Do you ever worry that your home won’t look its best because it’s so ordinary looking? Are your interior decorating schemes always in a state of flux? If so, you need to read on and learn more about council house decorating.

Your home is your castle. It’s what you make of it that matters, and having the right decorating ideas on hand can help you turn any ordinary room into a homey oasis. After all, no one wants to spend their weekends hanging out at a boring house. The right interior design ideas can be the difference between a drab house and a stepping-stone filled home away from home. They make your home look beautiful and give it some much-needed pizazz!

The following collection of 15 inspiring council house decorating ideas will make you want to throw on some pyjamas, pour yourself a cup of freshly brewed coffee and get busy beautifying your space – because it’s time to livin’ it up! Have fun!


1. Add personality to your entryway with bright colours

Blend rustic and modern with a few bright pops of colour in your entryway to create an inviting and fun way to start your day. Pops of colour are great for creating interest and adding personality to an otherwise boring room. 

Try using primary colours (red, blue, and yellow) in your entryway, as well as on the doorframe and walls. If you’re feeling more modern, consider adding pops of colour to your kitchen with a bright orange peel or a touch of turquoise in your cabinets.

2. Complete your interior design with neutral furniture

If you’re looking for a way to neutralize the bright pops of colour you used in your entryway, try adding a few neutral pieces to complete your room’s aesthetic. A simple white bed with a grey blanket is all you need to create a cosy and calm space. 

If you’re not a fan of the colour neutral, try adding a pop of colour to your living room or kitchen with fun accents like a plant or colourful throw pillow.

3. Find the perfect balance between modern and traditional with decorating ideas

There’s no denying it: We love a historical bathroom, and that goes for our homes as well. If you’re inspired by classic home styles, you might want to consider adding a traditional touch to your bathroom. 

If you’re looking for a modern update, you can choose from a variety of bathroom styles (including the recently popular “Revival” bathroom style) that are both classic and contemporary at the same time. Modernizing your bathroom can be just as exciting as updating your entryway or kitchen.

4. Go with a theme

A classic and extremely effective way to make your council house look brand new is to go with a theme. You can choose from a variety of different themes that are both beautiful and functional. You can go with a country-themed living room, for example, and a farmhouse for a bedroom. A few examples of popular contemporary themes that you can choose from are grunge, and retro-futuristic

5. Turn your kitchen area into a haven for food lovers

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so it’d be wise to use it to its full potential. Start by adding some colour to your kitchen island with a colourful glass bottle service as the centrepiece. 

Another great way to turn your kitchen into a casual hangout spot is to add some seating. Chairs and sofas can be used as reading or lounging chairs and can be tailored to work well for couples or families as well. If you don’t have room for a sofa or chairs, a chair is always a good idea to keep in your living room for when you want some extra company.

6. Create a comfortable space in your home

If you’re looking for an easy way to add softness and warmth to your living space, try adding some pillows and blankets to your home. Whether you choose to use home-furnished pillows or purchased ones, the key is to make your home feel safe and cosy when you’re inside it. 

If you want your room to feel more like a home, try arranging your sofa at different locations in your room to change the feeling of the space completely.

7. Accented walls

If you are looking to brighten up a dull room, try to accent the walls with decorative pieces that have a different look to them. Go for a design that has a lot of texture and is either textured or painted. You can choose between brick, stone, wood, and more to get your walls looking unique and fun. Some popular contemporary themed walls that you can use for this are concrete, mustard and red.

8. Brighten up an otherwise drab bedroom with fun bedding

If you’ve been tempted to decorate your bedroom more excitingly but were afraid to start because it would look tacky, you’re in luck! Your room is your castle, and it’s time to decorate it! 

If you’re looking for a creative way to brighten up an otherwise drab bedroom, try adding dream wall decor, a retro-themed comforter, or a cosy blanket to your bed. For a country-house feel, try pairing your comforter with country-themed wall decor, or for a more modern look, try adding a few modern lights or plants to your bed.

9. Don’t be afraid to play with patterns

There is no reason to stick to a particular pattern when it comes to decorating your bedroom. You can create a monotone bedroom with a simple colour scheme by choosing one colour for the walls and the bedspread and using that colour for everything. However, if you’re more daring, you can try creating a more ornate bedroom using patterns such as stars, waves, or flowers.

10. Make your space work for you

If you don’t like to spend much time in your bedroom, try reorganizing your closet and hanging items that you rarely use on the walls or shelves. This will help create a space-efficient design and make your bedroom look less cluttered. If you’re particularly interested in fashion, there’s an endless supply of fun and fashionable bedroom decor items to choose from.

11. Add personality with function

If you’re looking for a way to add personality to an otherwise drab room, look no further. Functionality is key when it comes to designing a bedroom, so don’t be afraid to experiment. If you’re looking for a place to crash after a long day at work, a bedside table with a nightlight will help you feel secluded while keeping you connected to home. 

12. Add an industrial twist 

If you are looking for a unique and unexpected touch to your room, look no further. Repurposing old materials is a great way to get creative with your furniture and create a personalized look. You can go with a simple wooden chair or a more rustic version of a high-backed chair. If you want to get creative, you can even try to find a piece of vintage furniture that might be broken or unwanted and modify it to your liking.

13. Go for a rustic style

If you have an overly stylistic family or friends, you might want to consider heading in a different direction with your furniture design. This is a great idea if you want to add a traditional flair to the room. A rustic furniture design is sure to fit well with the décor of a rustic farmhouse. You can choose from a wide range of different types of rustic furniture to make your room feel more like home.

14. Accent chairs

If you are looking for a unique and unexpected touch to your living room or kitchen, try to add a pop of colour to the furniture. Accent chairs are a perfect idea. 

They can be used in multiple different ways. You can either use them as seating or add a little bit of personality to the room by adding a decorative accent chair. Whatever you decide, make sure it is up to par with the décor theme of your house.

15. Table setting

If you are looking for a simple and direct way to add pizazz to the dining room table, a beautiful table setting is exactly what you need. Choose from a wide range of themes and designs to get a variety of different options. You can go with a simple country setting with a simple table cloth or a more contemporary and elegant kitchen table set with a crystal bowl and candles.