Small Budget Home Interior Designing

Everyone knows that home re-staging costs money. This is why most homeowners save money for this purpose. Do you know, however, that you can make your home look new even with a small budget? Read on and find out.

Easy Budget Fix Interior Design

  • Repaint.

Repainting is one of the best cost-efficient ways to re-stage your home. Painting your walls and ceiling in a new color will give the room a new energizing feel even with old furniture and accessories.

  • Redesign Your Walls.

Use your wall as accent point. You can repaint one wall in a different color, cover it with a wallpaper, or if you or any member of the family can paint, create a mural.

Another way to redesign your wall as the focal point is to have a themed photo wall or mount open bookshelves.

  • Re-layout.

Explore all the possibilities of having a new layout. This consists of rearranging furniture and swapping some pieces.

For example, move your modern couch facing the bookshelf or let it face to another wall. You can also move a chair from the dining room and place it in your bedroom or steal an end table in the living room and move it to the patio.

  • Refresh your Tabletops.

If your dining room table has always been bare, cover it with a stunning table runner and place a low profile potted flowering plant. Give your living room a calming effect by placing scented candles on top or floating candles. Place coffee table books and magazines to feed the mind.

  • Change the Throw Pillows.

You do not need to put so much effort moving them. Slip the throws in textured, patterned cases. Try adding a few pieces in different shapes. Throw pillows are cheap anyway.

  • Move Artwork.

If you have always had a large painting on the hallway, try hanging a large mirror instead. Have a gallery wall over your modern sofa to replace a large wall art. The gallery wall can be paintings or photos.

If you prefer to have a gallery of photos, frame the photos in varied color frames. You can also try mixing gold, brass, metallic, and colored frames. This brings a new look not only to the photos but also to the wall.

  • Invest in Furniture.

Incorporating a new piece of furniture will not hurt your pocket. You can pick from having modern or contemporary furniture or mid-century modern furniture. Even adding transitional furniture will make a big change in your interior design.

To avoid overspending on furniture, choose a small item. This can be a lounge chair, club chair, and table. An accent chair would definitely be a welcome addition without hurting your pocket.

  • Cover Chairs and Sofas with Slipcovers.

Slipcovers save the upholstery of your sofa and chairs, particularly if you have had them for years. They are easy to change, washed, and dried. Most of all, they are not expensive. With slipcovers, spills become less alarming and scary.

  • New Bedding Set for Your Bed.

Replace bedding set with new ones. Choose colors that add interest in your bedroom and will make it feel more relaxing. Bedding in shades of blue will give your modern bedroom a pleasant and calming feel. You can also try orange bed linen and sheets for optimism. When choosing colors for your bedroom, make sure that it stimulates relaxation and motivates you to have a good night’s sleep.

  • Have an Area Rug.

Area rugs are cheap yet can make a big difference in your home interior. They are one of the items people noticed when entering a room. Choose fluffy, warm rugs! Patterned, geometrics, bold or neutral colored rugs are great! Make sure to blend them in the interior and style of the room.

  • Lighting.

Falling under accessories are lampshades, wall art, sculptures, vases, curtains, etc. Lighting fixtures and accessories play an important role in setting the ambiance in a room. They call attention but when placed incorrectly can create havoc in the overall interior design.

There is no point on dilly-dallying if you want to re-stage your home. With just a few fixes and a small budget, you can have a completely new interior design!

Furniture Arrangement Creates a Big Impression

Furniture arrangement has a big impact on the theme and decor of your home. It also determines the functionality and accessibility of the furniture pieces. Having a floor plan will make it easier for you to position the furniture pieces. Although furniture arrangement may differ in every room of the home, there is always commonality in all rooms.

Arranging Furniture to Impress

Modern Bedroom Furniture

The bedroom conditions your whole being to face the challenges of the day. This is why it is important to keep it quiet, warm, and relaxing. Regardless of its size, you need to have furniture that will tune into the comforting and serene ambiance of the bedroom.

  1. Get the room’s dimensions.
  2. Decide where to place the furniture. The bed takes the center stage in the room. Make sure to have enough space on all sides for traffic.

  • If the room will allow, place two nightstands on the sides of the bed even if you are alone to create balance. One will do if space is limited. A single drawer nightstand with an open shelf is perfect. You have space to hold a table lamp, mobile phone, and drinks and to store books, small items, etc.

  • Dresser. These furniture pieces give you additional storage in case the armoire is not enough.

  • Chest. A chest is ideal for a small bedroom because of its vertical form,

  • Vanity Mirror. This piece of furniture comes in handy when dressing up. The table top serves as a writing desk and once you open it up, you get a ready mirror and storage for your makeup and accessories, like brush, comb, makeup, perfume, and other items.

Modern bedroom sets offer styles that match any theme, such as mid century modern, contemporary, or modern.

Modern Living Room Furniture

The living room is the life of the home. Why? It is where you welcome and entertain guests, and enjoy family time.

