A new home brings about new beginnings and needs for new decorations. Full blown interior designing can cost a pretty penny and your budget may be small but not to worry, with the right investment of time and creativity you’re on your way to giving your home a total makeover.
Here are a few cash-savvy ways to get your home looking brand new.
A paint job is one of the most cost-effective ways to transform a room from drab to lively and fresh. Luckily for you, this is a job that you can do yourself, which will also save you more money, in the long run.
Asides the regular plain colour painting, a lot more can be done with paint. Two or more paint colours can be used on walls and ceilings to create impressive effects such as creating dots, stripes, sombre, sponging and ragging.
You probably bought that pear-shaped sofa for its eccentric beauty but now the ends are frayed, and you probably think it’s time to toss it. Not necessarily. You can reupholster your favourite sofa, window seat or even that sturdy couch your parents have stored in their garage. A change of fabric or padding can bring life into old furniture making them look like new.
Asides the ecological benefits of plants, they provide a beautiful aesthetic to environments in which they are placed. And luckily there are a wide variety of indoor plants which are easy to maintain. Placing a single yellow orchid on the coffee table or a potted fern beside the front door can create a soft focus point and add a refreshing feel to your living room. Orchids can be purchased on Amazon for an average price of £12-16 for the medium-sized plant.
Artworks definitely put a touch of class and timeless taste. Who says you need a piece by Picasso or Warhol to make your home look ‘au Sophisticat’. Unleash your creative side, create your own artwork. A few ideas for homemade artwork are a framed old rusty car license plate (probably from your first car), old newspaper headlines and framed poster prints of famous artwork.
Change the Lighting
A new paint job, new furniture and other are pointless if they can’t be seen in great light. Great lighting isn’t just a plain white light from a bulb overhead, it’s more than that. A different lampshade or warm yellow light in your living room can transform your space into a warm and inviting one.
Buy Used Products
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Take advantage of charity shops. Second-hand sales are perfect for shopping long lifespan items such as
-Vintage items such as turntables and vinyl records.
But what you shouldn’t buy at charity shops are;
-Intimate apparel such as lingerie, socks and swimwear
-Used makeup and beauty items
– Clothes for babies
When working with a budget, it’s tempting to buy things of no value just because they are currently being sold for a low price. Be sure to buy great quality items which be of good value and use for a long time.
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