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Make Your Home Beautiful On A Budget: Simple Ways To Inject Style

Is your home in need of some TLC or are your interiors looking a little drab or dated? If you spend most of your time flicking through glossy design magazines or scrolling through pictures of dream homes on Instagram, you may assume that you need to raid your savings to make your home more beautiful. However, this isn’t always the case. It is possible to achieve incredible results on a budget. Here are some simple, budget-friendly ways to inject some serious style.

 

Using your talents and creativity

If you’re a creative person, why not use your talents to save money on an interior revamp? If you can sew or knit, you’re an aspiring artist, or you fancy yourself as a skilled DIYer, you can use your capabilities and artistic flair to save money and create beautiful interiors. You could create a statement wall with a mural in the bathroom, build a bespoke coffee table for the living room or design some cozy cushions and throws for the bedroom. The cost of buying materials will almost always be lower than buying the finished item, and you also have creative control so you can produce bespoke items nobody else will own.

 

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Upcycling

Upcycling is an increasingly popular trend, which is great news for those looking to be thrifty with their home makeover. Upcycling involves taking something old and turning it into a functional, eye-catching piece. Before you throw away old chests, battered wardrobes or tables and chairs that have seen better days, consider if they have potential. You can use your creativity to give old pieces a new lease of life. Upcycling is cheaper than replacing furniture, it gives you scope to design and create customized pieces, and it can also be a really fun and constructive way to spend your time. If you’re new to upcycling, it’s a great idea to read some articles and features in magazines and have a look online at projects others have completed. You’ll also find some really useful step by step guides on the Internet.

 

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Saving on shopping

Are you on the hunt for new accessories for your kitchen, shelves to hang in the bathroom or new fencing for the backyard? Whatever you’re hoping to tick off your shopping list, it’s always wise to try and make savings. Compare prices from different retailers before you buy and look at offers like discounted gift cards. If you have a store in mind, see if Cards2Cash has it on offer. If you buy a card, you can buy the items you want, and you’ll get more for your money. It’s also worth registering with that store to make sure you receive texts or emails with special offers. If you’re signed up, you’ll hear about flash sales first, and you can also take advantage of introductory offers, for example, 10% off your first purchase, and schemes like recommend a friend.

 

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Embracing the vintage trend

If you need new furniture, new carpets or curtains for your home, the cost can soon add up. One option to consider when you’re renovating or redecorating is embracing the vintage trend and buying second-hand items. Take a tour of thrift stores and retro shops and have a look on buy and sell sites. It’s also useful to keep an eye out for yard sales. Sometimes, you can come across incredible bargains and unique items that will make your home look incredible for less. If you team this approach with being open to upcycling, you could achieve amazing results without spending very much at all. It’s also worth considering listing any items you want to sell. You can then use the money you make to fund your makeover.

 

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Changing colors

If you’re bored of your home’s interior design, changing colors is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of refreshing the look and breathing new life into dull spaces. If you’re willing to roll your sleeves up and paint the walls yourself, you could achieve a brand new, fresh look for a very small financial outlay. Consider the palette carefully before you make any final decisions and get some testers from hardware stores. Put a small amount of paint on the wall and let it dry before you decide which shades to go for. Switching up the color of the walls or the accessories and soft furnishings could transform the aesthetic of the room, as well as the vibe. When you’re painting, apply a coat of primer and let it dry before you put the first coat of paint on. You may need several coats if you’re covering a dark color with a lighter shade. Sand the wall and wipe it with a damp cloth before painting to make sure the surface is clean and even. If you don’t want to embark on a full-scale painting operation every time the season changes, keep the walls neutral and switch up your accessories. You can change the look of a bedroom by investing in new cushions, candle holders, throws, and rugs or transform your kitchen with new storage jars, plant pots, and vases, for example.

 

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If you’re keen to refresh and revive your interiors, you don’t have to spend a fortune on brand new furniture, paint and wallpaper, curtains and carpets. You can achieve amazing transformations on a shoestring. Embrace your creativity, try upcycling and don’t be afraid to channel retro vibes with some vintage touches. Consider changing the colorways in your home and learn to accessorize. You don’t have to change everything about every room to get results. Research the best offers and compare prices when you’re shopping and look at a diverse range of stores, stalls, and websites. If you see items you love in magazines or on blogs, search for cheaper versions. You can do this online by entering basic descriptions into a search engine. Hopefully, this guide has given you some inspiration and ideas. You may be surprised at how much you can achieve on a modest budget. Good luck and have fun!

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