Redecorating on a budget can serve up a much-needed change of scenery without draining your bank account.
We’ve all been spending more time at home in the last few months, and many are ready for a change of view. Keep reading to learn five tips on how to refresh your home while sticking to a budget.
The Power of Paint
One of the most dramatic changes you can make is changing the color of your walls. The color on the walls alone can change the entire mood of the room. Paint is transformative and can make a small room seem larger. Wallpaper can be very expensive, but you can easily mimic the look by using stencils or even sponges. You can also use paint to transform a coffee table or old dresser. Not a fan of your old linoleum floors? Luckily, you can paint them! Virtually anything in your home can be painted, from countertops to doorknobs to cabinets.
Do It Yourself
Taking on a project yourself can save you money, but you’ll also end with a deeper appreciation for the finished result. There’s plenty of inspiration you can find online, and tutorials to walk you through just about any project. You can start with something very simple, like building a shelf, or something more intense, like sanding down a hand-me-down kitchen table and refinishing it. Reupholstering is a great way to breathe new life into thrift store furniture finds or that old chair from your grandparents.
Redecorating on a budget is the perfect excuse to stretch your creative muscles and make something new. Art adds personality and interest to your home, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. You can literally make your own piece of art by painting a canvas with a modern abstract design. Last year’s pretty calendar or an old book of botanicals can be put into frames to create a gallery wall.
Another great way to update a space is simply to add more light. Take advantage of the windows you have and give them a good cleaning to let in all the light. Adding a mirror to a room can help bounce that light around and make the room appear larger. Don’t forget about nighttime lighting—the perfect candle or lamp can really make a home feel cozy.
Shop Your House
Stretch your budget by using what you already have. Instead of going to your local home goods store and buying something new, hunt through your house for forgotten objects. You may have forgotten about a piece of artwork or an old lamp. Sometimes, relocating a side table or a chair to a different room can change the whole feeling of the space. Rearranging furniture is free, and you can play around with different layouts as much as you want.
Know When to Call the Pros at Mountain States Windows & Siding
When it comes to redecorating on a budget, you want to save where you can so that you can put your money where it really counts. Replacing your windows can instantly update the look of your Utah County home, and the experts at Mountain States Windows & Siding can help you choose the best option within your budget. Tell us about your window project, and let’s get started today!