Here are a few tips to help you make your living space look great in no time, and at minimal cost:
Choose a Theme
Create the illusion of a carefully planned decor by picking a theme you like and using it as a backbone for all your decorating. Practically speaking, this means that you choose to repeat specific colours, certain materials, such as wood, glass or metal, for example, and groupings of the same types of objects, throughout your home. By doing this, you will be creating a harmonious look and making the best possible impression, no matter how much or how little you can afford to spend on decorating.
Do you really need to redecorate your entire house or apartment to give it a fresh new look? Probably not. The fact is that you could very likely get away with updating only a few accent items such as curtains, pillows & lampshades, for example. Additionally, you can refresh only a few rooms, perhaps those that are more visible to visitors such as the kitchen and living rooms.
Tired of the same old furniture? No need to run out and buy a new one. Instead, give it new life by refinishing it or by re-purposing it. For example, sometimes all that is needed is a fresh coat of paint on a piece of furniture to give it a whole new look. Other times however, you might want to modify it, turning it into something totally different that will be better suited to your needs.
Yard sales and thrift stores are great places to find excellent deals on things such as furniture and accessories for decorating. There, you can pay next to nothing for great finds that will add unique accents, charm and personality to your home.
Buy Inexpensive Mistint Paints
Need to repaint one or several rooms? Save loads of money buying mistint paints. These are paints that have been mixed for other clients, but perhaps because the colour was not exactly what they had asked for, they ended up not buying them. These paints are then sold to other customers at a fraction of the cost.
Instead of splurging for artwork, why not make your own? For instance, you can frame photographs or other memorabilia to add decorative touches that will have meaning and value to you and your family. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you can buy inexpensive blank canvases and try your hand at acrylic painting.
These decorating tips and principles we’ve seen here can easily be applied no matter what your budget is. Try them out, and see how, with very little effort and hardly any monetary investment, you can make your home more beautiful than you ever thought possible.