Everyone loves a well decorated home. However, Home decor is not affordable for every person. Instead of throwing out everything out of your home and replacing them with expensive replacements, it is best to do it yourself. The goal is not to change everything but to keep everything you can to make your old stuff look new. You can also shop for second hand items instead of buying branded new stuff for a new look.
Doing it Yourself
Nearly any kind of remodeling or redecorating job is cheaper when you do it yourself instead of hiring a pro. You can read tutorials on internet for the installation of Vinyl or hardwood flooring. Paint your house’s interiors and install a kitchen backsplash to save money. DIY will not just save money but will also make you happy.
Adjust Your Furniture
Rearrangement of your furniture can change the appearance of your room in a dramatic way. For example, if the first thing you see is the couch’s back, it will block traffic. Moving the sofa to an opposite wall will build a new focal point, improve traffic and give an interesting look to a room. Last but not the least, it will cost nothing.
You can also swap the different house pieces in your home for a new look instead of shopping for new ones. In some cases, more furniture adds for a cluttered look. Take out the unwanted furniture pieces to the different rooms or give them away in an auction to free up your space.
Many professional interior designers create beautiful spaces by rearranging already bought furniture instead of buying a brand new one.
Repurposing Accessories with Furniture
Just like furniture, you can also repurpose accessories by turning an old piece in a new one. For example, you can use desk or a table as a TV stand. However, repaint or refinish a wooden table before changing it into a desk.
Paint and whitewash is another way to transform your room’s appearance. This will instantly give a fresh look to the faded walls and will add to a completely different look. A high quality gallon only costs $35 but will add up to your home’s extraordinary appearance.
Wallpaper comes in a huge variety of patterns, some of them far too complex to reproduce with paint. It also makes a durable surface that can be easier to clean than a painted wall. But unfortunately, wallpaper is a lot more costly than paint – about $30 per roll, or $1 per square foot. It also takes longer to put up on your walls.
Similar to paints, you can also add wallpapers for an interesting appearance. Addition of wallpapers also make for a durable surface which becomes easy to clean. However, wallpaper is costlier than paint. However, it takes a long time to put up on walls. It may become a little costlier than paint but will highlight a small space when done correctly.
For a fresh looking home, the best way is to change colors. You can change the bed linens, curtains and pillows for a refreshing look. Add a bright color to replace the old color that you have grown tired of.
Focus on Detail
Focus on small detail which can be as simple as an accessory or hardware replacement to give a new feel and appearance for just a few dollars.
Creating Cheap Artwork
Work on the empty room walls to accent up a home. The walls may look beautiful with furniture but the room will still look unfinished if the walls are empty. Buy famous paintings in poster prints instead of going for originals to adorn your walls. Places like fiverr will help you in getting artwork done at cheap rates.
Obvious advantage of home decor on a budget is that you get quality interior without spending a fortune. It also adds to the pride of ownership. Redoing a room on a budget forces you to think out of box and to get the job done with as few dollars as possible.