Updating your home doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Extensions, new wallpaper and carpets are big jobs that aren’t always budget friendly. Sometimes it’s the small details that make the biggest difference. Here are some of our favourite ideas for making the most of your home, without breaking the bank.
Adding texture and colour with soft furnishings is an easy way to refresh any room in your home. A few well placed cushions and some new bedding can lift even the most tired bedroom. This works really well if you have a neutral colour scheme, as the soft furnishings can provide pops of accented colour. Curtains and rugs can be changed to match, and can all be tied in to create whatever feel you like. From rustic and traditional to luxe and glam, the right soft furnishings will make all the difference to your home.
From elegant framed art to simple canvases, wall art has the ability to completely transform an interior. Whether it’s your own personal photos or a dramatic landscape, it’s an easy way to bring a different feel to your home. Mirrored art is great for smaller spaces as it reflects light. The great thing about wall art is that it can be as cheap or as expensive as you like, catering to every budget.
Stylishly display your books, ornaments and plants in one place with a bookcase. They suit all budgets and come in a range of sizes to suit almost every home. A well styled bookcase adds interest to an otherwise empty wall, as well as being a great storage solution. From modern and abstract designs to traditional styles, there’s a bookcase for every home.
If you feel like getting creative, sprucing up your furniture is a fun job to get stuck into. Paint wooden tables and chairs to make them look and feel as good as new. These could be traditional colours, or you could try modern colour blocking and metallics for something new. It’s possible to re-do entire bedroom suites this way, giving you new furniture without having to buy any! Sticky back decals are also a quick and easy way to add textures and patterns to surfaces. If you don’t have the time to paint whole pieces of furniture, updating just the handles and drawers on cabinets can make the world of difference to your interior.