One of the best things about having your own home is having the flexibility and freedom to decorate it however you like, with no one there to put their foot down and say no. Whether you like traditional styles or prefer to opt for modern designs, there will always be furniture and décor tailored perfectly to your visions. The only problem that comes with re-decorating are the costs, as bills can quickly add up when you start purchasing assets for each room of the house.
This is where the fun begins.
If you are planning to decorate on a budget, then this is the perfect opportunity to get creative and watch your personality shine through every inch of your home. You do not have to spend a fortune on décor; your house can come to life in many other fun and cheap alternative ways!
A great place to start is with the walls, and what better way to make a place your own than with memorable photos. A room can very quickly have tonnes of personality once a few photos of treasured memories are displayed. A creative way to showcase this would be to purchase matching frames and place them on just one wall of the room. This’ll be the focus of attention in the room and keep you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
Nothing welcomes a visitor in to a bright and happy home quite like a fresh bunch of flowers. Whether they are hand picked or artificial, a nice bunch of flowers can brighten up any room and add a splash of colour to even the darkest of places. A simple way to get creative with flowers would be to use old bottles or mason jars as a vase – you can even paint these or add stickers to make it unique to your home.
Don’t forget that a room with mirrors in gives the illusion of a bigger space, which is why it is important to utilise this if you have a room that seems a bit cramped and dull. Whether you opt for mirrors on the wall or a full-length standing one, a room can be instantly transformed with this simple hack. If you want to take a more creative approach, then you could have a mirror wall (similar to the photo wall idea), or paint the mirror yourself so that it fits in with your rooms design.
If you are concerned that furniture is going to cost an absolute fortune, why not create your own alternative? For example, bed side tables and lamp stands can be replaced with a pile of boxes wrapped in appealing wrapping paper, or you can stack a pile of old books up. Make sure that they are sturdy enough to cope with what you need them to hold.
If you are looking for something with a variety of uses, then a polycarbonate sheet will be your best friend. This cheap and durable material can be installed into your home for uses such as splashbacks and insulation, and you can even use it to get innovative and create things like holders and speaker systems! Exploring the uses of plastic is very interesting and helps you stick to a budget.