We’re all spending a lot of time at home right now and that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon. It could be a good time to redirect our energies inward and give our homes a bit of TLC.

Freshen your style

Style has become more eclectic. Interior design no longer has to conform to one particular ‘look’. You can take what you like from different trends to create your very own individual look.

Imperfection is on trend. Adding a unique or surprising element, mixing up textures, imperfectly shaped tiles and weathered timber can all contribute to a fresh style that is very current. Layering textured items can add a new dimension to your space too.

Greenery will freshen things up. Indoor plants can really lift our mood and bring some of the natural world inside at this time. Plants also add colour, life, texture, and shape to your space.

Spring Clean

It may be Autumn but now is a great time to spring clean. Pack away anything you are not using to pare back the clutter.

Add some light, bright throws and some scatter cushions. Think about mixing up your artwork or putting up some floating shelves for some new arty pieces to inject your personality into a room.

Colour is the big game-changer. Add a colourful piece of furniture, a bright table-runner or rug. A pop of unexpected colour brings life to a room.

Kitchen and bathroom spruce-ups

Like the rest of the house, imperfect finishes and touches can give your kitchen or bathroom a more contemporary style.

Metallics are still huge – you can add copper, gold, brass and gun metal in ornaments or tapware. Large, elongated wooden knobs are adding interest and the fun-factor to cabinets. Stone and timber combos add texture and visual interest and give an organic feel to your space.

Image: Cade Mooney.

Fresh tiles on your kitchen splashback will literally revamp your room. Dark grout and natural finishes are trending.Woodgrains have gained popularity in the kitchen, as have textured finishes, botanicals, metallics and geometrics.

Small changes can create big impact!