Decorating your home doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Even with rather limited funds, it’s more than possible to decorate your home and transform it to look like something featured in luxury magazines. The key is in the ideas you pursue and the way they are executed. Read on and find out some very helpful tips for transforming your home on a budget.
Think of every room in your home like a blank slate.
Before deciding what you want to do with a specific room in your home, take note first of whatever pre-existing features it contains. You can have this highlighted and have the rest of the decorations to revolve around this particular feature. If your home has such special details as wooden beams, built-in shelves, or hardwood floors, it is worth focusing on these specific features. You want them to be the focus, the focal point of the room so when people step in, these features are the very first thing they’ll focus their attention on. You’ll only need to highlight a single feature in a room. So, if you already have an impressive fireplace in your lounge, there is no need to add a large painting to the room.
A bit of color doesn’t hurt.
Paint doesn’t cost that much but it can make such an impressive difference. If your room looks a bit too boring, a splash of color can help balance things out. If a room seems to be colored with a hue that’s too loud, you can always find a different hue that can be painted over it to help tone it down. What’s even more amazing about paint is that the colors you choose can immediately change the mood, feel, and energy of a room.
Add art to your walls.
Look for unique art pieces and have them displayed on your wall. This works for both your bedroom or in your living room too. It doesn’t exclusively have to be professional art from professional artists too. You can choose to hang photos of you or your loved ones. Framed works are also perfect at making your home space truly feel like home. Before mounting the pieces, just remember that you don’t need to add one into every empty wall. The key is strategic placement. The last thing you want is to overfill your walls with frames.
Use accessories as accents.
Accessories don’t have to cost you a lot of money, if you are resourceful enough, many of the interesting pieces that many home magazines feature can have less expensive alternatives that are sold in many local shops. Check out discount stores and other places that specialize in home decorating products. Also, don’t limit yourself to accents. Coffee table books are great accessories if you want something to display in your home.
Update your old fixtures.
You don’t always need to buy new and expensive fixtures just because you’re decorating your home. Many of the old fixtures you have may no longer look as nice as they used to be but they can be transformed and upgraded with just a little effort. If your knobs and handles look like they’ve seen better days, you can always have them replaced. The same goes true for your drawer pulls or the plates for your light switch. It is in paying attention to even these little details that can spell all the difference in your home decorating efforts.