There’s a general assumption that redecorating your home has to cost a lot of time & money. While there are cost and time-intensive renovations that you can embark on, we’ve collated six top ways to make your home look amazing without spending a fortune.
- Rearrange Furniture
You will be surprised to discover how much change you can make to your home, just by rearranging some key furniture pieces. Take stock of the current pieces in that room and find out how you can rearrange them to improve the flow of traffic and make the room look more inviting. While rearranging, you may discover that the room is crowded with too much stuff and you need to remove some. Or you may find out that you need to add some more furniture. Either way, rearranging your existing furniture is the first inexpensive step to transforming your home, at no cost.
- Repurpose Furniture
While rearranging, you may have come up with one or two items that don’t quite fit in their current spaces. To improve the look of your home, you can convert these items and reuse them for other purposes. For example, you could convert an old, vintage table to a tv stand or make a bookcase from an old dresser. This will help get rid of clutter and at the same time, transform your home to an elegant space.
- Add Colour
Colour is another inexpensive way to transform the look of your home. The colours used to paint a home can drastically affect its appearance. It is advisable to use gloss paint because they are the easiest to clean, especially with children at home.
When deciding on a paint colour, think of how you want to feel in that room. Light and neutral colour choices such as shades of blue, lavender, yellow or beige can create a feeling of tranquillity, calm and improve the lighting in the room. But if you’re looking for a vibrant look, shades of orange, red, purple or gold are your best bet.
- Cushions & Throw Pillows
For an instant home makeover, add cushions and throw pillows to your furniture collection. Throw pillows come in various shapes and sizes and matching different shades and sizes will add that pop of colour to your home.
If you already have throw pillows, you might consider changing them or getting a new pillow cover. A rule of thumb when decorating with pillows is to maintain balance. The colours you select should complement or offset each other.
A statement piece of art can speak volumes about your style and give your home an elegant, finished look. It doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive, as there are a lot of cost-friendly options you can get. You can also adorn your wall with pages of a colourful calendar, mosaic embroidery or keepsakes.
- Get a Bookshelf
If you don’t already have one, you should consider investing in a standard bookshelf. Not only does this provide an organized, central location for your books, it also reduces clutter and adds elegance and personality to your home’s décor. Bookshelves are versatile furniture pieces that can be placed anywhere in the home and you should choose one that complements the colours in the home.
There are a lot of inexpensive ways to add elegance and personality to your home when decorating. Which methods work best for you?
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