5 Ways You Can Revamp your House on a Budget.

Call us optimists, but we think everyone under the sun can have a beautiful home if they want one. Even if you’re pinching pennies, there’s still plenty you can do to create a stylish, inviting home for yourself and whoever you have over. Nothing beats redecorating a room and feeling like you’ve walked into a brand-new house. For a fresh look that’s easy on your wallet, we’ve rounded up some clever ideas for decorating on a budget that don’t skimp on style. 

So before you start your renovations, take a look at these 5 ingenious tricks for decorating on a budget.

  • Paint an Accent Wall – or ALL the walls

Painting is one of the easiest—and least expensive—ways to transform your rooms. “A fresh coat can instantly update a space”.  Painting your walls on your own is one of the most cost-effective decorative updates you can make to your home and painting just one wall is an affordable (and seriously cool) upgrade. Whether you make a statement with a feature wall, go all out and decorate an entire room in an intense shade, or opt for a stylish two-tone scheme, you are guaranteed a striking look with oodles of glamour.

  • Disguise a Dated Sofa with a Slipcover & Accessories

Rather than buying an entirely new sofa, purchase a simple slipcover to give your space a new look. Can’t afford a new sofa? There are dozens of affordable, fabulous cushions that are one of a kind and will zip up your space instantaneously. If you already have pillow cushions, replacing the covers is an easy and cheap process. 

  • Rearrange and Upgrade Your Existing Furniture

It may surprise you just how much of a difference rearranging furniture can make. It can give your home a fresh new look and sometimes even unearth a lot of space you didn’t realise you had. Trying out different furniture placements will allow you to change the look of your home without spending any money at all. If you have a bit to spend, instead of splashing out on a new armchair, why not give your existing piece a makeover by recovering it with a new fabric. An expert can upholster it for you, or for something less permanent, you could have a go at making a loose cover.

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall(s)

Mirrors can be a cost-friendly alternative to works of art. Use them to add light and shimmer to your walls, or mix and match different styles to bring elegance and personality to even the smallest of spaces. Try Saddar and Sunday Market for credit-crunch busting mirrors. Your eyes—and the eyes of all the guests you’ll be hosting once your house is redecorated—will be tricked into thinking a space is larger than it actually is with some sneaky mirror placement. Large mirrors will reflect the room back, making it appear more spacious—even twice its actual size.

  • Think Green

Bring in live houseplants to any room of the home to add life and style. It’s easy, inexpensive to add lots of greenery to a room, and if you choose a pretty and clear vessel, even the roots are part of the show! A quick trip to a local nursery or hardware store can yield some beautiful results. Simply put the stems in a pretty vase or container and the leaves stay fresh and green for days on end! A great way to spruce up any room, fresh flowers instantly bring a home to life with their vibrant colors, fragrant scent, and sophisticated look. Invest in a nice vase and replenish your bunch with a few extra bucks at the market each week.

Bonus tip: Your bathroom deserves a makeover just like the rest of the house, so get yourself a new shower curtain and see the difference. You can always add new coloured towels and other bathroom accessories to help change the feel of the bathroom without having to spend too much money.

Interior design is a fantastic way to express yourself and create an environment where you’re comfortable. It’s easy to get carried away by Instagram posts and Pinterest boards and feel like you have to spend a lot of money to design your perfect space. Of course, those perfectly styled rooms filled with expensive home decor items are so inviting. But we hope that these tips help you decorate your house even if you’re on a tight budget.

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