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
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.
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.
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!