Posted by Ros Connors

Carol Smillie offers tips on how to style your home

New research has revealed that more than two million Brits haven’t lifted a finger to update their home in more than ten years, with a quarter (26%) saying they lack motivation and just can’t be bothered. It seems only a quarter of Brits are totally happy with the overall interior design of the home, and the thought of doing anything about it is  just too much to handle – more than half (57%) say they’re still nervous about the very idea of putting up wallpaper and out off making changes to their homes as a result.

The survey, which was commissioned for this year’s International Wallpaper Week, also found we’re quick to judge other people’s homes. Nearly two-thirds of Brits (61%) said they thought the interiors of their friend’s or family’s homes looked dated when they last visited them, but it works both ways. 49% said they were worried about what their friends and family might think about their homes when they came over.

As the cost of living crisis continues to hit millions of people across the UK, cost is a major factor for some people. Half (50%) of Brits said they were put off by the expense of making changes, a fifth (20%) said they would have to save for a long time to refresh their home and more than 1 in 10 (13%) said they would need to borrow money to update where they live.

Ros spoke to TV presenter Carol Smillie.

Photo by Eugen Str on Unsplash

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