If there’s one thing that we can all agree is vital for a cosy and comfy home, it’s a touch of interior design. Unfortunately many of us simply can’t afford to splash out on a fully-fledged home makeover. This is especially true for those of us who simply want to spruce up what we’ve already got rather than starting something from scratch.
Thankfully there are plenty of ways that you can make your house or apartment really shine, and it’ll cost you a lot less than you think. If you’ve been looking for a way to give a touch of magic to your home, we’ve put together just a few ways that you can do it without breaking the bank.
Vinyl Decals for Your Walls
We’re all well aware of the traditional wall coverings like wallpaper and paint, but sometimes they can be price restrictive. Plus, painting or wallpapering can be a huge job that can put your home ‘out of action’, so to speak, for a good few days or weeks. No need to fret though, because there is a simple and affordable way to give your walls a lift: vinyl decals. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can really breathe new life into a room. They’re easy to apply and leave no sticky residue, so you don’t have to worry about damaging the existing wall covering. Examples of the many designs available include a tree with birds sitting on the branches, and a giant tea pot which is great for a kitchen. Some of the vinyls even act like chalk boards to write on.
Best of all, you don’t need to resort to online payday loans to pick up a great set of vinyls; they are very affordable at just a few dollars each, with eBay being a good place to start shopping for decals.
Candles and Light Fittings
You can paint a room until the cows come home and it will only ever do so much for a room. Change the lightning, though, and you’ll discover a world of possibilities.
No matter what color or design your existing room has, by placing some candles or lamps in strategic places, you can make a real difference to your home. Throw in a few dimmer switches and you can really create a magical atmosphere in any room. Plus, candles and lamps cost just a few bucks (or even less) so you don’t need to be a millionaire to add a touch of class to your surroundings.
Rugs, Cushions and Throws
It can’t be overstated how important accessories are in a room. More specifically, the cushions, rugs and throws in the room. You can create a new world of color using just a few items which will cost you no more than a $20 each, if that. Plus, if you already have contemporary leather sofa or something similar, you can cover all or part of it with a colorful throw that will transform it into something new. Of course, if it’s a new-ish sofa, you’ll probably want it to take pride of place in your room, but even the most beat up and grubby sofas can be made to look brand new with a bit of material draped over them.
Again, this is a very affordable solution, with lots of different companies selling throws and rugs at a great price. You could even check out thrift stores for low-cost materials, cushions, and other room accessories.
Mix up Your Furniture!
If you’re on a really tight budget, you could give your room a lift without spending any money at all. Simply take your furniture and re-arrange it – you might be surprised at what a difference a change of layout can make. This is especially fun in bedrooms, where the layout doesn’t tend to change from one year (or house) to the next, and there are no shortage of inspirational room design ideas on Pinterest.
Keep your rooms alive and dynamic by changing their layout as often as you feel like it. It’ll be fun for you, and keep any house guests looking forward to visiting your place. Best of all, this is completely free. It might not technically add anything new, but it can certainly make it feel like it has.
Photo by Tapisserie Decoration
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