Is your home interior looking a bit tired? Would you like to give it a makeover without breaking the bank? The good news is, a solution may be within reach.

Here are a few small ways you can spruce up your home’s interior design without a hefty price tag.

1. A Stair Runner

It’s often said that you choose whether you like someone in the first few seconds of meeting them. Well, the same thing can be said for a house, and the stairs are usually the first thing you see when you step inside one.

Stair runners, therefore, can make a great first impression. There is an endless variety of patterns, colors and textures to choose from. Pick a design you’d like to be greeted with when you get home. The design you choose can be subtle and reassuring, or you can opt for a style and color scheme that’s more wild and intriguing.

2. A Floor Lamp

Ceiling lights are functional and effective, but they can also be the least aesthetically appealing way to light a room. You can really bring out the soul of a room by exploring where to position different sets of low-level lights, like table and floor lamps.

Having a lamp next to your sofa can be a great addition to the living room. It can draw attention to the features of your furniture, as well as add a glowing warmth to your guests’ faces when you invite them around. It’s also practical for doing things like reading a book or a magazine.

3. A Wine Fridge

Guests will be impressed if you can tell your Beaujolais from your Chateau Lafite. A wine fridge is a great way to show off your sophistication to guests at a dinner party, while also serving as a practical space to keep your favorite bottles.

You don’t need to be too ostentatious either — the market for domestic wine fridges has grown enormously in recent years, and there are a number of slim, compact alternatives to chill your sauvignon to the perfect temperature.

4. A Designer Candle

Nothing screams boring interior design quite like a tealight or a plain white candle. There are so many great handmade candles out there that you can use as the centerpiece of your living room, so there’s really no excuse not to have one.

Choose from a color palette that suits your home environment, and a pattern or shape that echoes the style of the surrounding furniture. You can even take things a step further and get a scented candle, to create the home atmosphere you desire.

5. A Napkin Ring

It’s the little things that count, and there’s nothing that this is more true of than a napkin ring. Available in a range of brushed metals such as brass and silver, a napkin ring can add a subtle hint of style to your dinner table, suggesting that you have delicate, sophisticated touch and high attention to detail.

Don’t forget about the napkins, either! Many interior design shops offer a great range of designs to suit your tastes. Or for the environmentally conscious, consider getting a durable fabric alternative that can be neatly folded and reused again and again.

Final Thoughts

Once you’re happy with your new-look home interior design, why not invite your friends around and see what they think. You may soon find that your small changes have made a big difference. Warning: the wine fridge may be empty the next morning.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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