How to Instantly Refresh Your Home Décor on a Budget
Have you noticed that you suddenly feel the urge to reinvestigate your past decisions, see the things you could’ve done better and pledge that you will do everything different? Yes, it’s December and 2016 is coming to an end. Here’s something to cheer you up for the following holiday season. If your home’s décor was on the list of the things you were questioning, don’t worry – not every design problem requires subtle approach of Million Dollar Decorators. Here are some of the tips that will help you to refresh your home quickly and on a budget.
Throw in a Throw
Benches, sofas, beds and other bulky furniture pieces are an Achilles’ heel of every attempt at subtle and cheap home makeover. There’s simply nothing too subtle or cheap about them. The simplest and the most manageable way to address this huge problem is to cover these pieces with some throw that will completely change their color and texture. Like they used to say – if you can’t beat them, wrap them into a stunning piece of fabric.
Repaint the Walls
Yes, you heard this one, but just imagine how different would your room look like if you’d paint it green, yellow, orange, pink, or basically any other color it’s painted now. That’s right – this good old dead horse can take a little more flogging. Joking aside, painting is the simplest and the single most efficient way to change how some space looks, and it doesn’t take more than couple of hours so knock yourself out.
Find a Focal Point
Finding a focal point to an interior space is one of the most important rules of interior design, so if you feel there’s something off with the look of, say, your living room, maybe you are missing this important design element. Fortunately, focal point can be anything ranging from fireplace to a window. You just have to properly re-arrange your furniture around them.
Bring out the Goods
We all have that huge old vase, typewriter, or a similar detail that’s too distracting, so we keep it safely put away on the attic. If you’re struggling to find a proper focal piece, you can easily turn this disadvantage into a huge advantage. Sacrifice your coffee table, display this attention-grabbing detail and here’s your way both to find a focal point and to keep the curious looks from the pieces you are not so eager to display. If you really want to put the focus on some detail you can even work in a little bit of layered lighting magic.
Bring the Outside In
Winter packs a good deal of charisma, but not so much verve. Some would even say that it’s pretty boring. Why wouldn’t you break the monotony a bit and make yourself a small green oasis inside your home. The investments you’ll have to make are meager at best. Only a couple of shelves, couple more flowerpots, indoor tree, and some of the affordable indoor benches. Oh yeah, it is strongly advised to put this little setup near a bright window.
Bring in the Wood
One would have to wonder (rightfully so) how can the remains of a deceased tree make your home any livelier. But what do you know, life is a miracle. For example, three branches can be used to make interesting items like candleholders and cute, albeit bizarre pieces of art. Stumps can be turned into charming coffee tables. A stack of wood can be put on a fireplace to make the mantel more appealing. Anything wooden will make your home more lodge-like and lodge means warm and cozy.
You see, home makeover can be done without throwing a huge amount of money into a voracious volcano. And it can be done in just a couple of days. What a way to instantly write off one item from your New Year’s Resolutions list.