Creating a fresh new look in the home for Summer


How has lockdown been for you?

For us, it has been a real chance to look at our home and really see what needs doing, from clearing the loft of junk, to re-jigging our furniture to make it work better for us.

Now that summer is upon us, it is a great time to fling open your windows and doors and give your home a fresh new look.

The Walls

Giving your rooms a lick of paint is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to give your home an instant lift, but it does take time and effort to get a good result and if you are back to work, you may not have the time.

For something quick and easy to do, why not add an original wall sticker to your feature wall.

They take minutes to apply, can add a real statement to your wall and when you want to change the room up again, are easy to remove.


There are thousands to choose from of all shapes and sizes and you can even design your own with photo’s or text and are especially good for children’s bedrooms, as their tastes change as often as the wind changes direction. Perhaps your child is getting older and needs something more grown up.


The Floor

Changing your flooring is another big job, especially in rooms where there is a lot of big furniture to move around, but adding a vinyl rug can be a remarkably cost-effective upgrade that really can change up your room.

Geometric Vinyl Carpet

In fact, I have been itching to change the flooring in my kitchen since we moved it and think it works especially well here.

Kitchen Rug

Bring the outside in

Summer is the best time to bring the outside in and let natural light flood your home. You could also decorate your windowsills and shelves with gorgeous smelling plants and flowers.

Mirror and Flowers

With the light nights, you don’t really need lots of lighting, but you could jazz up your home with some fairy lights for some added warmth.

Photo by Mitchell Henderson on Unsplash

Changing the curtains and soft furnishings can also help create a new look in a room and you could choose to coordinate your curtains with throws and cushions for more of an impact.

Have you started a home makeover during lockdown?

11 thoughts on “Creating a fresh new look in the home for Summer

  1. Kacie says:

    Some great ideas here! It’s surprising what you can do with just a few small changes.

  2. Loving the sofa, we are looking at decorating at the moment, but starting with my daughters bedroom

  3. Melanie williams says:

    Love the chair and idea of the laminate rugs, so easy to clean down if there are any spillages x

  4. Jenny says:

    Spending so much time at home made us realise we would like a different house so we’re thinking of putting it on the market.

  5. Oh I like the idea of fairy lights inside…I have them around the garden but actually they’d work well inside too. Great ideas, I’m in a real plant buying mood at the moment, it’s nice to have lots of green and colourful plants around.

  6. These are some great ideas for giving your home a makeover. We privately rent ours so can’t do too much but have done a little.

  7. Helen says:

    I’ve never heard of a vinyl rug before, but they look really smart in the photos! I’m impressed 🙂

  8. Kira says:

    Oh I love these and can’t wait to get our new home looking all fresh and summery! We are moving soon 🙂

  9. Sarah Bailey says:

    These are some lovely ideas of things to change and update around the home. I have to admit I love changing accessories around to bring in a new look.
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  10. I’d never heard of vinyl rugs – I think this would be great for our kitchen floor. I’m going to investigate.

  11. Some lovely home styling going on there. I do love the rugs, string of lights on the wall and the grey chair in particular.

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