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Fantastic Fittings To Instantly Improve Your Home

Published 1st June 2021
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As many of us have spent so much time at home this past year, we've started to take notice of our homes, and it's got us second-guessing our décor. After all, there's nothing like spending 10 hours straight in your living room to make you start to question that rug or give that statement wallpaper some serious side-eye! Over time, the walls that were once colourful and attractive lose their charm, and returning our homes to their long lost glory can feel entirely out of reach.

While doing work on your home can feel like a mammoth task, it certainly needn’t be! You can quickly transform your home from dull and dreary to bright and beautiful by adding some fantastic fittings and furnishings to freshen up your home. We're not talking about major home renovations or complicated DIY projects; these small changes will make all the difference and may be just what you need to revive your tired home.

Can I redecorate on a budget?

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Sprucing up your home needn’t cost the earth. For most of us, replacing our fixtures, fittings and furniture all in one go is out of the question, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make simple, easy and inexpensive changes that will really pack a punch. Small updates can make all the difference, and even just updating one item can totally transform your room.

Changing up the fixtures around your home, such as knobs, handles, and light switches, are small, inexpensive details that add a high-end finish, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Brass cup handles work wonders in a shaker-style kitchen, while sleek black or gold bar handles will suit any modern kitchen scheme. If you’re really not wanting to break the bank, simply give your old fixtures new life by giving them a quick coat of spray paint. Even freshening up your tiles with a grout pen will make your tiles look good as new.

Another easy and affordable way to spruce up your home is to give your room a fresh lick of paint. Whether you need to tone down a wall or add a splash of colour to liven up your space, painting your walls will make a huge change to your house. And it’s not just the walls that could benefit from a fresh coat. Your front door, furniture, or even your kitchen cupboards could benefit from a revamp, giving you a completely fresh canvas to work with. Drab wall colours can easily be painted over, giving your space a fresh and refined appearance.

What if I can’t replace my fittings?

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Whether you’re renting, decorating your first home or looking to give your interior a revamp, you can’t always replace the fittings that are already there. You may not be able to go ripping up old carpet, but you don't need to go to drastic lengths of ripping up your flooring to make all the difference! 

A warm and decorative rug that goes perfectly with your furniture is all you need to cover up outdated or weathered flooring. Is your kitchen a bit dated, but you're not able to give it a fresh paint job? Vinyl tile stickers may be just what you need to make your space look and feel brand new! Not only does it work as a functioning splashback, but it also adds instant character and style to your kitchen. 

For a room that needs a quick refresh, add style and décor by rearranging your bookshelves and adding a few new trinkets. Add interesting ornaments, a couple of plants and a few photos for a personal touch. Simple home décor additions such as scatter cushions and artwork are an excellent way to accessorise and accentuate your home. Mixing and matching colours and textures is a great way to jazz up any room while making it feel as homely as possible.

Haute home must-haves

top furniture picks

The trick to improving your interiors is to look at each room as a blank slate, filled with endless possibilities to restore and revive your home. Well-thought-out home interiors are sure to improve your mood and, after a long day, we all want to come back to a tranquil, well-decorated home. So, no matter whether your home is ultra-glam, rustic farmhouse, or shabby chic, in this guide, you’re bound to find fittings that will improve your home and complement your style in an instant!

Occasion Wingback Armchair & Footstool Set

yellow wingback armchair

Pros: Fashionable yet functional, upholstered in touchable soft fabric, contemporary Scandinavian-style legs, sturdy and durable

Cons: Yellow design may not suit all interior styles, lacks adjustable features

Size: Armchair (H90 x W77 x D77cm), footstool (H44 x W49 x D41cm) 

Colour: Yellow

This comfortable yet practical pew will not go unnoticed! Bold, bright, and utterly brilliant, this armchair set ticks all the right boxes if you’re looking for a premium piece of furniture that’s just as captivating as it is cosy. Padded from top to bottom, you’ll get the best seat in the house when you pick up this wingbacked wonder. 

Speaking of the wingback, this delightful design feature is reminiscent of an open clam shell, combining pleating and padding to provide a truly comfortable backrest. Not to mention, it also looks incredible! Supportive yet snuggly and covered in touchable soft fabric, this chair provides the sink-in comfort you need to unwind after a long and stressful day. The only thing you need to do now is grab a cuppa and put your feet up - and this stunning set has got the latter covered for you, too! 

Yes, this amazing armchair even comes with a matching footstool - bonus! Both pieces of furniture come with four Scandinavian-style wooden legs in a natural oak finish, adding to the overall appeal of this set. What’s more, the legs are sturdy, durable, and hard-wearing, providing years of enjoyment to come.

A standout piece that’s packed with personality - what’s not to love? Perhaps the colour, if yellow isn’t your thing, or it doesn’t suit your existing décor. But, aside from that, there’s really not much to love about this utterly stunning set.

Large Brushed Metal Round Mirror

round mirror

Pros: Contemporary circle design, wall mount included, sumptuous gold frame

Cons: Gold design may clash with other colours in your décor, suitable for large spaces only due to the oversized design

Size: 50cm diameter

Colour: Gold

Add a touch of chic charm to any room with this gorgeous gold wall mirror. Terrifically on-trend right now, the oversized circle design will give your home that Insta-worthy edge that’s sure to be the envy of all your guests. Not to mention, the large mirrored surface (a whopping 50cm, to be exact) will brighten up your space beautifully, effortlessly bouncing light around the room to give it that all-important airy feel. Say goodbye to dull, dark, and cramped-looking crevasses forever - this majestic mirror will keep your home looking light, bright, and irresistibly luxurious! 

What’s more, this versatile mirror can be positioned anywhere you’d like, from your chest of drawers to your wall (using the handy mount and screw provided). Why not get one for your bathroom, your bedroom, and even your hallway? Simple yet elegant, this show-shopping feature is a sure-fire way to inject a splash of opulence into your home. 

