For most people, making a house look pretty can be expensive. For a family of 5 living in the city, there may not be enough for such kind of projects. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Even if you have a small budget, you can still make some renovations to your house. This article will provide some tips on how to add some style to your house on a budget. These recommendations don’t have to be implemented right away. You can do one or two at a time.
Grocery Store Flowers
The flowers referred here are not the fresh flowers that will die in a week’s time. These are bunch of flowers that are available at grocery stores and good for a couple of weeks if changed or topped up with water.
Hang Curtains High and Wide
Curtains are a must regardless of where you live. Whether you want to block light, have some privacy, or just for looks, curtains are a necessity. They make an excellent decoration when properly hung. Instead of hanging them rod tight to the window frame, hang them “high and wide.” Mount the rod as high as possible such that the curtains will gently kiss the floor when hung.
Look got a rod that is large enough to extend 6 inches past the window frame. Even if you are tight on budget, curtains wouldn’t be expensive. All it takes is a little creativity to make your windows stylish. Try drop cloth curtains or sheets hung with curtain ring clips.
Classic Neutral Paint
When it comes to house paint, we tend to follow what is trending. This is often one of the biggest decorating regrets. What if the trend is over? Are you willing to paint again? However, by using a neutral color paint, your home will look stylish for a little longer.
Just make sure to bring home color samples or swatches to look at in your house. Paints do not look the same in your house as it does at the store. Don’t make the mistake of looking at paint colors at the store.
For some, buying rugs can be expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. If you will just be patient, you can find rugs for a little less. You can check out in stores like Home Depot or even online shops. Just don’t buy a rug that is too small for your space.
If you have lamps and don’t want to replace them, they can really be expensive. When it comes to lamps, they can become outdated and may need to be replaced. For example, lamps with curvy shades and piping or fringe used to be the “IN” thing. You may need to update it with lamps with a drum shape and newer shades. It will make a huge difference.
Use Vignettes Instead Of Tchotchkes
There’s nothing wrong with collections or even tchotchkes. But the thing is they can add to house clutter and may no longer be stylish. Try vignettes instead. There are many tips on creating vignettes that you can find online to help you.
Use Matching Containers For Open Storage
Maybe you are not yet ready to do away with regular shelves and built-in ones is still too expensive for you. If you are still buying storage containers, make sure that they are matching ones. Baskets, boxes, and crates can be combined for a more cohesive and stylish open storage solution for any room.
You can do hardware replacement little by little. For example, you can start with the kitchen cupboard knobs and pulls. You don’t have to worry about them getting outdated because most manufacturers tend to carry the same product for years so finding a match or the same piece will not be a problem.[sc name=”bottom-ad”]