Change is good and sometimes we need to break away from the everyday monotony of our homes. Redecorating your home doesn’t have to be an expensive enterprise or take months. Even simple changes will go a long way in revitalizing your home.
From DIY to professional services, here are tips for decorating your home on a budget.
Repurpose Older Pieces Into Something New
Not fond of that old bookshelf? Repurpose it into something new such as a shoe rack. That entryway bench looking shabby and outdated? Reupholster it and put on a fresh layer of paint. Repurposing older pieces of furniture, or upcycling, is an easy, environmentally friendly way to breathe new life into older pieces that you still love. You can even upcycle certain window treatments to turn them into something completely new!
Secondhand shops have hidden treasures that you can purchase for half the price of buying new. Shop your local stores such as Goodwill and see what unique pieces they have. In addition to saving you money, you are also helping give older pieces a new life, preventing waste, promoting sustainability since the item is not simply going to a landfill, and you are supporting your community by buying local.
When shopping for secondhand furniture, you should check for defects such as cracks. Shops won’t take damaged items but it’s always a good idea to double check.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Sometimes simply rearranging the furniture in your home will go a long way in making your home look fresh again. Moving furniture creates a new visual space and focal point.
Furniture that is in their current rooms don’t have to stay there. Feel free to move furniture around and even remove some. Chances are you have too much in a room already, overwhelming the space.
Repaint Your Rooms
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do to a room or a piece of furniture. Repaint a room with a new color such as the Pantone Color of the Year or Greige. In a matter of hours, your old walls will be new and fresh. Just be sure to coordinate with your existing décor if you don’t plan on changing it.
Create Budget Art
Who said that good looking art had to be expensive? You don’t have to go to a gallery to get art that will look good in your home. There are budget friendly posters available of famous works of art that you can purchase that you can frame. You can also frame calendar art, cards, or anything else that catches your fancy.
Repair & Clean Your Old Window Treatments
Are your window treatments looking dirty and dull? Don’t pitch them just yet! Victor Shade specializes in window treatment cleaning with our ultrasonic tanks to give them new life.
“But my window treatments are broken. They haven’t worked right in ages!” That’s ok! Victor Shade also offers repair services to the St. Louis area, so even if your blinds need restringing or a part replaced you can get your tried and true treatments back on track, working, and looking as good as new.