Looking for home decor inspo has never been easier! Now inspiration is often found through a hashtag on Instagram, through Pinterest, reading tool reviews on this website, or from influencers on social media who lead you to want to replicate their ideas in order to make your home more homely.
Once you’ve found your ideas, the tricky part can be how to get started. Especially if you are sticking to a budget. Here are a few tips on improving your place without breaking the bank:
1. Rearrange Your Rooms
You may be fooled into thinking that you need to spend your cash on brand new furniture, but you can easily save your money. Why not change the look of your room simply by moving the furniture around. It can be tough work, yet a really simple and effective method of giving your room a new feel.
Plan where you want everything to go, and think about emptying some of the heavier items. If you can move a few things out before you start to rejig the larger items it will help. You will find that your room feel completely different and you will be able to create a new focal point to your room.
It’s also a good idea to see if removing some items into different rooms makes a room fell better. If you have a piece of furniture that has just never fit, think about selling it if it doesn’t work in the new room either.
2. Do Some Painting
Painting a room doesn’t take long at all. Nor does it cost that much, but it still transforms the feel and look of your room. You could put a lick of paint straight up but you could also create an accent wall, or create patterns using frog tape.
Don’t forget about your ceiling too, freshening up your ceiling paint can make a massive difference to how your home feels. Using a lighter color on your ceiling, most commonly white draws your eyesight up and makes any room appear bigger, so it’s best to stick to lighter colors.
If you’ve already got high ceilings and a lot of light, then lighter colors can sometimes make a room feel narrower. This is when you would make use of a darker shade on your ceiling.
3. Clean Your Carpets
You may feel like you need to get new carpets, an be filled with dread of the cost. But, cleaning them can often give them an extra lease of life, save you a few pennies, and also make your home look newer. You don’t need to go out and buy a carpet cleaner either, there is the option to hire one for the day or a few days. Cleaning your carpets on a regular basis helps them to last longer sell fresh and remove bacteria or germs.
4. Change A Few Small Things
The smaller changes can sometimes have the biggest impact. They can also save you the most money, stop you from buying expensive furniture or making radical changes.
One of the easiest places to save a bit of money on is your kitchen. You can save money by making small changes such as painting them or changing the handles. Instead of changing your tiles, use a grout pen to brighten it and make them look new.
You don’t like your wardrobe? Why not replace the doorknobs and make it look completely different? The same applies to things like cushion covers and lampshades, they are really easy things to change, however, they can have a massive impact on the look fo a room. Making small changes here and there will leave you questioning why you didn’t start doing it sooner.
There are many odd jobs that you can do around your home that don’t take a lot of time and are really simple and easy to do. It’s often the smallest changes where you see the biggest difference.
If you just need to complete touch-ups in areas that have got damaged, just pick up a couple of tester pots when you next go to the DIY store They are perfect to fix the little touch-up areas in your home without the need to buy a full pot of paint.
These are just some of the ideas that you can use to improve your home on a budget. With a small budget and little effort, you are still able to add value to your home and fall in love with it all over again