How To Spruce Up Your Home On A Budget
People often have a plethora of ideas for home renovations that they keep in mind for years, but very rarely do they come to fruition. One of the biggest reasons for this is cost; people become overwhelmed with the possible price of renovation projects and tend to worry about hidden costs that might emerge as the process progresses. If you’ve been putting projects off in this way, then this article is your sign to get going with them! We’ve broken down a few good ways to spice up any living area without breaking the bank.
Open up your space with shelving
Shelves are an integral part of any home renovation, and they are one of the most useful and practical aspects of any room. Whether providing a carefully thought out place for ornaments and interior design pieces that would otherwise clutter up surfaces in a room, breaking up a large wall without the need for art pieces, or tying together a colour scheme, shelves have seemingly endless possibilities for improving a room or space. While on-wall shelves can be great in some instances, nothing tops alcove shelving to add a wall or room feature. They often use up previously empty space and prevent alcoves from looking bare and cold. You might want to stock them up with your book collections or take the time to organise and fill them with cute plants and other decorative items. Still, either way, shelves are a very effective way of making even the biggest room seem warmer and cosier.
Break up with your old blinds
While good blinds can be great for keeping light out, they rarely add much character or architectural detail to a room. Interior shutters or curtains can do just a good a job at providing privacy, and most still give you a choice to choose how much light to filter into a room. They can also be great for introducing a new textured element to a room that blinds don’t quite offer. Swinging wood shutters are generally pretty easy as a DIY job, as long as you have the window space’s exact measurements. They can also give a super expensive look to a room when paired with lightweight linen curtains or drapes.
Add wall panelling or tiles
By adding a new layer of texture and pattern to a room, both panelling and tiled walls can be great to add some life to a dull room or entranceway. Both panelling and bright tile patterning are really having a comeback in the world of interior design for 2021, so hop on this trend now and be one of the first. And if you’re feeling really brave in terms of colour or pattern, you could even add this to just one wall, saving money and creating a vibrant feature wall for the room at the same time.
These are just a few simple suggestions when it comes to sprucing up your home without breaking the bank. One final tip for attempting large-scale renovation work is to get in touch with a handyman regarding any electrics, plumbing or fitting of shelves and wardrobes. Whilst it might seem more expensive, employing a professional to do this kind of work can save a lot of money in the long run. These people know what they’re doing, and when it comes to electrical wires or plumbing, it only takes one mistake or mismeasurement to cause a lot of damage. This is one of the main sources of unexpected costs when it comes to DIY home improvement. Trust us, for the small price you have to pay a handyman service to complete the job; it really is worth it!