You know our #KKDL tagline “ Everyone Deserves Great Design.” Often that means a great design with a great budget. Other times, it challenges us to be a little bit more strategic—pushing for some key statement pieces and pulling back in other areas that make sense. With many of us spending much more time at home these days, it’s easy to get bored by our same old surroundings. We have seen many more virtual and in-person clients being open to some big changes including moving and full renovations or new builds. In addition, with Fall upon us, it’s a great time to freshen things up with some new home decor. If money is tight, I have some good news for you. It’s easier than you think to do a beautiful home makeover on a limited budget. Here are six ways to affordably spruce up your space.
New paint can immediately update the look and feel of a room. Try a bold new hue for your walls to liven up your living space. You can get inspiration from the colors of the year that are now just being released. When it comes to the colors you choose, keep in mind that light grays and off whites will be timeless “backdrops”. When it comes to designing your own space, however, the reality is color is very personal and you should go with the colors that appeal most to you. Unsure of how bold you want to be? Try peel and stick color samples from our partner, Sherwin-Williams.
Rearranging furniture is another effective way to transform your home, and it won’t cost you anything. Try moving some items from one room to another, or swap the location of the bed and dresser, for example. Remember, a cluttered home can be an eyesore. Reorganize and utilize the space that you have. If something is taking up too much space and you’re never going to use it again, get rid of it. Simplicity is key to a clean-living space.
Adding some inexpensive accessories to enliven your space may do just the trick to boost your mood. Pick up some decorative pillows or a throw blanket and select a signature candle scent for your home. Try replacing some outdated picture frames or adding some new artwork. Checkout websites like Pulp Print Shop for inspiration that won’t break the bank.
It’s not always necessary to buy expensive or brand-new items. Consider purchasing secondhand items for fabulous bargains. There’s an endless selection online to choose from. If you’re looking for higher end merchandise, you can try your favorite retailers and search their “open box” deals for deep discounts. Secondhand doesn’t necessarily mean worn and used. Many times, rugs and chairs land there simply because someone didn’t like the color.
Maybe you’ve been dreaming of all new kitchen and bathroom cabinets. If that’s not an option right now, start by changing the hardware such as knobs and drawer pulls. This is a very practical, yet inexpensive way to update a look quickly. Don’t get bogged down in matching the finishes between doorknobs, hinges, knobs, pulls, and other hardware like faucets and towel bars. Mixing metals is encouraged and completely acceptable. Check your nearest home improvement center for packaged styles.
Another nice touch these days is to bring the outdoors inside by adding plants and flowers. Choosing the right greenery can visually transform any room. It can make your home feel welcoming and provide a sense of tranquility. In most cases, just a little water and sunlight is all you need for healthy and great looking indoor greenery. If that’s too much work, you can also look to faux plants which provide all the beauty of real plants, with none of the maintenance.
Home transformations are a great way to bring a much-needed change to your space. They don’t have to be a lot of work or break the bank. In fact, redecorating can be a fun and exciting activity. Sometimes a little change is exactly what you need to feel inspired and fall in love all over again with your home. The most important thing is to be creative and have fun with it.