Guys, we are going to talk about decorating your home on a budget because well, we love to do things around the home and save money too.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than giving your home a fresh lick of paint or a total refurbishment – but these things require extra (or a lot of!) disposable income. Since becoming a mom, I always keep my eyes peeled for decorating tips that won’t cost the earth.
I’ve picked up some useful tips over the years that can make a big difference on a small budget, and have discovered how much of an impact small changes can make, such as a new coat of paint or hanging a pair of statement curtains. So here are some of my own tips on how to decorate or update your pad without splashing the cash too much.
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If your rooms need refreshing, you can cut the cost of paint in half by gluing chair rails (also known as dado rails) to the walls and only paint the lower part in a bold new color. This adds a pop of personality but allows you to keep an airy, bright look to a room.
Alternatively, wallpaper one wall and make it a feature or focal point. If you want to make the change a bit smaller, then papering the back of large bookshelves instead can add color to a room without changing its makeup.
Be creative with wall space
I am all for creating your own displays, wall art or ornaments, as they cost next to nothing and it adds your own personality into the fabric of your home. Shells from the beach displayed in a nice bowl make a beautiful piece of living room table art.
Use your own creative skills to paint a simple picture or throw together a collage of family photos – or if your art skills leave little to be desired, large canvases painted in one color can really make a difference to a lounge area.
Customize your furniture
Customize store-bought plain lamps with arts and crafts (this is especially great for kids’ rooms) or just change the shade to something bold and bright.
In the bedroom, you can fake a headboard by painting the area behind the bed or get a new pair of curtains for a reasonable price.
In the kitchen, give the cupboards a fresh lick of paint in a new color. I also find that that changing fixtures like doorknobs, faucets and kitchen cupboard handles can reinvigorate rooms quite dramatically.
Refresh your front door Finally, small changes to the front door can create a great new look on entry. Repaint the door, update the numbers with more ornate digits, throw in a fun welcome mat and decorate with plants.
Decorating on a budget is easier than you think, and can work out better in the long term – both for the look of your house and your pocket. Good luck getting handy!
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This post was sponsored thanks to Tesco.
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