6 FUN & POCKET FRIENDLY WAYS TO DECORATE YOUR HOME
Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:54 AM
Buying a new home is always more expensive than you might have planned for. But you can always look at other ways to cut down on your costs. Here are ways to make your home look pretty without spending too much!
HIT THE THRIFT STORES
Resist the urge to shop at expensive stores and hit the thrift shops and flea markets instead. Take a few friends along and make a day of it. You will be surprised at all the interesting things that you will find for your home. Don’t stick to a theme and instead opt for different colours and patterns. Not only will they add character to your home but the variety of patterns will lend your home an eclectic look.
HANG SOME PICTURES
Cover up those blank walls. But instead of looking for expensive paintings for your walls, frame some old pictures. Pictures of your family and friends can really brighten up your place and add a personal touch to your home. Not only is it lighter on the pocket but will make a great conversation starter when guests come over. Another quirky addition to your walls will be a collage or artwork by your kids.
TAKE ON DIY PROJECTS
Make your new space your own! Spend some quality time with your significant other or your children by taking on Do-It-Yourself projects. You are bound to have a lot of fun and your home will look much prettier. For some ideas on simple DIY décor ideas, you can check out this post of ours (link to post).
LIGHT UP THE PLACE
Lights can make a big difference to your home. Ditch the white lights and get some yellow lights for your rooms. Lampshades are a cheap and effective way to make your home look pretty. If you have some time on your hands, you can make your own lampshades and your own pretty lamps. A simple glass jar filled with string lights can give your home a fairy tale look.
PLAY WITH COLOURS
Yellows can make you feel lighter while pastel shades can have a soothing effect on your mind. Colours have a way of affecting our mood. Think of colours which make you feel positive. Now, grab some paints and get to work. Painting your own walls can be fun and will give you a chance to experiment more. Give each room its own personality. And to complete the picture, paint your main door a quirky colour.
ADD UNIQUE THINGS TO YOUR HOME
The best thing to do when decorating your home on a budget is to get inventive. Make a small room seem bigger by strategically placing a mirror in it. Wicker furniture can give your home a peppy look without burning a hole in your pocket. Pay attention to detail. Use pretty trays and colourful mugs to keep things together and organised. Opt for colourful pots for your plants. Add a small whiteboard to write personal notes. There’s tons of things to do to make it look unique.
Lastly, invest wisely. When it comes to important things, buy a few good ones rather than spending money on a lot of cheap things. This goes for furniture and appliances, especially. So get creative and transform your home into a place you will never want to leave!