Making your house a home is essential to ensuring you feel comfortable and relaxed in your abode. Redecorating is a way to express your own style and add your personal taste to your home which in turn will make you feel more at home. However, sometimes this is easier said than done as redecorating can be expensive especially if you need to completely start from scratch with rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. Nevertheless, there are plenty of ways to do up your home without spending a fortune doing so. We’ve put together a list of five ways to improve your home on a budget to give you some redecorating inspiration.
Never underestimate the power of accessories. A simple yet effective way to leave your mark on the rooms in your home, accessories add a personal and individual touch making your house a home. This can be as simple as printing out a few of your favourite pictures and displaying them throughout the house or sprucing up your living room with new cushions. Add a rug to bare floors to create a cosier feel or create a statement with a patterned chair. Flowers are a great accessory which will brighten up your home and your mood. Scientifically proven to purify the air in a room, flowers and plants are not just aesthetically pleasing but also good for the air of the room.
Painting is an inexpensive way to instantly uplift a tired looking room. A cheaper option than wallpapering, never underestimate the power of a good lick of paint. The best thing about painting is you can do it yourself, saving you even more money. All you need is some old clothes, a ladder and a brush and you are good to go. For smaller rooms use lighter colours like cream or pale pastels which will help the room appear larger. If you are looking to use two or more paints make sure you test out the colours and styles together to ensure they complement each other.
Lighting has a huge affect on the appearance of a room. A simple yet highly effective way to improve the appearance of a room on a budget lighting with the flick of a switch you can change the ambience of a room instantly. For kitchens add light fittings above the worktops to make the room feel larger and more luxurious. In rooms like the living room or a study add a lamp to create ambience in the evenings. When buying a new home take note of the number of windows as natural light also makes a huge difference to your home.
Upgrade Your Heating System
When redecorating your home don’t forget about the heating systems. An investment that will save you money in the long term, upgrading your radiators will quickly save you energy and cut costs on your bills. Nowadays radiators have become a trendy accessory for your home with everything from designer radiators to vertical and aluminium ones available.
Up cycling has become all the range in 2017. A cheap yet trendy way to improve old household objects and furniture, if you are looking to improve a room on a budget up cycling is a great way to do so. Head down to your local charity shop and have a browse of any unwanted book shelves or coffee tables. Then all you need to do is grab some paint and get decorating. Take a browse of up cycling social media pages for inspiration on colours or designs.