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Five ways to spruce up your space

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Five Ways to Spruce Up a Space

Have a space that’s looking a little tired? Getting bored of the rooms in your house? Wanting to change things up a little? No problem - here are 5 easy ways to spruce up any space without having to break the bank!

1. Rug up!

Invest in a good rug. A good rug can completely transform a space. It can be the missing link that ties a room together and will help take it to new heights of greatness. Investing in a few good ones is well worth it and whenever you feel like changing things up around the house, swapping your rugs around is great way to do this.

A rug:

  • Warms up a room and makes it cozy
  • Helps tie a space together
  • Draws your eyes outwards, making your room feel bigger
  • Softens up a space
  • Absorbs noise
  • Adds texture and depth
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2. Light It Up!

Ensuring your room is well lit is essential. Lights fixtures are not just a source of light – they can be a great design feature and help transform the look of a room. For smaller spaces, incorporating pendant lights, wall lights and / or table lamps are a good way to go and for those who have the space.


  • Help make dark areas look bigger
  • Brighten up a space
  • Transform the mood in a space
  • Are a great design feature
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3. Get Hanging!

Hanging art on your walls is a great way to spice up a space and make it your own. And the best part about it is you can do no wrong – It doesn’t have to fit in with your furniture, match the style of your room, or the other art in it, and it doesn’t have to be an expensive ordeal. When it comes to picking art there simply are no rules!


  • Adds colour and depth to a space
  • Makes a space more interesting
  • personalises a space
  • Serves as great talking point
  • Can provoke emotion and feeling
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4. Layer Up!

Attention is in the detail… and a space is not complete without some decorative accessories to tie it all together. Dress up your sofa with decorative pillows and throws and add some coffee table books, candles, vases, and other ornaments to your tables, shelves and any other solid surfaces.

Decorative accessories:

  • Warm up a space
  • Add textures, colour and pattern to space
  • Ties a room together
  • Adds personal touch to a space
  • Make a space more interesting
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5. Go Green

Add some life to a space with greenery. There is lots of science to show how bringing the outdoors in and adding greenery to the spaces we inhabit has a positive effect on us. Adding a few hanging plants, and / or a pot plant to your room will make a world of a difference.. and for those who can't seem to keep a plant alive, dried flowers are a great (and very beautiful) way to go.

Indoor plants:

  • Improve our physical, mental and emotional states
  • Help create a more peaceful environment
  • Calm us
  • Brings the outdoor in
  • Purify the air in the room
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Most importantly...
Try enjoy the process. Design should be a positive experience, so channel your inner designer, let your creative juices flow, and have fun!

And don’t forget to document the process and share the final result. Send us the before and after shots at [email protected], and tag us on Instagram @1placeonline. We’d love to see what you’ve done and show off your work!