Having a beautiful home doesn’t need to cost a fortune. There are lots of ways to give your home a brand new look without breaking the bank. Quite often, some of the simplest solutions are the ones that will have the biggest impact on the look of your home. So, here are ten top tips that you can use whether you are looking to redesign your kitchen, bathroom, lounge or bedroom:
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Add Some Colour to Your Walls
At a time when the current trend seems to be to improve not move, giving your home a new coat of paint is a simple and inexpensive way to give any space a new lease of life. Irrespective of whether you are looking to make a statement with a feature wall or a stylish two-tone design, you can give your home a stylish new appearance.
Before starting, maybe have a look at some interior design magazines to get an idea of the latest colour trends. You will find there are a wide range of colours in both gloss and interior emulsions that will instantly spruce up any room in your home.
Rethink What is Already There
It costs nothing to have a look at what you already have and maybe move a few things around. Sometimes, casting an eye over existing furniture will persuade you to get rid of some tired-looking pieces that are cluttering up a room. Something to think about: is everything in there really needed? The old adage ‘less is more’ can be successfully applied to many renovations. So, let’s think about getting rid of those unnecessary items for good.
Choose Your Lighting Wisely
Having the correct lighting can help transform the mood of any room at the flick of a switch and for very little cost. Why not try a new shade for your lamp, or maybe, if you have mismatched table lamps, replace them with elegant matching ones? Another thing to consider is placing lamps in a way that gives your room a touch of symmetry. Whilst such touches may seem relatively inconsequential, you will be amazed at how much difference they make.
Update Your Cushions and Throws
Finances a bit tight and won’t run to a new sofa? One way to update your existing sofa is introducing new cushions and throws. There are numerous affordable and fashionable cushions that will give your sofa a chic new look without hitting you hard in the pocket. Try and find designs that suit your style and in terms of colour, maybe match them with the palette you have chosen for your walls and floors.
Build Your Own Headboard
One way to give your bedroom an instant boost is to design and make your own headboard. Now for those of us who are not DIY-savvy, this may seem a scary prospect. However in reality, it is quite simple. Another idea is to reupholster an existing headboard in a fabric that matches your existing cushions and throws. This simple update will make a difference and give your bedroom a chic and elegant look.
Add Light with Mirrors
Mirrors are a very cost-effective alternative to expensive works of art. They can be used to add light to walls, and by mixing and matching different styles, you can give any room a feeling of elegance. By using mirrors effectively, you will also be able to give smaller rooms a feeling of space and increased light.
Restore and Renew
Instead of splashing out on new furniture, how about updating what is already there? For example, think about recovering your favourite chair in a new fabric. Or, if splashing out on a new kitchen is cost prohibitive, how about repainting your kitchen doors? By restoring what is already there, you can get that stylish new look at a significantly reduced cost.
Transform a Window
You can create a focal point in any room without overspending by updating your windows. By adding a Roller or Roman blind, you can enhance the look of your living space. Adding window film is a cheap and cheerful way to make a difference to any room. It will give you privacy without blocking out any light and it can be changed if you get tired of it without leaving a mark.
Enliven Your Home with Artwork
There are lots of cheap and affordable options when it comes to wall art. It is often better to choose pre-framed art as this avoids nasty surprises at a later date. If you do choose unframed prints, try and make sure they fit standard frame sizes. Another way to improve the look of an old frame is to repaint it in colours matching your chosen colour scheme.
Put Down New Flooring
There are lots of options for updating your flooring on a budget. Vinyl flooring instead of tiles is a cheaper yet still attractive option, while laminate flooring can be used to great effect in a lounge. Monochrome designs are particularly popular at the moment, and they give you lots of flexibility when it comes to colour schemes.
Thanks for Reading – Happy Decorating
We hope you enjoyed our latest article and now have plenty of inspiration for how to decorate your home without breaking the bank. No matter what you decide, we wish you the best of luck with your project!