Life post Olympics and Paralympics
After a glorious seven weeks the Olympics and Paralympics have finally finished. London put on the most amazing show and we were all in awe of the wonderful athletes. But how do we now harness the feel good factor and how can we translate it to our homes?
There are many projects around our homes that we often put off when the reality is that they would be easy to achieve. Are you fed up with the decoration of your bedroom but think that you can’t do anything about it? Well you easily can – a 5l pot of paint will cost you around £30 and cover 70 sq m. Spend a couple of days one weekend and you can have a new bedroom. Applying wallpaper to one wall is another easy job that costs around the same but will give a room a whole new look.
The many images of the Olympics can also help provide the inspiration for renovation in your own home. The majestic structure of the Olympic Stadium showed just how effective a monochrome decorating scheme can be. While in the Olympic Park, the colourful circles found on one of the concourses could easily be recreated on the wall of a children’s bedroom.
If you are planning exterior work on your home the terraces at the Olympic Park’s McDonalds showed how beautiful the natural qualities of wood are. The use of slatted wood allowed the natural light to stream into the structure amplifying the effect. Even Wenlock, the loveable mascot of the Olympic Games proved we all need a touch of funky style in our lives and grew on many people – myself included.
Let’s make sure we all build on the Olympic spirit in our lives, and don’t settle for second rate interiors. Start planning your projects now and make sure your efforts are worthy of Gold medals!