DECORATING ON A BUDGET
Everyone can have a beautiful home if they want to. A beautiful home is not defined by its size or if it has a swimming pool or gym or a home entertainment centre. Any home can be made to look beautiful.
The first step to making any home beautiful is to clean it! It doesn’t matter what kind of house you live in; if it is not clean, it isn’t beautiful. Cleaning your house would include decluttering it by giving away and throwing away things that are broken and things you no longer want or need. Then organise your home with all the things that are left. Doing these two things alone can make a huge difference to the quality of your home.
Then you can move to the fun part of decorating your home. Here are some helpful tips on how to decorate your home without putting too much strain on your wallet.
1. Paint an accent wall
One of the most cost-effective way of updating your home is with a new coat of paint. However, when you count the number of walls you have in your home, it can come up to quite a bit to repaint it. So, if you are on a budget, consider painting just one wall in a room to give it an accent or emphasis. A 2.5-liter can of paint, can cover up to 260 square feet of wall which is about all you need to probably cover one wall.
It would be even better if you can find a paint that offers a one-coat coverage, so you will not need a primer; so long as you are painting on a wall that has been painted before; that is, not a plain drywall. This kind of paint will paint over any colour of paint with full coverage.
2. Eliminate unsightly items
Before you consider buying items to decorate your home, look at what you can get rid of as mentioned before. Dated, worn, or damaged items can be a disservice to the look of your home especially if they are unnecessary. Removing old items can give you a clean slate to work with. Get rid of old vertical blinds and posters to make way for new décor.
3. Do It Yourself
While it is cheaper to do things yourself, the trend of doing home improvement DIY projects have led to many disastrous homes. There are companies out there that can help you style your home on a budget and C Concept Studio is one of them. We pride ourselves as a company that will help you achieve the look you want through a minimalistic approach that can be very beneficial to your purse strings.
4. Set up a sales alert
In today’s world of great technology, you can set up a sales alert on websites that may carry items that you want and you will be alerted when those items are available or are on sale.
5. Customise things
Custom curtains and reupholstered sofas can be very expensive. So, if you are on a budget, consider customising something you already own like adding some iron-on trim to basic curtain panels or paint the edge of a black table in gold. You could also wallpaper the inside of a bookshelf or you can research IKEA hacks like adding a leather handle to a cutting board. These ideas and hacks are easily available on the internet.
6. Get minimalistic or eclectic
When you look at the spectrum décor styles, these two styles would suit someone on a shoestring budget. Minimalism is all about less being more and the simplicity of minimalistic décor is its elegance.
The Eclectic or Bohemian style is all about mixing and not matching. So, there is no reason to look for a particular colour or look of an item when you are decorating.
7. Look for Garage Sales
Garage sales are a great way to find cheap home décor and furniture. Remember to be at garage sales early as the early bird catches the worm. While finding something great at a cheap price that will go well in your home is a rarity at garage sales, when you do though, it is so thrilling.
We hope these tips will help you consider giving your home a new look. We would be more than happy to sit with you and come up with styling your home based on your budget. Come into C Concept Studio soon and we will show you the potential that is your home.
For a great transformation of your home, Whatsapp 012-5197298 or submit your house plan at our website www.cconid.com
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