If you’ve been looking forward to a home redesign as of late, it’s easy to become immediately discouraged after looking at the price tags in most home makeover magazines and furniture stores. The push to hire a designer to help you can be even more worrying since the whole process will then be out of your hands. Beyond that, the frustration of not even knowing where to begin can keep you from getting started at all!
Fret not however! You can take a much more low-key approach to decorating your home (even just one step at a time if you’d like). In the end, you can save a ton of money, pull far less of your hair out, and even come up with your own unique and rewarding ideas. If you’d like some help getting started, here are some examples of the simplest and most affordable home decor ideas around:
Small, Re-purposed Planters
One of the simplest ways to brighten up a room and even freshen the air is to use potted plants or flowers. Not everyone has room for huge planters however, and many of the default designs that are actually affordable are at odds with any real sense of style. For a fun spin, consider using re-purposed containers such as translucent, multicolored bottles of varying sizes. You can divide a single bouquet between them and place them in various areas of the room. The light will hit the bottles and help carry the color around, creating a fun atmosphere that will be perfect for living rooms or dining rooms.
Customize Your Shelving Units
Next up, you can save yourself from having to replace your shelving units or entertainment center by merely using colors and patterns to give them new life. One of the simplest ways is to use paint, patterned contact paper, or self adhesive tiles to alter the backing or sides. Pick a backing color that naturally compliments or matches the surrounding walls while repainting the front-facing wood in a brighter or neutral shade. The end result will look like an entirely new piece of furniture, and the newly bright backing will instantly appear to open up the surrounding space.
Finally, many rooms aren’t truly tied together until introducing a splash of artwork. Paintings are the go-to method, but they can be quite expensive (even if you’re going to make your own!) Consider creating a collage instead. You can combine images from sources such as old magazines, puzzles, cloth patterns, or computer print-outs to put together a fun, original, and affordable piece of art with relative ease. All you need is a sheet of Bristol board, scissors, glue, and a little imagination!
With those home decor ideas now under your belt, you should easily be able to start brainstorming to come up with even more fun and affordable ideas. Redecorating a home doesn’t have to be such a huge undertaking that it takes over your life! You can easily make each room feel new with just one or two small changes, and you fortunately don’t have to spend a fortune in order to do so.