On the subject of opulence, the thin, gold frame only adds to this mirror’s appeal, adding a sumptuous finishing touch that’s sure to take your décor from drab to fab! Gold, in general, is a fairly complementary colour, which allows this statement wall feature to blend in seamlessly with most interior styles. However, if you already have lots of silver accents in your home, or simply aren’t a fan of gold embellishments, this mirror may not be to your liking. You should also take the large size into consideration and measure the space in which you want to display it, just to be sure it’ll fit.

Vida Designs Arlington Radiator Cover

radiator cover

Pros: Hides away ugly radiator fixtures, would suit any interior style

Cons: Requires assembly, the sizes available may not fit every radiator

Size: M (H83 x W111 x L19cm), L (H83 x W152 x L19cm), XL (H83 x W172 x L19cm)

Colour: White with wooden shelf

If you can't splash out on brand new radiators, this radiator cover is ideal! Especially useful for covering up and hiding away ugly, outdated radiators, this fabulous fitting is sure to breathe new life into your space - all without the hefty price tag of a replacement or refurbishment. This beautifully crafted radiator cover in bright white with a handy, natural wooden shelf will suit any interior style - albeit traditional or contemporary - and is available in a range of different sizes. 

Created using water-resistant MDF material, this radiator cover is suitable for all rooms in your home, from your kitchen to your bedroom, hallway, or even your bathroom. Radiator covers are not only a more aesthetically pleasing option, instantly transforming a room, but they also double up as a shelf to showcase accessories and trinkets - bonus! If you’re looking for inspiration on how to style your radiator cover, check out what our very own OnBuyers have done with their purchases here!

Dakari Nuru Modern Geometric Rug

geometric rug

Pros: Contemporary design, available in different colours and sizes, easy to clean 

Cons: Muted colours may not be to everyone’s taste, geometric pattern may clash with existing furnishings

Size: W120 x L170cm, W160 x L230cm, W200 x L290cm

Colour: Pink or blue

This soft and shaggy geometric rug is the ultimate finishing touch to any room. Its thick, plush pile adds colour, texture, and pattern to a room, enhancing the look and feel of your space. Available in an array of different sizes and up for grabs in either pink or blue, this eye-catching rug can be placed anywhere around your home and is sturdy enough to withstand the test of time. Yes, not only is this amazing addition easy to clean and care for, it’s also water repellent, wear- and moth-resistant, and anti-shed - perfect!

Rugs are ideal for hiding imperfections and weathered flooring without committing to a permanent change. The versatile nature of a rug means you can move it around, bringing fresh style to your rooms time and time again. Not only is this rug great for adding character, but it also adds comfort and warmth, making your house feel more homely in the process.

Extra Large Roman Numeral Clock

vintage iron clock

Pros: Functional yet fashionable, will suit any interior style

Cons: Requires batteries, needs mounting on the wall

Size: 60cm

Colour: Black

This classic skeleton roman numeral wall clock makes for a fashionable yet functional statement feature. Beautifully made with durable, high-quality iron, this charming clock is set to become a permanent feature in your home, injecting simplistic style and a little splash of luxury into your space. 

The open-back skeleton design is cleverly crafted to keep your room looking light and airy, allowing pops of colour from the wall behind to peep through. This nifty design feature allows you to jump on the oversized trend without making your space seem small, dark, or dull. On the subject of being in vogue, the chic and stylish black colourway is incredibly trendy and versatile, not to mention it’ll do wonders for enhancing the look of your décor! Striking and oh-so sumptuous, this stunning skeleton wall clock is a must-have for every home.

Floor Lamp with Shelves

floor lamp

Pros: Blends style with functionality, lighting creates a homely ambience

Cons: Shelves are quite small, hard to hide the wire

Size: W26 x D26 x H160cm

Colour: Black

Showcase your most treasured trinkets under the warm glow of light with this incredible 2-in-1 floor lamp and shelving unit. Combining the irresistible illumination of a lamp with the handy shelving of a storage solution, this multifunctional marvel is the ultimate addition to each and every home. 

The lamp itself is available in three different designs, from plain and simple to framed and fabulous, so you’re sure to find that special something to suit your décor among this sumptuous selection. Each design boats three practical storage shelves, providing the perfect space to display everything from ornaments to artificial plants - whatever you’d like! Its white shade exudes a soft glow and welcoming ambience to your home, adding an irresistible touch of elegance to any room it’s placed. What’s more, the vertical design is conveniently compact, making it ideal for placing in tight corners or wherever space is a little more limited. 

While it does have a convenient plug, the wire comes from the top of the lamp, making it hard to hide. This may not be too much of an issue if your walls are on the darker side, but it can look quite stark against lighter colours. If you place it directly next to a power source, you could always wrap the cable around the frame of the shelving unit to conceal the wire.

Small changes make a big difference

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Not every room needs a total makeover - these simple yet effective fittings and furnishings are sure to make a big difference to your space. A flexible alternative to a full-blown DIY job, there’s a whole host of elegant and eye-catching extras you can find to transform your humble abode into the home of your dreams - and they don’t have to cost a fortune, either!

Here for some home inspo? Check out our huge selection of blogs and buyers guides to discover even more home decorating hacks. From stunning styling tips to space-saving suggestions, organising essentials to bedside must-buys, our online resources are jam-packed with ideas to help you craft the perfect home, no matter your style, needs, or budget. For an even greater selection of products, explore our entire Home, Garden & Pets department. With OnBuy here to lend a hand, you’ll never have to suffer home décor hesitation ever again! So, what are you waiting for? Your palace of peace is just a few clicks away… 

The information in this buyer’s guide is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

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