When a desire for change and renewal arises, what could be more exhilarating than the implementation of a decorating project. It doesn’t have to be grandiose, sometimes it’s enough to use one’s creativity and imagination, especially if the budget is limited. Of course, possessing do-it-yourself talents and being skilled by hand are undeniable assets, but they are not indispensable. Here are a few tips on how to freshen up your home without having to dip into all your savings.
De-cluttering and organization
If you intend to decorate your home, first of all, it is advisable to clean it, get rid of objects that have not been used for ages, repair those you are attached to, and dust it off. It’s also a good idea to rethink your storage organization so that everything is in the right place. Once this inventory and exercise are complete, you can begin to make your home look fresh and new.
Patience and Research
It is important not to ignore the big box stores. In this type of business, you can often find the same items as those offered in small high-end boutiques, but at a lower cost. Visit these stores, that’s where you’ll find the best prices. Also, keep an eye out for clearance centers and discontinued items.
Digging up objects or furniture that have already been used is also an excellent trick to save on your decoration. Visit antique dealers, watch yard sales, and check out online sites. You’ll be surprised to find a multitude of objects and furniture on the side of the street, deposited near the garbage, and that is simply to be given away. Of course, you will have to make sure that you don’t choose furniture with questionable fabric (mattresses, sofas, etc.). This solution is particularly advantageous for a baby’s room, because the beds, cribs, and changing tables are more or less two years old, and they are very often posted on online classified ad sites.
For those who are on a tight budget for decorating renewal, a good brushstroke can make all the difference. It’s an easy job that gives amazing results in a short period of time. And it’s not just about walls and ceilings. For example, to ventilate the space and give a youthful look to your red brick wall from the 80s, why not repaint it in white? The same goes for the fireplace mantle that you can no longer endure, broken kitchen cabinets, and worn floors.
Custom-made furniture that is perfectly adapted to the chosen space is more expensive. To avoid investing too much money, the ideal solution is to transform your own finds from flea markets or garage sales. For example, you can turn a flowerpot into a lampshade or an old chest of drawers into a vanity.
A bit of greenery gives your home an atmosphere of freshness, life, and brightness. Pots of herbs placed on the windowsills will brighten up your home and perfume your dishes. If you opt for natural plants, choose instead greens, which are easier to maintain.
The heart decorations
Family photos, photos of gatherings with friends, all those happy memories that are hidden in boxes, would benefit from being framed. Specialized custom framing is expensive.A stairway lends itself wonderfully to this kind of heart-warming decoration. Also, there is a site for creating calendars with your personalized photos that you can simply attach to the wall of your office or kitchen. Ordering a personalized calendar is a bit expensive, but don’t forget that it will last all year long. Similarly, a skillful assembly of your children’s or grandchildren’s drawings will brighten up any empty space.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.