Home design ideas
There are so many decisions to make when it comes to redecorating and restyling your home. And with so many options available, it can be difficult to know what to choose, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can get the high end look without the price tag. From a simple furniture reshuffle to adding accessories and different textures to a space, there are many affordable yet effective cheap interior design ideas, to transform your home and brighten up your life.
Before you go shopping and spend any money, it’s always worth having a look at what you already have and utilising what is freely available to you. You can make a huge impact just by clearing away any clutter and taking your room back to the basics. Decluttering will allow you to see what elements of your room you already love, such as pillows, accessories, and the colour. From here you can think about what changes you still want to make, and it’s also useful at this stage to write a list of the things you need to bring those changes to life.
Keeping your colour scheme neutral will ensure your home remains stylish and elegant, and you won’t need to continually keep up with the latest seasonal colour trends. Neutral rugs, cushions and lightshades will keep costs down as they will stay modern, fashionable and on trend for years. If you do like a pop of colour, you can add textures to your room by using throws and blankets. And these are ideal as they also have a practical use. You can transform your bedroom into a luxurious haven just by updating your bedding and black photo frames. These are great cheap interior design ideas to bring your wall art to life.
A Little Tweak Goes a Long Way
The things you already own can be revamped and brought back to life by simply moving them from room to room. Just because you bought a sideboard for your hall doesn’t mean you can’t move it to the lounge or bedroom to give your home a fresh new look and feel. A straightforward cheap upcycle project can also reinvent a well-loved piece of furniture. Keeping with a neutral colour scheme, the addition of modern fabrics, a fresh coat of paint and well-chosen handles can provide a unique piece, and even better when this is achieved on a budget.
Cheap and Cheerful Lighting
Getting the lighting right in your home is one of the most effective ways of adding style and elegance, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are a few tricks you can use to get the high end look but without the price tag. First, try buying second hand or reusing something you no longer need in another room. Recycling items you already own is a great way of keeping costs low. The use of different light sources such as table lamps, floor lamps and fairy lights are also a cheap way to give your home a facelift. Using a chunky candle can give the look of high-end luxury and can give your home a welcoming ambiance. Choose a well scented candle that matches the vibe and the décor of the room.
Window treatments such as curtains and blinds are one of the most budget-friendly ways to spruce up your home. Without the perfect window treatments, your home will look unfinished and uninviting, so it’s important you choose well-made and well-designed pieces. Layering blinds with curtains can really give your home an elegant and stylish feel. Mixing two textures, such as linen curtains, like the Lugano, with woven bamboo or wooden blinds, such as the Wood Essence blind in grey, can really enhance the look and feel of any room. It’s important that the curtains and blinds you choose fit with the theme of the room. You don’t necessarily need to play it safe, but make sure they match perfectly and don’t clash with any existing décor and colour palettes.
Whether you’re looking for cheap interior design ideas for just one room or all the rooms in your home, you can achieve this without the cost of a full makeover. Simple personal touches and some DIY can go a long way, and if you follow these straightforward ideas, it’ll be easy to achieve a budget friendly revamp.