Your home is your sanctuary, and it’s important that your home makes you feel comfortable, happy, and reflects your personality and style to all who visit. Eventually, styles and tastes change, and when they do it’s time for a home makeover. Here are some easy tips to bring new life into your home without breaking the bank.
Firstly, breaking down your costs by room will help you tackle the project one step at a time. Plus, if one room costs less than you expected, you can save the extra cash or add it to the budget of another room that is costing a little more than you anticipated.
A fresh coat of paint
The color of a room can make a huge difference in what mood the room gives and how big a room feels. A light color can make a room feel light and spacious, while a richer dark color can feel cozy and intimate. Consider muted or neutral colors that will be easier to match your furniture and accents. Painting yourself can be daunting but you’ll save a lot of money on labor costs. There are tons of helpful videos and articles around the web designed to give beginning painters helpful tips. Plus, some basic painting supplies can go a long way in painting many rooms in your home and for future painting projects.
Accentuate your space
It’s the small details that can really transform a space into something to be proud of. Budget-friendly items that draw the eye or fill up space can make all the difference in bringing life to a room. Wall pieces, like art or mirrors, can be found for great prices at your local thrift store or discount retailer. Books for your shelves or coffee table, new knobs for your drawers, planters, and greenery, and new linens, like tablecloths, bedspreads, or curtains, are small, easy, and budget-friendly ways to change the mood of a room and make it feel lived in.
Out with the old, in with the old
You don’t need to buy all new furniture or fixtures to renovate a space. Sometimes, you simply need to look at your old items from a new perspective. Refinishing and repainting furniture is as easy as ever with online resources that can help you fix up any piece with a new look. Need a new piece altogether? Check your local thrift store for a piece worthy of a makeover.
Fixing up your space doesn’t have to break the bank. With online resources, basic tools, and some handiwork, fixing up your home on a budget has never been easier.