Style Your Home Without Breaking The Bank
Written by Chelsea Potter on 3 May 2015
Have you grown a bit tired of your surroundings? It’s only natural, after all, we spend the majority of time in our home, and, therefore, a bit of rejuvenation is required from time to time. The only trouble is when our bank balance won’t allow a full home makeover.
The good news is, you don’t need a big budget to transform your home. There are some budget friendly ways you can decorate your home that can make a huge impact on the style of your property, without making a massive dent in your bank.
Lighting – Lighting makes a bigger difference in the home than you may imagine. There are various ways you can create a unique light fixture. If you take a look online, you’ll find various DIY projects, such as using an old chandelier with a drum shade around it for a trendy custom look. However, if you don’t want to go to this hassle, all you need to do is head to the second-hand stores and flea markets, as you’ll be able to pick up an unusual and stunning piece at a low price.
Cushions – Add a touch of elegance and personality to a room with new cushions. Large and overstuffed pillows can generate a lavish and elegant appearance, if this is what you are hoping to achieve. Alternatively, you can opt for decorative cushions in bold colours for a bit of fun and character. Search online for the best deals; as it’s the festive period there are bound to be some fantastic discounts both now and in the New Year.
Hang Plates – Have you accumulated a wealth of different plates over the years? If not, you can always buy one off plates at a cheap rate online, and at second-hand stores. You can hang these plates on your wall for a unique wall arrangement. Make sure you select plates in different colours, textures, and sizes.
Repurpose Old Furniture – Don’t dismiss that old creaky chair you’ve pushed to the side. It may not be any good for sitting on anymore, but this doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its uses. You could use it as a bedside table, for example.
Paint – Painting a room can make a huge difference on the appearance of it, and it’s one of the cheapest ways to make a big change. You can paint all your walls, or you can create an accent wall, by merely painting one in a vibrant shade. When it comes to painting a room you have two options; you can go for something soft and understated, or you can opt for bold and dramatic. This all comes down to your personal preference and the mood you’re trying to create in the room. Another option would be to paint all of your doors another colour, with black being a popular choice, as it creates a luxurious feeling.
Bookcase Makeover – If you’re hesitant to wallpaper or paint the entire room, why not back your bookcase instead? A subtle pop of colour or pattern can have a big impact, and create interest in the room.
Accessorise – Now is the time to accessorise your home. With the sales coming, you’ll be able to pick up plenty of great accessories. From mirrors and picture frames to candle holders and ornaments, there are so many ways you can add a touch of elegance and style to any room. You can even take a trip to the beach to pick up shells and other beach bounty, which can be used to create a relaxed and rustic display.
Mix Patterns – Last but not least, one of the main reasons people spend a lot of money when styling their home is because they source pieces that match. This, ultimately leads to purchasing expensive pieces to ensure everything is coordinated. Have you considered going for mixed patterns instead? Team different floral fabrics with a white base, for example. This is something that’s bang on trend at the moment too.
With these tips you could give your home a whole new look, which won’t cost a fortune.
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