How To Change Your Home’s Look Without Spending A Fortune

Every once in a while, we all feel the need for a change in our homes but we don’t feel like spending too much money so we search for more affordable solutions. For example, we start moving the furniture around to change the ambiance or we hang a new picture on the wall. There are plenty of changes you can make without spending a lot of money on interior décor and here are a few of them:

Get a new lamp.

A lamp displayed in the right spot can really change the way a room looks like so it can be worth the small investment. Get a table lamp that you like and put it in your nightstand, desk or console table or get a floor lamp and use it to give your reading corner and fresh new look.

New covers for the sofa and chairs.

In case you get bored with the way your sofa and armchairs look like or if you want to make the dining room a bit more elegant, the solution is simple: get some new covers and they’ll look completely different even if they basically remain the same.

Hang some photos on the walls.

Wall art doesn’t have to be expensive and there are plenty of ways in which you can personalize your home with things like framed photos or handmade artwork. So find some photos you like and get some simple frames.

Paint something cool on the walls.

If you’re feeling talented or if you know someone who actually is, you can give your walls a really cool makeover by painting something eye-catching on them. Depending on what you like, you can find your own theme and design. A similar idea can be to cover one of your walls with graffiti.

Masking tape wall art.

Masking tape is really cheap and it can be used for all sorts of interesting projects. For example, make some unique wall art. You can create interesting shapes and use different colors to make them stand out.{found on craftifair}.

Spray paint the chairs.

If you have some of these chairs which are really simple, made of wood and without padded seats or fabric upholstery, you can easily change the way they look with some spray paint. Get spray paint in different bold colors and paint each chair a different shade.{found on inmyownstyle}.

Build your own headboard.

For the bedroom, a cool idea can be to make your own headboard. It can be something fun and unique like a headboard that’s only painted on the wall or you can make one from a pallet, an old door or a room divider. You can also use a combination of plywood, upholstery foam, a drop cloth and silver nail trim to make a headboard that looks like this.

Find new ways to store your accessories.

A simple and practical idea is to store your jewelry in vintage bowls you may have lying around. Also, you can store your makeup brushes in small vases and actually put those old things to good use.

Make your own pillows.

Yes, those cute little pillows you see in stores look super nice and wonderful but they also cost a bit too much so how about you save some money and make your own pillows. It’s really simple actually, find the fabric you want to use, with the color and pattern you prefer and start sewing. Or you can get plain white fabric and draw your own pattern with a sharpie.

Update your kitchen and bathroom hardware.

Another simple and cheap way to change the look of your home is to update the hardware on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. It’s really cheap and it’s also something you can easily do yourself without professional help.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 6th, 2011

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