If you like to live in a place that is beautifully decorated and represents your style, then probably when you look at a bare wall in your house, your mind is whizzing with ideas on what you can add there. You look through several home decor magazines and comb the internet to see options only to realize that most of them are way too expensive and out of your budget. You feel exasperated at the end of it.
If this is you, then read along as we have compiled a set of home decor ideas that will help you transform your rooms and not break your bank at the same time. Forget everything that you have seen in magazines and TV, after all, it’s their main target to sell expensive things.
Add More Artwork
True that you cannot buy an original Picasso on a low budget but that shouldn’t stop you from adding some artistic element. No room looks complete without a nice piece of art on the wall no matter how beautiful the furniture is or how rich the rug on the floor is. Get right-sized picture frames that perfectly fit on the bare wall space.
You don’t necessarily need to use a painting only but can also use posters or images that you can download online. You can even buy posters online of the exact size that you want them to be in. Just print those, glue them to a beautiful frame, and Voila!, you have created a beautiful focal point for your room.
Retouch Existing Furniture
Before heading off to the store to get new elements of home decor, take a step back and analyze what furniture you already have. Sometimes a retouch or rearrangement of furniture can give your house a whole different look. Many a time, a piece of furniture that is sitting in a room can easily be switched to another room. Instead of changing the whole sofa set, you can add sofa covers along with matching pillows. Remove or give away unwanted furniture so you don’t have too many clashing elements at the same time as that might give it a more cluttered look.
Shop at Second Hand Stores
You would be surprised at what bargains you can find at a second-hand store or a garage sale. You would pay way less for a piece of furniture than you would pay at a showroom. These shops sell anywhere from things that are leftover from new construction to materials from old houses. You can find anything right from furniture to electric appliances. Also, if it’s your lucky day, you might just end up finding a beautiful antique that will bring a classic timeless look to your house.
Repaint Your House
As time passes, your house walls go through wear and tear right from stains to scratches. By simply adding a fresh coat of paint you can transform your house into a new one. You can even combine different colours and add interesting effects to your walls. By painting your walls white, you can make the ceiling look higher and the walls look taller. You can nearly paint anything in your house to make it appear new or add more glamour to a boring element. You can add a fresh coat of paint to old wooden furniture to make them pop out more.
Focus on Elements Frequently Used
If you are thinking of investing a little in-home decor then focus more on things that are used more often. There is no point in buying a beautiful vase that will be tucked behind the door as no one will see it or use it. Replace regular faucets with more dressy ones to add a more elegant touch to them. Add beautiful shades to your lamps so they can illuminate the room. Lighting too is something that is often an important element in home appearance. Invest in gentle lightings or even fairy lights to create a more soft environment. Adding a beautiful vase for the centerpiece to your dining table will make it stand out more and ready to host a guest at any time.
Don’t Forget The Outside Of Your Home
Just like you want the interior of your home to be beautiful, don’t forget to keep the yard of your house beautiful too. After all, it’s an extension of your house. You can add basic outdoor furniture to make it look more welcoming. If you live in a flat, you can add a beautiful welcome mat along with a simple name plaque to the door to create a nice first impression when your visitors come to see you.