Simple home update ideas

For many of us, the beginning of the year feels like a fresh start and although 2021 may not have kicked off as we’d hoped, there are still ways we can capture that rejuvenated feeling at home. This could be setting a new fitness goal, scheduling in some me-time every week or updating your immediate surroundings – and this is what we’re focusing on today.

It’s amazing how the smallest change can make a big difference to how a home looks and feels. The possibilities are endless too so if you’re unsure where to start, here are four simple interior update ideas anyone can try. You’ll also find plenty of inspiration in our Refresh Your Home collection here.

Freshen up with fragrance

Scent has the power to transform a room, making it the perfect place to start when you’re looking to perk up your home. There are lots of different ways to incorporate it too, from candles and diffusers to fragrant flowers and incense, not to mention the vast array of scents to choose from.

One we think lends itself to any home is Cashmere Birch from Homeworx by Harry Slatkin, where luxury meets cosy in a blend of bergamot, birch leaves, pine and sandalwood. Experience it in the form of two stunning four-wick candles, which are designed to extend the beautiful aroma throughout your home.

Make small decor changes

Simple additions such as a statement rug or an on-trend animal print throw and cushion set are great for instantly uplifting a room. Cheerful pops of colour, print and texture work especially well to draw the eye, as do focal features like this Powerheat Infrared Quartz Electric Stove Heater.

Ideal for this time of year, it provides the ambiance of a gentle rolling fire while taking up less space and energy than a traditional stove. Get tucked up beside it with any of your other home comforts and see the rest of winter off in the cosiest of settings.

Rearrange a room

Instead of adding something new, you can also update a room simply by restyling it! Try repositioning the furniture in a different way, such as moving the sofa to the opposite wall or bringing in a piece from another room.

Artfully arrange items on shelves or bookcases (is it just us that finds this strangely, very satisfying?), showcasing your favourite ornaments or ordering your books in rainbow-colour rows. Most of all… be creative, try something new and have fun!

Spruce up your bed

Your bedroom should be a sanctuary to relax and recharge in, and central to making this happen is your bed. It needs to be comfy, supportive and of course, suit your style tastes too!

One of the quickest and easiest ways to update it is with new bedding but it’s also important to consider how your current mattress is serving you. A new one, like this innovative Sealy Quantum Edge 1500 Springs Geltex Pillowtop Mattress, will help give your bed a fresh lease of life.

We hope you’re feeling inspired to implement some (or all!) of these ideas in your own home. Don’t forget to head over to our Refresh Your Home collection to explore a wider range of homeware and enjoy sprucing up your space this year.