They say that a house is a reflection of its owner. So when your house looks old and chaotic, it will give an impression to your neighbor and people around you that you are well old and chaotic. No one wants to give the wrong impression, especially if it isn’t a flattering impression. If the statement your home is making isn’t great, let’s take a look at ways to help if reflect a truer version of yourself.
Redecorating your house can be expensive. According to designers and home experts, fully furnishing and decorating a house will cost you up to 25% of the total value of your home in order to make it successful.
If you are resourceful and creative then the upgrades to your home do not need to cost you a fortune. With enough budget planning, knowing the priority of what is needed, and know hows on some DIYs we can skip the expensive route.
Here are some tips to save money when redecorating.
Proper Maintenance Can Make a Huge Difference
Just like what they say when it comes to health, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, the same can be applied to our house. With good maintenance and upkeep, you can prolong the life of furniture and other upholstery in your house. The first step to ensure that this happens is by keeping it clean. With proper cleaning, you will prevent build up that occurs every time. Even dust can damage furniture over time.
The habit of using organic cleaning products also helps prevent the wear of your household items. In addition, it also eliminates your exposure to harsh chemicals like:
- Quarternary Ammonium Compounds
- Sodium Hydroxide
When you start shopping for new furniture and items for your house, don’t run straight to the mall. Look for local thrift or consignment shops first. Even garage or yard sales in your neighborhood can have hidden gems amongst the old and barely used furniture. You may be able to negotiate a better deal. The beauty of this is that any new items in your house, even if its preloved, can make your space brand new.
Add Bold Art
Adding some form of art in your room can instantly give your house a facelift. Depending on the art you would like to add, it can make your living space more spacious, chic, or classic. Hanging an acrylic print can immediately add vibrant color to a dull room. Hanging a wall mirror on one side can create the illusion of space. Whatever form of art or craft you like, when you mount it, sometimes it is the only thing you need to do to make your house feel brand new.
Shop on Social Media
More than just posting your mood for the day or a picture of your mouth watering dinner, you can use your social media to look for the items you like. People redecorate their homes often not just because it is worn or dated, just because they want a fresh start or are moving to a new space where they can’t use it. Hop on social media to do a little shopping. Don’t forget to post your items as well!
If there is one thing you can do that can makes the biggest impact in your redecoration, it is probably going to be paint. The change of color can immensely change the atmosphere and aura of your house. Repainting your house can be expensive, but if you wait for it to go on sale and aren’t afraid to paint it yourself, then it can be done affordably.
If you find repainting the whole house is more than you can afford, then just paint one room or better yet one wall. This will create an accent wall, that will make a huge difference in the overall look of a room. Start with the most used room, like the living room.