We all want a beautiful home that we can be proud of. This is especially true for those who live to entertain and welcome guests into their home. Home interior trends change each year and it can be quite expensive to keep renovating just to follow the trends. However, updating your home does not always mean spending loads and loads of cash. Here are some of the ways on how you can update your home without splashing the cash.
Create a budget
The first thing that you have to do is to create a budget. If you have a budget that you have to stick to, you won’t be spending more than you want. Check your home first and check the things that you want to change. Do you need new furniture? Do you just need decorations? When you have answered these questions, you can already set an amount that you are willing to spend in order to make your home more trendy.
Go to thrift stores
You don’t always have to go to big furniture stores in order to find pieces that will fit right into your home. Sometimes, the best pieces are found in thrift stores and garage sales. You just have to be patient and you have to know where to look. Check your neighbourhood for garage sales or look online for some thrift shops where you can find fantastic pieces that you can purchase for cheap.
Upcycling items in your home
There is always that one piece of furniture in your home that you no longer want or need. It may be an eyesore now, but if you learn how to upcycle, you can use that same furniture for something else completely different. For instance, leg of a chair or table can be reused as candlestick holders. Upcycling is a cheap way to update your home. All you need are a few materials and you are all set!
Create items yourself
If you can’t buy it, make it! Have you experienced falling in love with something that you see in a magazine only to find out that you can’t afford it? Oftentimes, these items are expensive because of their branding. You can actually try to recreate these items using materials that you can purchase for cheap. It may not be the same exact thing, but at least you have a new piece that will update your home.
Emmy has had a go at making some decorative jars using a glue gun and gem stones to create a pretty vase.
Painting is the key
There are times when you are really low on cash and you don’t have the capacity to purchase new items for your home. What you can do is to paint some of your items in a different color. You can choose the color of the year or something else totally different. Even if it is the same item, it will look something completely different because of the change in color. Change the color of your doors, window shades, lamps, and other items that you can find. A can of paint and a paintbrush is all that it takes!
I’ve recently done this with a storage bench for the kids toys, it came in a wood finish so I painted white and blue to fit in with the play room decor.
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