There are very few things in life that are as daunting as decorating a home. With so many options available and beautiful styles to choose from, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed and maybe even a little scared at the prospect of home decor.
You’re going to have to look for inspiration, get creative and go shopping which can also be very stressful on your bank balance. But, does home decor really have to cause a lot of damage to your savings?
It’s totally possible to complete a decorating project that oozes style and sophistication on a budget. The following are just some of the ways that you can transform the look of your home without having to spend thousands of dollars.
Get creative and make your own furniture.
Making your own furniture may sound like an impossible task, but it’s actually quite simple. Look for design inspiration online and in magazines, have a root in your garden shed or back garden and see what materials you’ve got laying around the place and you’re good to go! See those wooden crates that have been in your garden shed for months? Recycle them by stacking them together, applying some shiny varnish and using them as a brand new shelving system. The varnish adds a stylish and polished looking finish, while the unit is functional and gives a rustic feel to the room.
Take advantage of natural light.
Ever noticed how much happier you feel after you’ve tided a room? This mood-lifting sensation also applies to lighting in the home. The brighter the room – the happier the occupants! Let in as much natural light into your home through uPVC Bi-fold sliding doors and large double glazed windows. You should also think about other forms of lighting such as task, accent and ambient lighting schemes.
Add some little touches.
Little touches like framed personal photographs and a vase of fresh colorful flowers can go a long way in making your home more inviting and cozy. We all love family photos, but it is important to not go overboard as you don’t want your home to appear cluttered. Just choose a select number of your favorite photos, buy (or make) a nice frame to put them in and find a suitable place to display your treasured memories.
Give your furnishings some care and attention.
When something is outdated or old looking, we automatically think that it needs to be replaced with something new. This isn’t always the case, as sometimes a little care and attention manages to do the trick! See that old desk that you want to get rid of? Revive it with a coat of fresh paint and new, modern handles. Give your chairs and sofas a new lease of life by updating them with some brand new upholstery.
Whether you’re designing your very first home or re-designing your current living space, little details can really make a difference. You don’t have to rush out and spend thousands of dollars on the grandest, most elegant of statement pieces; you can create a beautiful home by decorating it on a budget. Don’t be afraid to experiment with remodeling projects by getting creative with what you already have – your home will look more chic and your bank balance will certainly thank you for it!