  1. Identify the purpose. The living room is used in several ways. It can function as an entertainment room, family room, or receiving area.
  2. Pick a focal point. The purpose of the room will decide your focal point.

3. Divide into small areas if you have a larger living room. A reading nook, a cozy chat nook, and a family cum entertainment area. This gives you the opportunity to entertain guests while some members of the family can still have their “me” time while reading a book. If they have a couple of friends and you have a bigger group, they can settle in the cozy chat nook while you take the family cum entertainment area with your friends.

  • Modern Sectional. Whether for entertainment or family room purposes, you would need a modern couch or a sectional sofa. Make sure to pick a sofa that can accommodate your household. Keeping a few chairs matter if it is for entertaining guests. Pick chairs that keep the user comfortable. You can use dining chairs for this purpose. Modern dining chairs offer innovative designs, making them useful for both dining and entertainment purposes.

Modern sectional is the best choice. With different shapes, you can easily fit it according to the shape of the living room and can seat more people. For instance, an L-shape sectional is perfect in a corner. See what shape best fits the room.

  • Coffee Table. Place a coffee table opposite the sofa. The height should be the same as that of the sofa seat, not too high or too low. Leave adequate space between the sofa and coffee table.

  • Other furniture pieces and accessories. This includes ottoman,…

…end table,…

…bookshelf (mounted for limited space is recommended),

…painting,…

…lighting.

Mounting a mirror on the wall creates the illusion of spaciousness. So have one for a small living room.

  • TV Stand. Choose between a mounted and a stand-alone TV stand. A mounted TV stand is ideal for a smaller space…

…while a stand-alone TV media center suits a larger space. Always choose a TV stand that offers adequate storage for media items.

Don’t Forget: ?  Remember to open up space for traffic.

To summarize, furniture arrangement should make your household feel comfortable, happy, and relaxed. If you succeed on this, you can be sure that your guests will feel the same way, too!

Bar Furniture for Function and Beauty to Your Home

You may think that a bar furniture is only for those who wanted to have their own bar at home. Not anymore! A modern bar furniture is made more flexible to serve many purposes.

Why You Need a Bar at Home

Relaxing and entertaining are the two main reasons why you need a bar at home. Although the living room can serve for these purposes, a bar extends a different kind of enjoyment because you get the feeling of being in a real bar.

Having a bar allows you to entertain friends and guests much easier while having a casual talk. You are all seated on comfortable bar stools around a bar table. Most of all, it gives you a time to relax with the family and friends while enjoying a drink

Bar Furniture Offered in the Market

The furniture industry continues to improve, offering different kinds, styles, and designs. Today, furniture is a mixture of comfort and functionality. Gone are the days when they only serve one purpose, as most of them are multi-purpose.

  • Bar Table

An essential piece in any bar, bar tables look like dining tables except that they are slimmer and taller. The modern bar tables are stylish and much more comfortable. Pick a bar table that allows you to sit conveniently. It should be high enough so you can move your legs underneath the tabletop. The ideal bar table height is approximately 40-42 inches high. The materials used vary from wood, lacquer, rattan, chrome, tempered glass, and various finishes.

Choose from the different shapes:  square, round, or rectangular. A glass top bar table framed in wood or metal is stylish.

Modern bar tables offer more functionality. They have shelves to store wine bottles, glassware, and other essentials.

Some have circular slots that can house a single bottle of wine.

To make it even more interesting and useful, modern bar tables feature an extended ledge with a stainless steel glass rack. They can even function as a serving station for drinks, snacks, and meals.

  • Bar Cabinets

Wood, chrome, metal or aluminum are the materials used to construct bar cabinets. They come in various styles, designs, and shapes. Modern bar cabinets offer adequate storage for wine, glassware, serving plates, and other items needed in a bar. Select a design that complements your home décor and style.

  • Bar Stools

To complete your bar set, you will need bar stools. Modern bar stools are available in various materials like chrome, steel, wood, plastic, rattan, and different finishes. These may have leather or fabric upholstery. Pick a bar stool that matches the décor in your room.

Consider the height when choosing bar stools. They should be 10 to 12 inches lower than the bar table or bar stand. Arrange them in a way that each person will not bang each other’s elbows. There should also be enough leg room between the table and stool.

Most modern bar stools feature adjustable heights and a swivel mechanism. They also have feet support when seated.

Armless or with arms, backless or with backrest? This will depend on what matters most. Those with arms and backrests are more comfortable compared to armless and backless stools.

Modern bar stools are not only for your bar section. You can use them for big gatherings and place them in the living room, patio, and even in the kitchen.

Pick a minimalist design if your home has a traditional feel, while a stylishly designed bar cabinet suits a home with a contemporary look.

With a bar at home, you add beauty and function to your home.  it will complete your modern dining room look and will definitely bring a relaxing mood to you and your family as well as a great place to bond with friends!

 

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