Little changes can have a big impact on the rooms of your home, so if you are thinking about redecorating but are concerned that you can’t afford to make your house or flat as beautiful as you want it to be, grab some pointers from us.
Use What You’ve Got
Obviously, the best way to save money is not to spend it and when redecorating if you can use items you already have in your home you are already on your way to redecorating for free.
Unused rolls of wallpaper can bring old book shelves to life. Simply, remove the shelves and line the backs with your chosen paper before re-inserting the shelves. This technique is perfect for those who do not want to commit to the entire redecoration of a room and can brighten up an otherwise dull space.
Think of other uses for items you may be thinking about throwing away. Tarnished mirrors make delightful trays for candles or vases and all you need to do is stick some non-slip material onto the base and your mirror is given a new lease of life.
Spend a little to Gain a Lot
If you have some money to spare, upcycle items by purchasing little extras to bring them back to life. For instance, a tired coffee table can be transformed in a stunning piece by placing assorted photographs on the top then placing a perspex sheet over it. This will definitely be a conversation piece the next time friends and family come to visit.
Invest in Timeless Furniture
One of the most sensible ways to save money in the long term is to purchase furniture that will last. Extremely cheap furniture will most likely be flimsy and made out of inferior materials. You can however buy very reasonably priced, dependable furniture in sales that will last for many years. Sensible does not have to mean giving up on style, and online retailers like Bedstar are currently offering customers a beautiful selection of beds at sale prices. It is also worth buying the mattress from the same retailer as you will be certain to get the right fit for the bed you purchase.
Be an Artist
Creating your own pieces using items you no longer use is the ultimate cost-effective way to brighten up your home. You can literally use anything you like to adorn your walls, including items that don’t normally belong there. Think ornate cutlery in old picture frames, or bits of fabric placed in frameless picture holders. You may even want to get the kids in on the act and create a collage using their artwork, to take up an entire wall in the room of your choice.
Paint the Ceiling
This may seem a little unusual but this is also why it works so well at creating an impact in your home. Choose a statement colour and paint the ceiling to see an immediate change in the ambience of the room. You will also save money this way, rather than splashing out on several tins of paint to decorate every wall in the room.
Rejuvenating your home doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, and with some imagination and a little hard work, you can redecorate your home for next to nothing.