Whether you want to make the most of bank holidays, are taking time off to do some DIY or just want to refresh your rooms as and when you’ve got time, discover simple ways to update and breathe new life into your home.

Try just one or two or, if you’re really feeling inspired, tackle more to really give your space that well-deserved shake-up.

Paint your walls

Oak Furnitureland Vivien upholstered grey bench and chairs in a living room with green panelled walls.

Vivien chair | Vivien bench | @midford_interior

There’s something incredibly satisfying about a new paint colour on the wall. Why not try pale blush pink for a summer glow or a soft and easy-to-live-with sage for a fashionable update in an afternoon? Both of these colours complement pieces in our light oak ranges thanks to their natural finish and pared-back Scandi style, and they also work well with grey and neutral-coloured upholstery.

Add a feature wall

Neutral and peaceful bedroom scheme with a white painted dressing table and matching stool.

Brompton dressing table | @our_rosebury_home

There are so many great wallpapers out there, with patterns and colours for every style. If you’re unsure of papering the whole wall, combine a patterned design with understated panelling for a softer take on the look.

Style your coffee table

Close up of Oak Furnitureland Hepburn cream sofa with the Bevel oak and glass-topped coffee table.

Hepburn sofa | Bevel coffee table

Has your coffee table become a receptacle for toys, remote controls and old magazines? Why not give it the attention it deserves as one of the centrepieces of your room by styling it with some books, a tray, some fresh flowers picked from the garden and a candle or two? If you need some help with coffee table styling, check out our top tips.

Add a wall hanging

Parquet oak wardrobe in a bedroom with gold accessories, a textured wall hanging and house plants.

Parquet triple wardrobe | @maddiemoovesin

Enhance your home in the smallest of ways simply by updating your wall decor to really shake up your space. A wall hanging can add that bit of texture, depth and colour to your home.

Refresh your kitchen backsplash

Dark stainted industrial-style Detroit dining table with matching benches in a neutral-palette kitchen/diner.

Detroit dining set | @thesensoryhome | @jemma_watts_photography

In a well-selected colour scheme, the kitchen’s backsplash draws the eyes of your visitors and adds a bit of activity to your interior. A warm neutral palette, as shown above, is ideal for a modern kitchen that’s homely and not too stark, with our pecan-coloured Detroit dining set adding a darker contrast to the space.

Update your bedding

Neutral farmhouse-style bedroom with a rustic oak bed and industrial-style oak bedside table.

French Farmhouse bed | Boston bedside table | @_ourforeverhomebythesea_

This is an easy one, but if your bedding is looking a little tired after a long winter, perhaps it’s time to invest in a new set. Select colours that appear in the rest of the room to unify your bed. Play with shades from a similar colour family or contrast them against complementary tones for an aesthetically pleasing clash.

Add houseplants

A painted dark blue and hardwood Oak Furnitureland Highgate dining set with a light blue fabric runner sits in a naturally lit room. Houseplants sit on a wooden wall shelf that runs parallel to the dining set and hang down in front of a large window pane mirror.

Highgate dining set | @mo_morshuis

If you are looking to bring the outdoors in, then houseplants are a great way to do this. Dot a few on window sills, stack some in a sunny corner or hang them from your ceiling to bring in colour, organic form and texture.

Get organised

Playful children's bedroom with a pale wardrobe and colourful decorative touches.

Shay wardrobe | @heykiddostudio

Sometimes it’s difficult to see just how lovely our home is because of the influx of daily clutter that comes into our lives. Take a few days to start clearing and organising those areas of the home that seem constantly messy. Upgrade your storage to keep things tidy while looking good.

What will you be tackling in your home? Let us know on social media using the hashtag #OakFurnitureland on Instagram.