6 Quick and Cheap Ways to Raise Your Interior Design Game
Raise Your Interior Design Game
Looking to makeover your home? If your walls are drab and your house looks a little thrown together, don’t worry! Fixing it up does not have to cost a fortune. There are tons of little things you can do to make your home feel like a million bucks without maxing out your credit cards. Let’s explore some creative ways to add a little more flair to your decor.
1- Use Creative Colors
Accent walls are not something they only whip up on expensive designer TV shows. A bucket of paint can go a long way to making your home look and feel richer. Grab a bright, beautiful color that goes with your current furniture and design. Then, pick a wall and start painting. The only supplies you will need are paint, brushes, and some painter’s tape. You will not believe how easy it is to add flair to your boring walls.
Want to take it a step further? Why not try an accent wall with wallpaper? Long gone are the days of Grandma’s ugly patterned prints; you can get custom-made wallpaper for an accent wall for very cheap these days, besides, there are also removable wallpapers that will not damage the paint underneath. A great, big, chunky pattern in fun colors can brighten your whole day. It will add value and cheer to any room with a weekend’s worth of work.
2- Spice Up the Bedroom
While you might associate inexpensive dyes with Halloween costumes or Easter eggs, it is time to think outside the box. Nothing can kick-start your mornings like a colorful tune-up for your sheets, curtains, or bedspread. A little dye can go a long way when you want to change the look of your room. Make sure to follow both the dye’s instructions and the wash instructions of your sheets for maximum brilliant color. Then you will wake up every day to posh-looking linens; it will make your room look like you spent so much more than you did.
3- Change Out Your Hardware
One of the best ways to upgrade the look of a kitchen cabinet or a chest of drawers is to replace the hardware. While pulls and handles can be a little pricey at the store, they can be close to free when you grab them off of furniture at a thrift store or yard sale. Giving your bathroom cabinets or other furniture a lift can change the feel of a room with almost no effort at all.
Looking for something a little more unique? You can make handle pulls out of almost anything, even plastic toys for a child’s dresser or costume jewelry for a posh-looking side table. You will not believe how easy it is to make your own with a little know-how and some power tools. In addition, it will make it look like you have nothing but custom-made furniture. If you rent an apartment, try these 5 wonderful ideas to make your rented apartment feel like home.
4- Hide the Stuff
Finding new ways to hide away all the stuff that usually clutters up your home can make it look a million times posher. Grab a few baskets or pretty boxes with lids to hide away papers, cleaning supplies, or office paraphernalia. Tuck away toys in decorative trucks. Hide your shoes away with a door-mounted shoe display rack. Use temporary dividers to hide plumbing and boilers. Clearing up the clutter will give your home a minimalist and beautiful look that will make it seem like a professional fixed it all up for you; it will look like money without spending a dime.
Tired of finding new places to hide away clutter? Why not give some of it away. There are always charities looking for gently used toys your children are no longer interested in. Excess cleaning supplies, clothing, DVDs, and even electronic equipment can always find new homes as well. If there is something in your home that seems to do nothing more than collect dust and take up space, you might as well get rid of it! Your new, clutter-less home will thank you by looking like you spent a fortune.
5- Change Your Layout
Did you ever consider that your home only looks stale and boring because you have to look at it every single day? Let’s try rearranging some furniture! Giving your room a new layout might be the thing to do to add a little bit of glamor to your space.
6- Details Make the Difference
Is your solid brown couch looking a little sad a lonely? Perhaps all it needs is a bright throw pillow or a brilliant blanket to help it shine. Maybe your shower looks a little limp? Add a bright new curtain or new curtain rings for a glamorous appearance. Add a lot of value to the old chair by making a slipcover or recovering it completely. With just an inexpensive print here and a decorative stencil there, that corner of your home might look completely different.
Changing the look of your home does not have to be a big production or a big-time investment. Add a little color, a splash of style, and a little creativity, and you can have a new look in no time, for very little money! You should never underestimate what a little straightening up, added color, or added interest can do for a room. Although it will not fix all the problems your house may be having, it can make your space a little more inviting. This sounds like a wonderful investment to make for a cheerier home! What do you think?