Just imagine what we could do with our home if money were no object? For most of us, this is not a possibility, and we need to plan our redecorating efforts a bit more carefully. If you are feeling a bit down about your budget, don’t stress. There are lots of ways to spruce up your interior design without having to spend oodles of cash. Here are just few to get you started.
The Power of Paint
Painting is one of the best ways to dramatically alter the look of your home without spending a lot of money. I don’t think you can find any other strategy that will produce such a difference for that little investment. Simply slapping on a different color can do wonders—and nothing makes a room feel fresher than a new coat of paint. If tackling a whole room seems like a bit of a daunting task, focus on just one wall, giving it a nice contrasting color.
It’s the Little Things that Count
If your decorating budget is a bit tight, and you don’t have enough cash for the big stuff, like brand new flooring, or a complete living room set, don’t fret. Replacing small accessories can breathe new life into the look of your home. Some examples include drawer pulls, cabinet handles, outlet covers, shower curtain holder, towel hooks and faucet handles. You can even customize certain items to give them that extra special touch. Remember the paint job that totally transformed your room? Bust out some of the leftovers to paint picture frames or flower planters. Add a trim to your lampshades.
Be Patient and Focus on One Area at a Time
If your budget woes are due to the fact you feel compelled to tackle multiple areas of your home at once, re-evaluate your strategy. Redecorating is an exciting prospect, and there is a strong urge to do as much of the house as possible in one go. And, the more you want to do, the tighter your funds will be stretched. This could compromise your efforts, and leave you with less than satisfying results. Except for people with unlimited cash, most attractive houses have become so over time. If you adopt this piecemeal approach, you can really focus in on one area and do it exactly the way you would like—you could get that really quality table, or that piece of art you know will go so well in your dining room, or find that perfect loveseat you know will be a great addition to your living room.
Make Your Floors Pop
Whether you don’t quite have cash to get the new flooring you would like, or your floors are perfectly fine, putting down some rugs can make a world of difference in the look of a room. It can be the defining piece that brings together the look of your living room, or spruce up a boring kitchen or hallway.
Add a Bit of Green
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to add some new life to your home, try adding some actual life in the form of plants. This can totally change the look of a room, and offers other benefits as well besides aesthetic value. Being around ‘nature’ can boost your mood. Plants in the home can actually improve your health by improving indoor air quality. Plants naturally filter out harmful substances, like formaldehyde and benzene.
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