With the nights drawing in, it’s time to think about getting your house ship-shape for you, and your visitors, over the festive period. Here are our simple, stress-free Christmas renovation ideas to spruce up your home with minimum fuss and maximum impact.
Illuminate the way
Begin with the outside of your house. It’s what people see first and it’s important to create a warm welcome that sets the tone. Great looking garden lights brighten the way and guide your guests (and Santa) to the door… Just in case they’ve had a few too many sherries already.
Dress to impress
Once your guests arrive, make a statement in the hallway with a show-stopping ceiling light. We all know first impressions count, so go big with a bubble chandelier (or two, or three). It’s something a bit different so will provide an enticing talking-point while everyone unwraps from their winter layers.
Achieve the perfect ambience for your soirée, and avoid blinding said guests as they come in from the dark, by fitting a beautiful dimmer switch that’s worthy of remark on its own. Ours come in six gorgeous finishes and the knobs all feature subtle knurled detailing around the edge.
Next, consider giving your hallway a coat of paint to freshen things up. Our collection of luxury paint comes in matt emulsion and eggshell. Both are suitable for use on walls, radiators and skirtings (in conjunction with our primer) thereby irradicating the need to buy multiple tins of different paint finishes. Painting is the easiest it’s ever been – there really is no excuse!
Get a grip of those handles
Everyone congregates in the kitchen, it’s one of those indisputable laws of a party. Changing the handles on your cupboards and drawers is a quick win and instantly refreshes a kitchen. It’ll look like you’ve done a complete overhaul when in reality, you spent a few hours titivating! We have a wide range of stunning handles and knobs in a variety of styles, materials and finishes that are perfect for the job.
Perfect your powder room
The downstairs cloakroom/bathroom is another place guests are likely to visit. Clear out any clutter, give the walls a lick of paint and invest in a stylish tap to add instant designer flair to the smallest room in the house! It’s the little eye-catching details that count.
Be our guest
It’s the festive season so you’re more than likely going to have guests staying over. Time to give the spare rooms some TLC. Bedrooms are a sanctuary to retreat to for a breather from the festivities. Create a calm haven with a couple of bedside lamps for low-level lighting.
And last but not least, there’s the gift-buying. Our characterful animal lamps make remarkable presents, as do our amazingly realistic faux plants. Perfect for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family that you definitely want to impress.
So there you have it, some Christmas renovation ideas to get you started with your pre-festivity house zhuzh. Have a browse around the site for many more striking fittings and stylish accents to make your home as remarkable as you.
And if you’re in or around Leeds, you can discover many more treasures at our store in the Victoria Quarter. Drop by and experience the quality and detail of everything for yourself.