There is nothing that gives one a new lease of life as a newly decorated or transformed house. It is no wonder that at the beginning of each year; almost everyone has a grand plan to redecorate their homes. Few get around to doing it though and this is because of one reason or another. Mostly though, it is due to the costs that come with redecoration. Buying new furniture and/or getting new wallpaper will obviously factor in costs that one hadn’t anticipated or budgeted for. With this realization, it seems easier to shelve the plans altogether. It need not be a costly affair though.
There are many affordable ways in which you can transform your space without breaking the bank and this article shows just how.
1 Touch Up the Textiles
This could mean a few throw pillows, new curtains, or even a throw blanket for that seat that no one sits on. The most important thing to remember is to get them in complementary colors that are vibrant, new, and bring life to your otherwise drab old room. To get unique things that are vibrant, consider shopping from second-hand markets.
2 Greening Things Out
In simple terms, invest in greenery. Find as many potted plants and flowers as humanly possible without attempting to look like a hermit. You can start from your garden and onto your patio; exhaust all your options before deciding to buy new plants. It is possible to find reasonably priced plants at retail outlets that won’t leave you spending a fortune. If it looks like too much work to take care of natural plants or perhaps one has allergies, then one can choose to go the artificial plants’ way. Picking arrangements that go with the overall new look you are aiming for is key. How about subtle silk flower arrangements that complement your look?
3 Repurpose What You Currently Have
With a little investment of your free time, you would be surprised at just how possible it is to transform the look of almost anything you have in your home. There will always be that one piece of furniture that could be used for something other than what it was intended for. Getting creative is key. If your mind is not feeling creative enough, searching for ideas on home decorating online will most likely generate something that you can use.
You would be surprised at how much difference throwing out the stuff that you don’t use anymore would make. If anything has been in your possession for one year and you have not used it, then you would probably not miss it even if you disposed of it. When they say that less is more, this is exactly what is meant. You are more likely to hit redecorating goals by having less stuff to decorate with.
5 Light It Up
If one has huge windows, consider rearranging the furniture to give more emphasis on the airy feel that natural light brings. In case that one is not lucky enough to have windows large enough, then you will have to make do with artificial lighting. Investing in lamps will definitely bring a total transformation to your space. Go for lamps in antique designs and abstract shapes to bring a totally new feel to your home and ensure that the bulbs are not too glaring; let them be more on the warmer side.
Just by moving furniture around one can bring a total transformation to a room. All it takes is a creative eye that is able to make the best of the features in the room. Add generous splashes of color and you have yourself a fully transformed room that is not only tranquil but pleasing to the eye.