As we listen to gentle birdsong and witness the emergence of nature’s vibrant colours – it’s clear that spring is the symbolic encapsulation of rebirth.

With the outdoors bursting with life, many will have the urge to revamp their inside surroundings – and, since April is Decorating Month, there’s no better time to ditch the old and welcome the new for 2021.

Sometimes knowing where to start on a decorating project can be daunting – but fear not; you needn’t be Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to add a touch of style to your living space. We at Peterborough One Retail Park know a thing or two about interior decoration; read on for our top tips! 

Get Painting

The key to interior decoration is colour; red can bring warmth and intimacy to any living room, while grey can help to make a space feel calm and serene. We recommend you take a somewhat daring approach and opt for a vibrant, bold or rich colour – and the best part is if you don’t like it, you can always repaint it!

Get the family involved and tackle one room at a time – it could end up becoming an excellent way to enjoy quality time with your kids. Pro tip: this year, Forbes says that green is a colour that shouldn’t be ignored!

Turning The Tables

Simply rearranging some furniture can bring rebirth to your living areas. A new rug and pillows on your couch and bed can do wonders! Just4Sofas specialise in electric reclining sofas and chairs that bring those luxurious finishing touch to your room. 

Hammonds have used their extensive expertise in fitted furniture to help people transform their homes for over 90 years. Whether you’re looking for fitted bedroom wardrobes, a home office designed to maximise productivity, or bespoke kitchen units in a range of styles – this fantastic store is certain to have something for you. 

Of course, you don’t necessarily have to buy new furniture to change up your house. If you fancy something a little more challenging, why not try your hand at some DIY furniture upcycling? You can reupholster your favourite couches and chairs with a new type of fabric to match your updated decor. As far as wooden furniture goes, you can also stain it from light to dark or vice versa. The world (and your home) is your oyster!

Breathe Life Into Your Home

Artwork is what helps define the personality of the homeowner and their space – however, selecting the right pieces can be difficult. If you are looking for a new purchase or simply seeking inspiration, we recommend a visit to Djibo Art at Van Hage. This tranquil outdoor studio was created by artist Roland Burt and showcases his incredible work that draws influence from Neolithic cave paintings, Art Deco, West Indian and African art. Roland’s amazing work and passion for art is sure to ignite your creative spark!

If you’re not artistically inclined, perhaps you could spice up your interior decor with crafts made by your kids? Head to The Works at Peterborough One and grab all of the accessories needed to get crafty with your little ones! 

Finally, when it comes to colour and beauty, there’s no greater artist than Mother Nature! Indoor plants not only improve the overall aesthetic of a room, but they’ve also been proven to increase creativity, relieve stress and eradicate air pollution, resulting in a healthier, happier you. For a wide selection of stunning houseplants, be sure to visit the “John Lewis of Garden Centres”, Van Hage. 

Love Your Space

Now that you can see how simple interior decorating can be, it’s time to decide on your style, prioritise your rooms and get started! Your new home will look perfectly put together in no time – just don’t be afraid to try something new and bold, because we all deserve to “love where we live!” 

Head to Peterborough One Retail Park and grab all you need to style your space for the spring!

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