Upcycling and charity shop furnishing is all the rage these days but there isn’t really any need to make alterations or do funky things with paint and decoupage if you buy well to start with. There are some things that perhaps are not what you would want in your home without some serious cleaning and detoxing – second-hand shaggy rugs would probably fall into this category – but antique persian rugs along with any furniture with no upholstered parts are often fine after a wipe through with a damp cloth. If drawers or cupboards smell a little musty, it is easy to put that right with a bag of bicarbonate of soda in a corner, perhaps with a few lavender flowers added to perfume the space.
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A study has revealed that the average Brit spends a staggering £45,000 on home improvements in their lifetime. The bill for creating the perfect home includes general repairs, redecorating and upkeep but does not take into account bigger renovations such as building extensions or converting rooms, so the actual figure could be even bigger. One of the nation’s leading rug suppliers is offering expert advice on how to revamp the home without spending an extortionate amount of money.
Phil Cotton, CEO of RugZone said, “In the current economic climate is is simply not feasible to be spending hundreds of pounds every couple of years updating every room of the house. However, it is still possible to spruce up the home on a budget, by replacing or incorporating statement items such as a centrepiece rug, and painting furniture to add a splash of colour for creating the shabby chic effect.”
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