A dozen handy hints to help you start doing up your home
If you’re after some fast fixes to your home, something you can do over the weekend for example, then have a look at our home decorating suggestions. From speedy changes to doors and handles, to quick wins for windows your home will soon look even smarter.
1. All in the preparation
When painting, don’t skip the preparation: filling cracks, sanding, cleaning, and priming can make any paint job look better and last longer. We’ve all the accessories. And this
10-piece DIY painting set has all the essentials you need to begin painting.
2. Kerb appeal
Bored of the way your house looks? Restyle your front door: a new look entrance is a quick project that can be completed in a weekend. Repaint the colour and pick up some
new house numbers to give it the finishing touch.
3. Handle it well
Fix new interior door handles: this simple job will immediately improve the appearance of your doors.
4. All in the detail
Give rooms a bit of extra love with small improvements: curtain tiebacks, key tassels, blind pulls and decorative cupboard knobs can give a room that extra something without breaking the bank. For some added pizzazz check out these trims and tassels.
5. The long and the short
Make a short window longer: using a blind with wide stripes can help a small window look bigger. These John Lewis Wide Stripe Roman blinds come in a choice of 5 widths.
6. Stick to it
On a budget? Transform a room cheaply and in under half an hour with easy-to-apply
wall stickers. These Nouvelles stickers are particularly striking.
7. It’s curtains
Want privacy but don’t want net curtains? Opt for a sheer blind that will give you the same privacy but with a modern, smart feel.
8. Find a blind
If you’re after a more cheaper option to shutters, why not go for a John Lewis 50mm Venetian blind? Our FSC-certified John Lewis 50mm Venetian blinds give you the same look at a fraction of the price!
9. Poles apart
Transform your room with a new curtain pole. Our poles come in a wide range of finishes and finials to suit many differently styled rooms. There’s also an easy-to-use bay bend for more awkward windows. For the finishing touch, choose your finial: we have everything from the minimalist stud to the statement cut glass finial.
10. With knobs on
Revive tired cupboards, cabinets and drawers with a new set of cupboard knobs. They easily screw on and transform your furniture instantly. Go for something uniform or mix and match - the choice is yours.
11. Out of reach
With young children, blind safety is a must: a Cord Lock-away raises the height of a cord so that it's out of children's reach.
12. In the frame
Create your own gallery vibe in your home with the Gallery Perfect frame set. It includes 7 wooden wall frames with mounts ready for you to add your pictures or photos.