With the amount of time we’re spending at home, especially now during the pandemic, it’s critical to make it as pleasant and comfortable a place as it can be. You don’t want to spend your days staring at uninspiring blank walls that slowly drive you crazy. The only problem is that styling your home can quickly eat away at your budget.
So, whether you’re trying to breathe new life into your entire home or just want to reimagine your ultimate home office, take a look at these tips and tricks that’ll keep both you and your wallet happy.
Don’t Cut Corners on the Essentials
Moranbah 3 Seater Fabric Sofa
When styling your home on a budget, you’ll likely want to get every single item at the lowest possible price. While that’s perfectly fine if we’re talking about decorative pillows or artwork, it’s not your best course of action for every piece of furniture and decor.
You’ll often be using items, such as living room sofas or bedside tables, making them prone to heavy wear and tear. So, you’d be needing to replace them more often than you’d like if you get low-quality ones, meaning you’ll end up spending more in the long run.
Make a list of priorities, and don’t be afraid to invest a little bit more into items that are well worth it. It will actually help you save money down the line.
A New Coat of Paint Makes All the Difference
Sometimes, you don’t need anything else than a fresh coat of paint to liven up your home and give it a brand new look. It’s the most affordable way to style your home and transform every single room.
As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to avoid using too many strong, pigmented colours as it can get tiring after a while. But, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to nudes and earthy tones. Have an accent wall in each room, or put your artistic skills to work and add a few eye-catching details in your favourite colour.
Bring the Outside in
If you have adequate natural light in your home, bring in a few plants and flowers to freshen up the space. You’d be amazed at just how effective a few plants can be at transforming every room, especially when they’re well placed on a sturdy, natural shelf.
Campsie Garden Planter Pots Shelf
Just don’t forget to work on your green thumb a bit. Dead plants aren’t that great at brightening up your home.
Use Lights and Mirrors
Fredrick Gold Mirror
Finally, if you want to cut costs and make it seem like you’ve spent a fortune on an interior designer, you just need a few well-placed lights and mirrors.
A gorgeous desk lamp is both practical and eye-catching. A large accent mirror will make any room feel bigger while completely transforming your home aesthetic. You don’t need a million-dollar painting if you have a mirror that makes you feel like a million bucks.
Investing in your home is always worth it, whether you’re thinking about doing a complete remodel or just want to brighten up your home office with a small plant. And with these tips and tricks, you can completely reimagine your home without spending thousands in the process.