Thinking about giving your home a quick style makeover? Decorating on a budget is actually a lot easier than you’d think. You don’t need to hire an interior designer or overspend at furniture shops to add style to your home.
From fun DIY home decor crafts to simple home accessories, there are loads of cheap ways to decorate your home. If you’re stuck on ideas, follow these simple home decor tips for inspiration.
Repurpose Old Household Items
Do you have lots of ‘junk’ lying around your house? Instead of selling old or unused pieces of furniture, find inventive ways to repurpose them. For instance, you could turn your kid’s old treasure trunk into a funky coffee table, or use a small bookshelf to create a bar station in the kitchen. These unique decor ideas will go a long way in adding character and style to your home.
Amp Up Your Furniture
You don’t need to buy new expensive furniture to give your home a makeover. Adding a fresh coat of paint is a cost-effective way to revive your dressers, chairs or tables. If you commit to this, make sure to prep your furniture by sanding and priming. Doing the preparation properly is essential for a successful end result. For your sofas, look for stylish throws and pillows that will complement the style of your living room. These accessories will help give the room an extra cosy feel.
Dress the Windows
Your window dressings can make a huge difference to the look and feel of a room. Look for roller blinds or Venetians for a simple, clean look. These give you the flexibility to control the amount of light that enters each room, making them a cheap alternative to heavy fabric curtains. Blinds are available in a wide variety of styles, colours and textures to compliment any interior design style.
Group Candles Together
They may seem like a small detail, but candles can really help transform the look and ambience of any room. Gather all your favourite candles and display them in small groups throughout the house. Grouping them together tends to make a stronger impact because it creates a bigger, brighter glow. This will add a welcoming touch to your home, which is perfect for when guests come to stay.
Accessorise the Hallways
The hallways often go overlooked as a space to decorate. However, there are many ways to make your hallways just as stylish as other rooms in the house. Hallways are the perfect space to hang family photo galleries. When choosing photo frames for the walls, look for an eclectic mix of colours and sizes for a more vibrant look. This will add a touch of warmth to what would otherwise be a plain, uninteresting space in the house. Other decoration ideas such as narrow patterned rugs, hanging pendant lights, and indoor pot plants can also add immediate style to your hallway.
Showcase Your Personality
Your home style should reflect who you are. Keep this in mind when accessorising your home. Go through your belongings and find ways to showcase your personality. Display your favourite books, any home-made artwork and crafts, or showcase your favourite collection of vintage items. These simple home decors help add character to your home. It is also the best way to decorate without spending money. Expressing your own individuality through your home style makes a bolder, stronger impression than simply following the trends. So get creative with it!
Author: Johanna Cider
“Johanna Cider is a New Zealand based writer with a love for design and interiors. You can read more of her work on her Tumblr”
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Home Décor by NeONBRAND via Unsplash.com
Windows – Blackout Roller Blinds
Furniture Makeover by Orlova Maria via Unsplash.com