2nd half of the year day – amazing home improvement ideas

It's 2nd half of the year day so pause and look back at the last 6 months of 2014. Did you get round to accomplishing all the New Year's resolutions to redecorate? - No? Not to worry you still have another 6 months to get them done and who knows maybe you need that little touch of inspiration to get you moving in the right direction. Take a look at these amazing home improvement ideas to get your creative juices flowing once more. Light green bedroom and green bedding, with white square compartment shelves covering two walls of the room

Liberty Book Shop

You can never have enough storage; adding a cubby-hole style shelving unit is a great way to maximise floor space and keep things neat and tidy. Dark blue living room with Moroccan inspired tables, cushions, green sofa and beige armchair

Interior Holic

Be inspired by your holiday. A new paint colour that compliments fabulous wall art brought back from your adventures will remind you of fascinating places you visited and things you saw all year round. Octagonal outdoor decking platforms with table and seats on the top

Franco Techno Gap

It's not too late to make a new outdoor living space. Decking is usually a fast and effective way to give you an even surface for new dining furniture. Mauve and cream kitchen with square wooden island in the middle of the room and colourful pink roman blind at the window

Silver Lining Decor

Give you kitchen a burst of colour by making new window blinds. Cream kitchen units above the waist and sage green units below the waist

House to Home

Changing the knobs or handles on your kitchen cupboards is a great way to give a new look to tired or outdated styles. Multi coloured rug with different coloured squares overlapping each other, placed on a lovely wooden floor


A new floor rug will bring a new dimension to your living space. A patchwork upholstered sofa, in ref, turquoise and other floral patterns

Lucia Victoria Interors

Recover your sofa or a chair in patchwork pieces – it's quite a project but the end result is well worth the effort. Patchwork quilt in dark blue, pink and light blue

Bumble Bees and Garden Peas

Patchwork quilts can look amazing and don't have to be overly complicated unless you're up for the challenge. Wooden benches and seats upholstered with retro grey, blue, green and orange geometric patterns

Design Milk

A modern approach to patchwork is stunning for contemporary interiors. Wooden cream clothes airer, with a cream throw draped over it

Not on the High Street

Knitted throws are bang on-trend and if you promised yourself one last winter and didn't get round to making it, if you start now it should be completed in time to snuggle into as soon as the cooler days and nights arrive. Newspapers roller up and bound together to make large cylinders that you can sit on

In Habitat

Make your own furniture from rolled by newspapers and magazines. - a great way to recycle. Metal teal chair covered in a bobbled multi coloured back an seat pad

Chair Blog

Lots of odd balls of wool that you don't fancy making into a jumper? Make them into chairs instead! Dark blue lampshade placed on top of a piece of cream and pink fabric

The Happy Housie

Recover a light shade to compliment your new décor.

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