Many people think about decorating their home in the new year so that it looks absolutely fabulous for the year ahead. Do you think you are going to get the paint brushes out ready for 2017? If so, you don’t need to worry about the cost of all this decorating. Doing up a home and refurbishing often has the reputation of being very expensive. Thankfully, that isn’t always the case. Especially if you follow all of these cost-effective tips and tricks…
Consider Your Budget
All good projects need a well-planned budget. This will let you know exactly how much you can afford to spend on everything. It is very important that you work out what your budget is before you start the work. This will prevent you from overspending on any materials and equipment. Once you know your maximum budget, you shouldn’t stretch yourself and go over this. Otherwise, this could end with you facing debt and other money troubles. So before you even start thinking about what you want to do with your home, sit down and take some time to think about how much you can afford.
Upcycle And Repurpose Furniture
Do you need some new furniture for your home but don’t really have the cash to buy new pieces? No problem! There is one very easy way around that. You simply have to upcycle some old or broken pieces of furniture that you have. This just means getting crafty and giving your old furniture items a new purpose. For instance, you could take the cracked back off a chair and turn the seat into a cute coffee table. From chic bedrooms to contemporary kitchens, your upcycled furniture will look great no matter where you put it!
Add Splashes Of Color
Do you want to change the color of your rooms without repainting all the walls? A big repaint job can turn out quite expensive. But thankfully, there is a cheaper way to add color. You just need to add well thought out splashes of color to your rooms. For instance, rather than painting all four walls, you could simply create an accent wall. Don’t fancy an accent wall? There are other ways to add color. For instance, add mirrors and pictures that have bright frames. You could also add lots of bright, soft cushions, blankets, and other materials to your living room and bedrooms.
Create Your Own Artworks
Do you like the idea of filling your rooms with cool artworks but worry about the cost of buying such pieces? Well, why not just create your very own works of art? If you have children in your family, I’m sure that they would also love to help! One easy way to create art is to make collages out of all your family photos. If you are quite artistic already, you might like to take your skills further and draw or paint some art to hang on your walls.
Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. Hopefully, all of these tips will help you save some cash.
Photo by Annie Spratt
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