rowe Carpets, we want to brighten the mood and, while we’re all stuck in our homes, we thought – why not spruce them up a bit? Whether you want to find the best rugs online, go for a complete make-over, or just want to add a couple of personal touches, we’ve got all the tips for you in this blog post.
Simple ways to style your home… on a budget!
Want to do-up your home, but don’t want to splash the cash? We get it. There are a few ways you can add a bit of ‘oomph’ to your space without having to part ways with too much money. Here are our ideas!
Wrapping paper prints: Don’t want to purchase pricey prints? Simply choose some wrapping paper (maybe not ones with ‘happy birthday’ written on, unless that’s your style!) and apply in a frame. Wrapping paper is a lot cheaper than buying prints, and you can use any left-overs for gifts!
Spray painted pots: Add a bit of colour to your home by spray-painting old plant pots to give them a new lease of life. Not only will they catch your eye when you walk into a room, but they’ll also make great storage space for pens, pencils, and any other knick-knacks you may have!
Chalkboard paint: Chalkboard paint isn’t too expensive and, once applied, can provide hours of fun for the little ones! Children entertainment aside, chalkboard paint can look really effective, particularly in kitchens, and add a quirky touch to the room.
DIY Candleholders: Got some empty plastic or wine bottles? Re-use them by peeling off the labels using hot soapy water and fill with little stones or sand (or even fake leaves). Get yourself some tall candles and stick into the bottleneck so that they stand up straight, and voila!
There are loads more DIY ideas to style your home on a budget, but these are just a few of our favourites!
Add cosy vibes
Of course, as we’re spending more time at home, we’re going to want to be as comfy as possible. It’s still pretty cold out there and, after our daily walk, there’s nothing better than cosy-ing up on the sofa with a cuppa and a soft blanket, right? Here are a few easy ways to add in some extra cosy vibes to your home:
Get a quality rug: Sink your toes into a fluffy rug and snuggle down with your next binge-watch series on Netflix! Rugs are an amazing way of adding that extra comforting touch to a room. Find the best rugs online and get your perfect rug delivered straight to your door – we’ve got some lovely ones in stock here.
Scatter cushions: Everyone loves a cushion, right? They’re a fantastic way to add your personality to a room. No matter what your style or preference, there are some lovely designs out there. Plus, they’re an easy accessory to order online while in lockdown.
Knitted throw: Yes, ultimate cosy vibes! Zhuzh up your room with a cable-knit throw and drape it over an armchair or sofa for a luxurious look. Not only do they look great, but they make pretty amazing blankets to snuggle under!
Lighting: Getting the lighting right is so important when it comes to setting the mood of a room. Treat yourself to some dainty fairy lights to hang over shelving for the ultimate cosy look. Or, if that’s not your style, you could opt for a warm-toned lampshade that will cast a lovely glow over the room.
Here at Rowe Carpets, we sell some of the best rugs online and have excellent customer service. You can browse our range here or contact a member of our team on 07974 252014, where we’ll be more than happy to help you find your dream rug.