Styling your dream home doesn’t have to cost the earth. By getting a bit creative with decorating ideas, there are plenty of ways you can save money without compromising on your desired finished look.
There are numerous money-saving loopholes for decorating on a budget, however, to help you get started we’ve put together a few of our favourite tried and tested tricks:
1. Get Painting
A good covering of paint is an easy and inexpensive way to bring a splash of colour to your home. Painting a colourful feature wall is cheaper than splashing out on metres of expensive wallpaper, and a quick lick of paint always revitalises a room and leaves it looking that bit fresher.
Rethink what you already have around you before investing in new furniture and decorations. Worn out chairs and cabinets can easily be transformed into beautiful pieces of upcycled furniture, all without breaking the bank- you’d be amazed what a splash of pattern or colour can do to a tired-looking item.
Decluttering is a great way to make the most of the space you have. It will give you more room to arrange items as you choose, and create the illusion of a larger space. Reorganising the layout of existing furniture is a really simple trick for updating a space and can completely transform the whole look and feel of a room.
4. Choose versatile furniture
When it comes to styling your home on a budget, less really is more. Being selective with the furniture you buy is sure to choose pieces which are multifunctional and can be moved around the home. If your house has a garden space then opt for items which can function as both indoor and outdoor furniture.
5. Switch up cupboard handles
Swapping regular cupboard handles and doorknobs for decorative ones is a subtle way of adding some character to a space. Whether it’s a retro scheme or a more modern design you’re aiming for, it’s all about adding those extra details which are so easy to do.
6. Add some greenery
Indoor plants and flowers uplift a room and are perfect for adding some colour and ambience to your home. It’s up to you whether you prefer to use real or fake greenery, what matters is their ability to transform a home interior so effortlessly.
7. Create your own artwork
You definitely don’t need to be an artist to create some nice looking additions to go on the wall. Frame poster prints or make your own by using cutouts from patterned fabric, magazines and book pages. If you enjoy photography, why not take some photos of the wall? By adding filters and effects it’s easy to edit your own photos to fit your home decor scheme.
8. Use recycled glassware
Save empty bottles, glasses and jars to be used as decorative features in your home. Used jars and bottles function as great DIY vases to place around the house, whilst old gin bottles and larger jars look fantastic as a lighting feature when filled with fairy lights or candles.