How to Redecorate Your Home on a Budget
By Peter Minkoff, UK Correspondent
Introducing changes into our home and spicing it up may not be your most favorite thing in the world, but you still have to do that every once in a while if you want to make it as visually appealing and inviting as possible. You don’t have to go all in, though, and introduce too many changes, but adding a few details here and there is quite enough. However, the problem most people have with redecorating their home is the amount of money they need to spend on this process – it always sounds quite a lot and you need to be careful not to waste too much money on unimportant things. That’s why you should look at some money-saving options and ideas that can help you achieve quite a lot without breaking the bank. If you too are thinking about redecorating your home at the moment, here are a couple of affordable ideas that can really go a long way.
Repaint the walls
This is probably the easiest, yet still the most effective way to introduce a massive change into your home, as well as your life, and it’s also among the most affordable home renovation ideas in the world. Depending on the size of your home, repainting all the rooms shouldn’t take more than a couple of days, and you can even do this on your own – all you need is some equipment, a few friends who can give you a hand, and an amazing color that will make your home appear more special than ever. Keep in mind that you can save quite a lot of money if you decide to paint the walls on your own, so if you’re dealing with a tight budget, this should be the first idea to take into consideration.
Change the kitchen cabinets
Even if you don’t like cooking, you can surely understand why your kitchen needs to be perfect – after all, this is where you spend time with your family and hang every day of the week. That’s why your kitchen has to look nice, and the best way to achieve that is by replacing the cabinets. They may be too old, too boring, or too impractical, which is why a change is more than necessary. Repainting them, replacing the handles, and installing new cabinets shouldn’t be too expensive, but these projects will help you add a new dose of elegance into your kitchen, your home, and, at the same time, your life.
Add some décor
All of us love living in a perfectly decorated home, especially when our visitors complement our décor and say how amazing it is. But, in order to achieve that, you need to invest some time and energy into finding the right décor, but also make sure it doesn’t cost too much. Luckily, there are lots of ideas you can look into, from refurbished décor you can find on your local flea market, to scented candles that don’t just look nice, but also make your home smell better. And if you really want to save cash, think about those affordable wholesale candles you can buy in bulk and thus save a considerable sum of money without compromising on the quality.
Reuse old furniture
This is another handy idea that could turn out to be really efficient in the long run – instead of purchasing brand new furniture, you can find some older pieces and reupholster them. This way, you’ll save a ton of money, but still add so much style and charm to your home, especially if you color-coordinate your new furniture with the color of your walls. You can also use intriguing patterns and designs that will take the aesthetic appeal of your home to a new level, and that’s something we all want. In the end, breathing life into old furniture is a way to show the world how creative and handy you are, so this could also turn into a new career for you.
Install new flooring
No matter how old your home is, there’s a chance there’s something wrong with the floors, and this is a problem you need to solve as soon as possible. Instead of waiting for the situation to get worse, you could install new floors that will make your home appear new and even add more value to it. If you’re trying not to spend too much money, be sure to look into cheap yet quality flooring solutions, and opt for materials such as vinyl, laminate, and cork. And if you install these on your own as well, you’ll be getting the best value for your money, achieving quite a lot for a very reasonable amount.
Redecorating your home on a budget isn’t as hard as it seems, so start planning everything as soon as possible, and don’t stop until you’ve found the most affordable options out there.