6 Tips For Decorating Your Home While On A Budget

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:17

Home maintenance is one of those activities that can be done well in hundreds of different ways. Even better, if you have a generous budget for all the features you would like to change within the home, the entire effort will result in a beautifully furnished place. However, the problem is that only a small number of people can actually afford such a large budget for their home-redesigning needs. The rest of us have to be creative and imaginative if we want to give our homes an exquisite look. Since the appearance of your home is directly related to quality of life, regular changes are a must. Here are half a dozen ways your home can blossom on a budget.


Affordable bedroom tweaks


Lack of sleep is one of the most frequent causes of impaired work productivity. If you have trouble sleeping, it is time to change something in your bedroom. For starters, replace or redo the bed headboard. Wooden headboards can be quite uncomfortable, even if you have a comfortable pillow. Choose a soft material for the upholstery, since it will affect your sleep. For instance, plush is a divine choice, but it could be too warm in the summer, so it would be smarter to go for a fabric with a bedroom-friendly pattern.


Furthermore, when it comes to the bedroom and sleeping issues, adding a new coat of paint to this space is a frugal and effective solution. Cool colors, such as blue and green, as well as all their numerous shades, should bring calm and peace to your bedroom. Read more about colors for better sleep here.


Fewer items for more comfort


The thriftiest method for saving money on home decoration is not buying anything. When you are planning to redo your home, try to think about rearranging the items you already have. For instance, you can ditch the old wardrobe and turn one of your rooms into a walk-in closet. Although this sounds like a demanding process, it is actually a simple procedure. First you sell all the old wardrobes or sturdy closets. Then you free up some space for the walk-in. You can even do it all yourself. You will need some shelves and a few cardboard tubes. Here you can see how to prepare and install the shelves. Moreover, here are the instructions for making hangers from cardboard tubes. This strategy will bring a threefold benefit: firstly, you will save some money; secondly, this closet will be unique; thirdly, you could make some money by selling your old bulky wardrobes.


Storage-friendly items


Both hoarders and furniture Spartans often have similar issues when it comes to storing different items in a home – they lack proper space. The easiest way to overcome such a problem is to equip your living space with pieces of furniture that can accommodate other home-furnishing items. For example, a sofa with a storage space inside is a practical and budget-friendly option.

In addition to the sofa, chairs can also come with handy add-ons between the legs, where you can keep your children's toys.


Also, repurposing old crates and chests into unique storage solutions can give your home new value without forcing you to spend a single cent.


Family photo gallery


Now that everybody has a gadget that can make photos, every family must have hundreds of great pictures from different occasions and locations. And what is a better wall decoration than a family photo from your trip to Melbourne or Ayers Rock? What is more, you could turn an entire wall into a special area for family photos (you can also get some handy help from expert from Beyond a Word). It could be a sentimental journey through the different periods of your family’s life. In addition, this special wall could be enriched with memorabilia from your journeys, such as tickets or tourist brochures. Of course, you do not want to damage the walls, so learn a few handy tips about posting photos to walls..


Freshness from above


When you embellish a wall with your photos, there is a probability that looking at those photos will take your eyes right up to the ceiling, only to notice that this area has been completely neglected. This "fifth element" of every room is often overlooked when home redecoration is concerned, but it has huge potential. First of all, the paint used for the ceiling can be different from the one

applied on the walls. It will open this area, giving an impression of a higher and wider space.


Secondly, the ceiling can be enriched with affordable lighting features. Avoid chandeliers and pendant lights, since they are often expensive and energetically inefficient and go for LED lights instead.


Moreover, having a ceiling fan that will send you freshness from above during the hot months would be a smart choice. Also, leave a free corner of the ceiling reserved for an air-conditioner, too. The cooling combination of the fan and the A/C unit should be an economical solution. However, make sure to carry out a regular maintenance of these devices, to extend their lifetime and avoid any unwanted expenses.


Cooking and dining area


If you feel that your home needs new blood, the solution might be available in only one wall – the one that separates the cooking and the dining areas. For instance, if your family is expanding and you suddenly realize you need a larger shared space, simply remove the wall that separates these two areas. That way you can keep an eye out on your children while you are cooking.

On the other hand, if you would like to particularize a shared space, one temporary wall can serve the purpose. It can be easily and smoothly installed or removed and, most importantly, it is an inexpensive investment.

Doing regular repairs and maintenance is the least expensive way of keeping a home in order. On the other hand, the more you neglect it, the higher the price of redecoration will be. This is why the smartest thing a homeowner can do is perform as many DIY works as possible and invest in small changes every now and then. Bit by bit, you can improve the condition and increase the value of your home with inexpensive solutions.

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