Spring is a time of renewal, and the Easter holidays is traditionally the time when our thoughts turn to home improvements.
Don’t forget that when you buy everything you need for your project through easyfundraising, you’ll be raising valuable donations for your good cause too.
Read on for our edit of some of the best ways to give your living space a boost over the holidays.
A Lick of Paint
Sometimes all a room needs to elevate it is a couple of coats of good quality paint.
Neutrals continue to dominate amongst designers, though brighter colours are undergoing something of a resurgence too.
To inject some vibrancy into your home without making a drastic change, consider painting an accent wall or using bolder tones in smaller rooms such as the downstairs toilet or utility room.
Refresh your Interior
Another easy way to ring in spring is to pick a single room to makeover.
This needn’t be a costly enterprise – one cheap but effective way to refresh the space is to overhaul your accessories.
Shop the huge range of cushions and throws at M&S (up to a 1.5% donation) and treat your windows to some bespoke new curtains or blinds in a complementary shade from John Lewis (up to a 2.5% donation) or Web Blinds (up to a 2.5% donation).
Wallpaper is most definitely back in vogue, and there are some really stunning designs out there at the moment – from florals to eye-catching geometrics.
Let There be Light
Good lighting can make a huge impact in any room – visit the The Home Lighting Centre (up to a 2% donation) to get some inspiration.
Consider installing a vintage chandelier over your dining room table or kitchen island – Amara (up to a 6.5% donation) have plenty of designer options to suit all aesthetics.
Alternatively, quickly and easily transform a room with a string or two of fairy lights from Lights4fun (up to a 1.5% donation) – hang them around the fireplace, above a mirror, or drape them over a large plant.
Add some character to your living room or kitchen by selecting a wall to use as an art gallery/photo display.
Transform some of your favourite family snaps by getting them printed onto canvas at Bonusprint (up to a 3.5% donation) or create an eclectic display by stocking up on a variety of quirky frames at Etsy (up to a 4% donation) to showcase your favourite photographs or the kid’s works of art.
A flat-pack sideboard or chest of drawers from Tesco Direct (up to a 2.5% donation) will give the whole family a project to sink their teeth into, or invest in some heirloom-worthy pieces from Preloved.com (up to a 15% donation).
If you’re up for a bigger project, why not think about installing a new bathroom over the holidays – or at least refresh your existing one with some fabulous wooden flooring from Flooring Superstore (up to a 1% donation) or new tiles from Tile Magic (up to a 1.5% donation) or Tile Giant (up to a 2% donation).
If you want to go the whole hog and install a new suite from Bathstore (up to a 1.5% donation) or Victoria Plum (up to a 2% donation) they both stock a great range of baths, showers, and sinks to suit all tastes and budgets.
Rustic style is a key trend for 2018, so add in some cool flourishes such as a statement mirror from notonthehighstreet (up to a 2.5% donation) or an antique plant holder or washstand from eBay (up to a 2% donation).
Dreamy Kids Rooms
Involve the kids in your home renovation efforts by revamping their room and getting them to lend a hand!
Create a cosy haven with new soft furnishings from Very (up to a 3.5% donation) and a sturdy new bed from Bensons for Beds (up to a 2.5% donation) or a high-sleeper from Argos (up to a 0.75% donation).
The White Company (up to a 2.5% donation) stock a fabulous range of beautiful furniture and furnishings that will transform a small person’s bedroom, or try PriceRightHome (up to a 4% donation) for cheerful character bedding.
Whatever projects you decide to tackle this Easter, remember to shop and raise with easyfundraising.