If you need some inspiration to freshen up your home decor and show off your new LinenMe linen, we’ve got just what you need. We’ve scoured the web for stunning, simple and budget-friendly hacks that will work with the natural beauty of linen and help your home look and feel the best it can be.
- DIY Pallet Bed
A simple yet stylish (and way less costly) alternative to buying a new bed is to make your own from cheap-as-chips wooden pallets. This pared-back, rustic look is currently very popular, and makes the perfect backdrop for some soft, crumpled bedlinen.
- Clutter-busting curtains
If you are short of space or need a storage fix, a curtain made from a swathe of linen will hide unsightly clutter as well as adding colour and texture to your room. This works brilliantly in a kitchen, giving a note of relaxed French country chic. For larger spaces, use wide linen curtains and hang from heavy metal rails in front of open shelving to hide clothes or other linens.
- Upcycle a vintage trolley
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What better excuse for a pootle around the local flea markets and antique fairs than trying to get your hands on one of these stunning vintage trolleys? Customise yours, as above, with some plain white paint and add a simple linen runner to create a coffee table with character. Or pile it with colourful cushions for a storage solution that is an unabashed talking point. Versatile, unusual and oh-so beautiful. Take a look at upcycle furniture guide for more tips.
- Salvaged wood hanging rail
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Bring some of the outdoors inside by suspending a simple piece of wood from the wall and adding metal hooks to hang tea towels or chopping boards. By making a feature of your kitchen textiles and whatever aesthetically pleasing herbs or accessories you have to hand, you can stay organised and create a contemporary vibe.
- Stepladder shelves
This ingenious storage solution not only looks fabulous, it is entirely portable, meaning you can switch up your shelving between rooms and positions whenever you fancy. Choose a rounded-rung ladder like this one to drape linen bags or robes from, or find a flat-runged ladder and add dainty succulents and vintage treasures. Perfect in bedrooms and sitting rooms alike.
- Paint half a wall
Choose a complementary tone and paint a section of your wall a different colour. Painting the top third a lighter colour, as above, will add height and contrast, but you can start from any point you like. An easy, labour-saving way to brighten up any room and play with colour without having to completely redecorate. For super-cool styling choose cushions in a similar accent colour to pick out the hue. We are mad about blush and pastel colours for Spring/Summer, but this trick works with any colour as long as you stick to a compatible palette.
- Play with curtain fixtures
Bored with the same old curtain hooks or loops? Make a feature out of your fixtures by using jute rope to hang rustic linen curtains. For lighter-weight drapes use tiny metal ring-pull pegs fixed to a wire (see below) and hang floaty white linen as a perfect alternative to an expensive blind.
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