Interior design ideas you can try right now

Need to update a tired look? Try these easy and inspiring interior design ideas from Style at Home magazine to revamp your rooms in no time at all

Give your built-in wardrobe a fabulous new look with a single roll of wallpaper. Paste the panels with a floral design for an inexpensive yet pretty update. This is an easy look to update whenever you fancy a different design. Pick out the colour tones with a cosy armchair and patchwork cushion for a modern country bedroom.

Barker and Stonehouse

1/10 Wallpaper

bedroom with pink arm chair and dressing table

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2/10 Living room chimney breast focal point

living room chimney breast focal point

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Create an up-to-date living room and fabulous focal point by painting your chimney breast a striking shade. In a large space you can get away with dark colour when the rest of the room is kept neutral. Here, a deep charcoal grey is uplifted with zingy yellow curtains and cushions. A fresh white mantel makes an eye-catching contrast and we love the woodland branch scupture in the alcove!

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Crown Paint
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La Redoute

3/10 Kitchen blackboard door

kitchen blackboard door

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Here's a fantastic and fun way to help organise your familiy's activies. Paint the back of a kitchen door with inexpensive blackboard paint and hang chalk with string on the door handle. Not only does it look cool, it's a great place for shopping lists, telephone messages and the kids can doodle while you're preparing dinner. Or why not think big and paint a whole wall?

Blackboard paint

4/10 Hotel-style headboard

hotel style headboard and black table lamplamp

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Refresh your bedroom in a flash with a comfortable, wall-mounted headboard. It will transform a mundane divan bed and add luxurious hotel chic to your scheme. Make the board using chipboard, foam blocks and fabric. Choose velvet or leather for a plush finish and use any leftovers to make matching scatter cushions to tie the look together.

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5/10 Living room photo display

living room with sofa and photo wall

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Get your photos off your computer and on to a plain wall above your living room sofa with an interesting display for everyone to enjoy. Combine mismatched, second-hand frames for an eclectic feel and add to the look with vintage mirrors. Start with a template by tracing each frame on to paper to make sure the display will be even on the wall.

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6/10 Hallway storage

hallway with wooden floor and stairs

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Make the most of otherwise redundant space by turning it into a hallway storage corner.
Hide away shoes with wall-mounted, slimline cabinets and encourage littles ones to be tidy with low-level coat hooks and shelves. Complete the look with matching photo frames and smart rug or runner.

Shoe racks
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Great Little Trading Company

7/10 Open kitchen shelving

kitchen with purple wall and white cabinet

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Keep your everyday essentials on open shelves for practical pantry style in your kitchen.  Here, all-white units are given a pastel punch with sugar-pink walls. The shelf is painted the same shade for a cohesive, understated finish that helps the contents of the shelf to stand out.

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8/10 Painted papered stairs

stairs with green textured wallpaper and blue wall

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Why not update your hallway staircase with wallpaper and paint? Bold colour and strong pattern will instantly give stairs a bright and quirky look. Try different shades for different steps or decorative, stencilled lettering to make visitors smile.


Mini Moderns

9/10 Colour coded home office

study table with yellow chair

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De-clutter your study and streamline with bold, bright colour. You only need a few pops of vibrant accessories and painted furniture to create strong impact. Keep walls and floors pale, your desk dark and then go for brights in all other areas. Get organised with wallpaper-covered clipboards hung on the wall in front of your desk.

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10/10 Romantic bathroom

bathroom with bathtub

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Make your bathroom a pretty retreat with a soft palette of pink. For added romance, dress the window with traditional lace fabric tied with delicate bows. By embellishing basic pieces with intricate details you can create a personalised look. Continue the feminine style with lots of fluffy towels in muted colours.

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Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.