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A Taste For Touch-Ups:

Updating Your Homeware Game
By Expert Tips
Date: December 19 2018
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So, your house needs a refresher, but you have no idea where to start. Well, homeowners and renters alike have much inspiration to draw from this year. Contemporary designs have many themes from which to choose, and because of the ubiquity of DIY resources, you don’t have to spend a fortune to revamp your living space.

Whether you want to restyle the whole house or particular rooms, updating your homeware game can be as simple as repainting rooms to freshen up the space or as involved as purchasing new furnishings that reflect modern tastes. Before you go shopping, though, check out some of the fabulous new trends that are available to buy on the internet as online homewares in Australia become increasingly common.

Let’s take a closer look at the various options you have for updating your homeware game.

Revving Up For The Season

While we are in the swing of the summer season, this is the opportunity to plan ahead for the autumn and winter. One trend is to rely on native prints and earthy tones to brighten the home in the next couple of months. Favourite colours for autumn include olive tones, burnt oranges, mustards, reds, and sandy tones. While turmeric is a colour that made its appearance last winter, it fits right in with colours that define this season.

For example, using colour can be as simple as replacing throw pillows on your sofa with a new shade for winter or autumn. If you want the space to reflect cool sophistication, consider purchasing solids and mixing them with printed patterns. Conversely, for a whimsical look, consider pillows in different shades and patterns. Either way, these simple additions to your home can be easily interchanged to reflect other seasons making it a versatile way to freshen up a home’s aesthetic.

Rearrange Furnishings

Another way to freshen up your home is to simply rearrange furnishings for a more contemporary look. This may mean repositioning sofas to give the room more space, or artfully placing pictures and other knick-knacks in the home to reflect a more modern style. Whatever you decide to do, there are a variety of options for those that want to completely change the appearance of a room.

For example, as opposed to placing sofas near windows, consider pulling the couch away from the window to allow more light into the space. If the space feels bare, purchase a small table that can add to the space without obstructing light.

Update Your Accessories

Look around the space for pictures, area rugs, lamps, and other accessories that might appear dated. If the item is a treasured favourite, then research in finding out how to update the item. For example, you love the style of your classical furniture set, but the patterns are outdated and you are looking to modernise the style.

Consider investing in a good reupholster job that will last for a few years. If you want to guarantee that your updated look can be further modernised, consider going with solid velvet or classic fabrics that will allow you to accessorise the furnishings with light throws and pillows that are currently in fashion. In this way, you can just change out accessories as the trends come and go.

Getting Back In The Game

Revamping your home to reflect contemporary style is not difficult. In many cases, it only involves exchanging accessories to reflect a modern space. Finally, modernising can be a fun way to play with colour when re-introducing a room to an updated space and ultimately create a palette for lasting style.

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