If you’re in need of an interiors refresh, here are five home updates you can do while we’re in lockdown

By Pendle Harte

It’s amazing how we’ve adapted our homes over the last year… our living rooms are offices, our bedrooms are gyms and our kitchens are classrooms. And if you’ve suddenly realised how dissatisfactory your decor is, you’re not alone – with us spending so much more time indoors, home improvements are on the up. Here are five easy things you can do during lockdown.

5 Home updates to do in lockdown

1. The Wall

Home Updates paintDulux has devised a clever idea for updating your walls without the disruption of a whole paint job. A simple circle of paint can define a space and add visual interest. Why did we not think of this before?


2. The Sofa

Home Updates Swyft sofaIt’s official: we are spending more time on the sofa than ever before. Sofas that are too small or too uncomfortable or just too worn out are just not worth putting up with any more. The solution? Order a new one from Swyft, which is offering 24 hour delivery instead of the usual six week wait.


3. The Leaves

Home Updates PlantsAdding plants to your space is known to increase a sense of wellbeing. To help you re-connect with nature, Leaf Envy provides tailored plant recommendations, simple care advice and affordable plants delivered to your door


4. The Art

Home Updates - Picture frameNeed something new to look at as you stare at the same walls? Yorkshire-born and Amsterdam-based artist Sasha Compton’s prints look good anywhere. Inspired by the beauty of nature, her mixed-media artwork is colourful and focuses on positive imperfections.


5. The Pattern

Home Updates WallpaperFor a more extreme change of scene, why not wallpaper a wall or a room? Inspired by a brightly coloured swatch found nestled in an old fabric mill, Farrow and Ball’s playful tropical print Atacama is the ultimate in escapism.


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