Who doesn’t want to liven up their home now and then? What often holds us back is budget or time constraints. However, living in the same layout and ambience at home over a long period can start to become monotonous.
So, how do you break the tedium without breaking a sweat or your bank?
Here are some small design changes that can add significant charm to your living space for less.
Update the old
Old sofa? Give it a makeover with new upholstery or a slipover cover. Add trimmings to your old curtains. Replace your door handles and cabinet knobs with new hardware fittings. Neither of these upgrades will stretch your wallet yet give your home a revamped look.
Introduce some indoor greenery
Exploit your green thumb, get some plants to adorn your home. It’s a great way to add a pop of colour. They will be another living member of your family that thrives with some tender love and care, and in return, add loads of freshness and beauty to the indoor air.
Crown moulding can add details to the simple lines of your rooms. Quickly done in a DIY project, crown moulding added to the ceiling, baseboard, or chair rail can make a bold yet elegant statement in any large, open space.
Create an artistic focal point
Choose one of the walls in a room to be the artistic focal point that showcases your creative sensibilities. Get a pretty wall clock that would chime out every hour or a digitally blown-up print of your favourite picture split into a series of frames.
If you have creative hobbies like painting or quilling, display your artwork in a nice frame on a focal wall. To give these ideas a go, you can visit Papaya and pick from their collection of décor items and more.
Get your home some colour
A dash of paint can do wonders to your home — present a fresh backdrop to all your accessories and rejuvenate the overall look. If a paint job is too much of a bother, grab those easy peel-and-stick wallpapers to give your home a makeover. You can also consider creating one accent wall with jazzy wallpaper.
Turn the focus on lighting
Shuffle your current lighting pattern for wall lights. Wall lights, when placed strategically, can shift focus where you want and create a subtle mood. Floor and table lamps can also be convenient pieces of lighting that you can plug and switch on to get the desired effect. You can even move these around for a change of scene.
Consider shifting that armchair in your bedroom to the living room window side and watch the instant difference in the scene. Play with your home layout, experiment with the furniture angle, and voila! You have successfully rejigged your space for a new look with old items.
As you can see, by making a few changes here and there, or by adding a few new accessories, you can spruce up your home with less effort and budget.