I don’t know about you, but I really don’t enjoy spending my time doing home improvements. I absolutely love the end the result, but the process of actually doing it makes me want to hide under my duvet and never come back out.

However, as a grown adult (sort of) sometimes I know that I need to face up to the reality that if I don’t do it, no one will. With all that in mind, I’m willing to take any short cuts to making home improvements easier.

Are you anything like me? Would you rather flick through glossy magazines filled with beautiful homes than do the work yourself? Well, it’s time for a change. Just follow these hints and tips to achieve a great new look for your home with a fraction of the effort.

Feature wall

Redecorating an entire room is not only time consuming but it can also be quite expensive. To get a completely new look for a room, without all the added hassle, why not just add one feature wall?

By introducing a bold wallpaper to one wall and adding matching accessories, you can transform a room with little effort.

Keeping the house warm

Whether it’s a dodgy boiler, paper-thin walls or leaky windows, keeping the house warm is a challenge for everyone. It also happens to be challenge that I just don’t enjoy. It is possible to do all these odd-jobs yourself with a bit of help from some clever know-hows on the internet but in all honesty, if you don’t know what you’re doing, hire a professional.

Make use of the spare room

So, after wimping out keeping the house warm, here’s my next tip to maximise space in your guest room. Although a beautifully made double bed may look absolutely stunning, how often do you actually have people stay?

If it’s anything like me, then it’ll only be once in a blue moon. I switched my gorgeous guest room for a usable workspace, ditched the double bed in favour of a stylish sofa bed and made the most of what I had going spare!

This is a guest post submitted on behalf of Sainsbury’s. Whether you want to take up these tips for switching your guest bed for a sofa bed or changing the look of a room with a feature wall, you can visit the Sainsbury’s website for a huge range of ideas.

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