Redecorating your home can be expensive especially if you are thinking about redoing rooms like the bathroom or kitchen. Nevertheless, it is important that you feel at home in your house. Redecorating is a way of adding your own personal touch to your home and a means of portraying your own personal style and taste. Doing up your home doesn’t need to cost a fortune if you are willing to get stuck in and do a bit of it yourself. We’ve put together a list of 8 ways to improve your home on a budget to give you some inspiration.
Fresh Lick of Paint
Adding a fresh coat of paint to your home will make all of the difference. Not only will it brighten up your room, a fresh lick of paint adds a classy touch, instantly making the room more appealing. Paint is far cheaper than wallpaper to buy as well as easier to use. If you are looking to cut costs, paint is the way to go. Don’t bother hiring a painter to do it for you. All you need to do is free up a weekend, dig out your old clothes or overalls and get painting!
Add a splash of colour to your home with a piece of art. Not only does art transform a wall, it transfers a room. Art is the perfect way to improve a room with little or no effort. For rooms which are already colourful, why not add black and white paintings as a contrast to the colour. To really save money create your own piece of modern art. All you need to buy is the paint and a frame.
Upgrade your heating system
When doing up your home don’t forget about the radiators. Not always at the top of everyone’s list, investing in a new heating system will save you money in the long term by reducing your energy usage. In the past few years, radiator design has modernised greatly with brands like Trade Radiators selling a selection of modern radiators from designer to vertical, aluminium and more.
Let There Be Light
Lighting can make all the difference to a room. With the flick of a switch you can instantly change the mood and ambience of a room. For that reason it is essential that you have a number of different lighting options throughout your house. For example make sure that in your living room you have a good lamp for the evenings to set the tone while in the kitchen keep it fresh with brighter lights.
Up cycling is the latest in home improvement trends. The best part about up cycling is it costs very little. Just find an old piece of furniture in a charity shop and buy a tin of paint and you are good to go. From drinks cabinets to coffee tables and everything in between, your possibilities are endless when it comes to up cycling. Free up a day over the weekend and get going. With very little time or effort you can create a wonderful piece of furniture for your home without breaking the bank.
When redecorating your house, accessories are key. With very little expensive you can express your own style and personalise your home by adding a few simple pieces. Add a selection of pillows to your living room which complement the colour scheme to brighten up the room. Simple additions like adding pictures or mirrors also make a big difference.
Like a piece of art work, flowers instantly brighten a room adding a touch of colour and ambience to a room. Add seasonal flowers throughout your home and celebrate the different periods of the year. More than just an accessory, flowers are a cheap way to uplift a room and your mood. Not only do flowers look pretty, they are also proven to have a positive effect on a person’s mood as well as purifying the air in a room. Adding flowers to an office space is also encouraged to increase creativity.
Originating in China 3000 years ago the art of Feng Shui is a simple yet effective way to improve your living space. From simple improvements like de-cluttering a room to rearranging the furniture, Feng Shui is about balancing the energy your home which in turn encourages prosperity and happiness. People often brush over this ancient art as an old wives tale but as the saying goes ‘tidy home, tidy mind’. Feng Shui doesn’t cost you a penny but will have a positive effect on your home.