Refresh and relax 

With Christmas fast approaching, now is the perfect time to consider an interior style refresh before the seasonal decorations take over.


Wood floor experts Woodpecker Flooring have devised five easy steps for those who want to give their living space a much-needed spruce up.
Follow all five for maximum impact or choose one or two for an instant refresh.

1. Shake it up 
The easiest and most cost-effective way to refresh your home is to declutter and have a good shift around.
For a refreshing minimalistic look, store away those extra things and to go that extra mile, donate some of those items you’ve tired of to a charity.
Once you’ve successfully decluttered your space, move everything around and experiment with a whole new layout to create an instant feeling of freshness.

2. Give your flooring some TLC

Whether you have carpet of wood flooring, invest some time in giving it a good old deep clean.
Try using a carpet cleaner to give your carpet a new lease of life.
And if you have laminate or wood flooring, invest a little money in purchasing a trustworthy cleaning kit or specially formulated solution to ensure a sparkling clean finish – more often than not, these will last for quite some time and help pro-long the beauty of your flooring too.

3. Go green

Biophilia interior design – the practice of incorporating natural elements into the home is one of the key style trends for AW2022.
House plants are a quick and easy way of bringing nature into the home.
Accessories created from wood and wicker will enhance the biophilic vibe too, and you can often source these from charity or online marketplaces at bargain prices.

4. Mirror Mirror

The addition of a striking mirror will not only add a decorative element to your room but it will also increase the amount of light within the space too, which is always a welcomed benefit.
A quick top tip – a tall mirror will draw the eye to the ceiling, giving the feeling of more space. Shop around at local charity shops or reclamation yards for the best deals.

 5. The power of lights
As the evenings are drawing in, consider your lighting scheme – stylish lights can instantly transform a space. And with the energy rates at an all-time high it’s also beneficial to check whether your current set up is both practical and cost-effective.
To reduce the cost of your lighting it’s worthwhile investing in energy saving LED light bulbs as well as de-lamping – instead of having a range of lamps, choose one stylish lamp to take centre stage and maximise daylight wherever possible.
A bold coloured lamp or an intricate design can add instant interest to a space. Try switching your lights between rooms too for a quick and easy change.


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