Ideas for Home Renovations - Member First Credit Union


With the world changing drastically in the last few months, we’ve seen increasing trends in people taking DIY Interior Design projects for their home. Our homes have now become our office, a school for the children and also a relaxing spot for the weekend. So why not check out these ideas and shopping reccomendations to spice up your living space. For bigger projects, check out our Home Improvement Loans.

Statement Furniture Pieces

A Big statement furniture piece could add the spark you were missing in your home. Whether it’s a corlette sofa, a long marble table or a tall daimond book case, these furniture pieces can add the spark and elegance to an otherwise boring room.


Our current favourites are Michael Murphy’s gorgeous sofas and table designs to add some more style and comfort to your living spaces. They have several locations all over Dublin in addition an online store. And incase, you’re tempted to order more than a few, don’t hesitate to check our financing options for home renovations.


A Standout Wallpaper

Wallpapers are the easiest and the most inexpensive way of adding some colour and style to your home. From geometric patterns to rustic designs, they are an excellent solution for home improvement.

The most trendy at the moment are geometric patterns abd big floral designs. We’ve seen interesting uses of pastels, water colours and graphic prints to bring nature into your living room. With the summer to coming an end, transform your house  with bright floral wallpapers.

A floral design like above goes really well with neutral coloured furniture or you can go the bold route with contrasting patterns and colours. 

Shop these local stores to find the wallpaper that’ll best fit your home:

1) I Love Wallpaper – Extensive range of beautiful floral deisgns to fill your tropical dreams.

2) Littlewoods Ireland – Various soft wallpaper patterns if you’re looking for subtle designs.

3) Cool Mine Decor – Discover elegant wallpapers of different patterns from stone effects to fine decor.


Add Some Plant Flavour

Home Improvement doesn’t always have to be an expensive task when simply adding some plant flavour can make all your living spaces alive again. This summer has made a lot of us crazy plant  hoarders, and why not? Plants are known to boost our mood, over all productivity and are also great for your health. 

Urban Plant Life is a true plant heaven for both plant lovers and absolute beginners. They have a great range of indoor plants and pots to add some life to your house. Also, have a look at these Plant stands and pots from Ikea for the complete look.


Some new Windows

This project won’t be as inexpensive but it sure can be a long term solution for home improvement. Windows can truly change the look of a property’s both exterior and interior design. You can choose from different styles of the window between french, sash and casement. Choosing the right window for temperature control can be a great investment for saving energy. Another way is installing a skylight in dark room or attic. This instantly makes the room bigger and brighter. 


Senator windows has a great guide to find the right energy efficient window for you. For all styles of door and window designs, have a look at Fairco’s great quality extensive collection.


If you’re planning bigger changes to your home, don’t hesistate to give us a call on  018513400 or explore our Home Improvement Loans.

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