Small Updates for the Home

Adding interest to a room doesn’t require drastic changes.

8th July 2024

Sometimes, even the smallest details or finishing touches can refresh a space, saving the need for extensive updates to the home.

Upcycle existing furnishings and give them new leases of life. Accessories such as scatter cushions can be swapped out more frequently too, meaning you don’t have to change your entire room whenever you want a new look. Alternatively, why not get creative and use a fabric in even the most unexpected of places? We’ve rounded up some simple yet effective ways you can transform a space, giving it a summer refresh. Take a look below.

Swap Out Cushions and Throws

Often seen as finishing touches, simply changing cushions and smaller soft furnishings can truly uplift a room.

(From Left to Right, Clockwise) Bloomsbury Collection, Malta Collection, Vintage Collection, English Garden Collection

With their versatile nature, scatter cushions and throws can be swapped out as the seasons or your style changes. They are also an ideal way to gradually introduce vibrant, more adventurous pattern into a scheme. Choose designs such as large-scale florals or playful scenes of flora and fauna to make a statement, or add texture with 3D-effect embroideries. Coordinate with colourways featured in larger expanses of fabric around the room.

Reupholster Your Headboard with an Eye-Catching Design

Create a striking focal point in your bedroom by revamping your headboard with a bold fabric.

Vintage Weaves Collection, New Forest Collection

Instead of replacing, give your headboard a new lease of life by re-covering with your favourite design. Form an inviting, tactile space with a textured weave in deep, verdant greensStripes are also ideal for headboards, as they create the illusion of height and therefore a larger space, ensuring a luxurious feel. 

Add Embellishments to Your Cushions or Drapery for Small Yet Beautiful Updates

The devil is in the details when it comes to soft furnishings.

(From Left to Right, Clockwise) Vintage Weaves Collection, Poetry Collection, Vintage Weaves Collection, Poetry Collection

The trend for ruffles shows no sign of disappearing, so add these to your cushions for a touch of sophistication. Ruffled edges work especially well with check and stripe designs in lighter palettes, creating a playful, country cottage feel. Nature-inspired prints also lend themselves well to frills and ruffles, too. Alternatively, add a pretty pom pom trim. Elsewhere in the room, add pom poms to your curtains in fabrics showcasing whimsical natural scenes for the perfect finishing touch, creating cohesion.

Use Fabric for a Bespoke Lampshade

Enjoy a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that establishes a true talking point with a fabric lampshade.

(From Left to Right, Clockwise) Volume Collection, Palm Springs Collection & Vintage Collection (Image courtesy of @raspberryleafinteriors on Instagram), Monsoon Collection (Image courtesy of @candidowl on Instagram)

Match with fabrics featured elsewhere in the room such as on your cushions, or go bold and choose a characterful yet coordinating design for cohesion. Add a sense of opulence with a decadent texture such as an embossed velvet in a rich jewel tone.

Fabric Wall Panels and Hangings are a Stylish Alternative to Artwork

Demanding your attention as soon as you enter the room, wall hangings provide a contemporary, fuss-free way to make a display of fabric.

Summer House Collection

From tropical-inspired greenery to monochrome geometrics, choose a fabric that will stand out. Creating a panel or wall hanging is also a great way to use any left-over fabric, whilst tying the space together by using the same design throughout the room.

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