There is no need to break the bank to have beautiful, trendy home décor.
Here are some tips to give your home a makeover that is easy on your wallet.
A fresh coat of paint can liven up a room in an instant. Don’t like the cabinets? Paint. Ugly trim? Paint. Old furniture? Paint. Can’t stand the light fixtures? PAINT. You can also create your own DIY wallpaper effect by using a stencil and paint.
Switch things up
Throw pillows are an easy way cost effective way to accessorize and liven up a room. Be sure to mix and match colors and textures for a personalized effect.
Change the way a room looks and feels, by simply moving the furniture around. By switching up the arrangement of your furniture you give the room a new focal point and have it look more inviting and new. If you still feel the need for that “missing piece”, be sure to “shop your house.” The very piece you need, could already be sitting in a different room, and all you need to do is swap it for one of the pieces you’re using now.
Shop Previously Owned
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is a great resource to shop for your home projects. You can find furniture, appliances, and lots of other home-remodeling materials for a fraction of retail cost.
Goodwill sells home furnishings and accessories in addition to clothing. Don’t discount your local thrift store. You can often find smaller pieces for your home, such as lamps, glassware, and artwork.
Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace have countless options for finding furniture and other home items.
Freecycle is another great resource. It is a network of local groups, where people can pass along their unwanted stuff to others who can use it. It is similar to Craigslist, but everything is free. To find a Freecycle group in your area, just go to Freecycle.org and enter your location.
Add plants! It’s easy, inexpensive and brings life and greenery to any room.
It is important to prioritize what you are going to fix or change up first. Make a list of things that HAVE to be changed. Then work your way down the list and do one room at a time. Once that room feels complete, then you can move on to the next room and so on.
Need ideas for inspiration? Pinterest is an expansive resource with cost-effective creative solutions to et you started. Have fun decorating and staying on budget!