Your home is due for remodeling, but you have little time and even less money? Here are some budget-friendly, unobvious home decoration and remodeling ideas to get you started. Something as simple as reupholstering or adding unique lighting or new throw pillows can revamp your home, giving it a fresh and modern look. You can implement these ideas one at a time. Ultimately, no one will know you didn’t hire an interior designer or spend thousands!
1. Use Inspiration from Nature
Table of Contents
- 1. Use Inspiration from Nature
- 2. Save Space
- 3. Introduce Throw Pillows
- 4. Reupholster Old Furniture
- 5. Tweak Small Spaces
- 6. Install Unique Lighting
- 7. Draw Attention to Corners
- 8. Aesthetic Storage
- 10. Get Pleasant Vibes Flowing with the Right Paint
- 11. Let Natural Light in with See-through Curtains
- 12. Best Things to do with White
Natural-themed homes create a feeling of warmth and dimension. Even if you let natural tones like green and brown dominate, your interior will exude remarkable character. When it comes to nature, inspiration shouldn’t be limited to the color palette. There are materials to think of as well. Dark wood is very “in” this season, as is brushed concrete, a cost-effective alternative to marble. Jute, rattan, and seagrass are other nice nature-inspired options.
2. Save Space
Use dining chairs in your living room to save space and ensure sufficient seating. A traditional recliner will take up much more space than, say, a rattan perch.
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3. Introduce Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are the simplest way to change a room up. A space will feel like new if you introduce a new shape, print, or color with a throw pillow. Mix-and-match pillows combined with a bold-colored rug and a neutral sofa or armchairs will make your living room shine. It’s even better if you have a wooden floor. This is a very impressive combination of materials, furniture, and accessories.
4. Reupholster Old Furniture
Speaking of freshening up a room: reupholstering is one of the best ways to do it. If you’re a fan of bold decoration, you could combine vivid-color pictures, rustic stools, strategically positioned mirrors, and plush chairs reupholstered in a pastel color. On that note, nothing says “posh, yet cozy” like plush couches and armchairs. They are fancy, but in a welcoming rather than prohibitive way.
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5. Tweak Small Spaces
Lots of us have walk-in closet or powder room-type spaces in our apartments or houses that we don’t know what to do with. They’re too big to really invest time and effort in, yet they exist. Don’t overlook them just because there isn’t enough useable space to decorate. A small room will pack lots of punch if you decorate it with eclectic sculptures or pictures and paint the walls in an unconventional color like crimson.
6. Install Unique Lighting
If there’s one thing that can lend a room a unique vibe, it’s customized neon lights. They are more interesting than standard lampshades or table lamps. They have the added advantage over the latter of not taking up any space. Moreover, they make for a welcome contrast to the more conventional elements throughout the space.
It’s easy to hang pre-mounted neons on any wall. You only need screws to attach them. Once they’re up, just plug them in. You can select a suspending option with a customized statement or image if you want to hang them down from a window or your ceiling.
Some people are reluctant to install neon lights in their home because they think they’re too bright. They can be as bright as you want them to. Choose customized lights with a dimmer to adjust as needed.
Another advantage of neon lights is their longevity – many of them can last for a decade! Of course, it depends on environment conditions and use. The lifetime of neon lights is usually determined by glow hours.
7. Draw Attention to Corners
Placing accessories like brightly colored rugs or floor lamps in a corner is a novel design approach. Create a stylish and sleek little corner with a pleasantly colored rug, a lounger, and an elegant floor-to-ceiling lamp. For a creative vibe, replace the rug with artwork. On a related note, you can create a breathtaking gallery by displaying a dense frame grid. Framed images positioned close to one another are a cheap way to achieve the dramatic flair of an art exposition.
8. Aesthetic Storage
Create the appearance of streamlined shelves by covering your book collection with color-coordinated papers or taking the jackets off to let the stitching show.
10. Get Pleasant Vibes Flowing with the Right Paint
Interior designers recommend using a single color or at least a palette of similar colors throughout your home. This creates a vibe that will flow with you as you move from room to room. Another option is choosing a soft hue like pale green for the space with the most natural light, then using deepening shades of green and a complementary color like gray for the rest of the home.
11. Let Natural Light in with See-through Curtains
Sheer curtains are a fast way to let natural light into your home. Get rid of thick curtains and put up gauzy ones. Mount them about a foot above windows to draw attention to a tall ceiling. The panels should reach the floor.
The type of furniture you choose is just as important as where you place it. You need at least one round piece of furniture in every room. Round furniture is very practical. For one, people can walk around it without hitting their elbows or knees. You can include a stool to be used as a refreshment table.
12. Best Things to do with White
White couches are a classic, and the good news is that they are not incompatible with children – no white furniture is, for that matter. Just make sure you choose durable surfaces like lacquer and plastic or fabrics like leather. White furniture looks great against the backdrop of floral motifs.
You can do a room up by refreshing the pillows or curtains. Just sew a pretty trim along the edges when you have time. You could paint an old coffee table using leftover wall paint.
On a final note, designers recommend investing in accessories to make a neutral color palette more interesting. Feel free to browse the local flea market or eBay – a quirky find will spice things up.
Author Bio: Lara Douglas is a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate about new trends and fashion forward home décor ideas. She regularly posts at Neon Signs Depot.