Moving into a new home is always an exciting, albeit stressful endeavor. And if you factor in having to decorate it the way you want to, it could be more work and even more money to spend. Below are some helpful and budget-friendly tips to decorate your new home.
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1. Rearranging the furniture
If you’re keen on sprucing up the look of your home but don’t necessarily have the cash to spend on a renovation, the best that you can do is rearranging your furniture. You would be surprised at how moving the pieces around could change the layout of a room, making it look different and fresh. Try moving the sofa against another wall, or reposition the bed to face a window if the room allows it. Rearranging furniture has the effect of changing the flow of the room which is why it’s the first thing people do when they want to change up the look of their home.
2. Repurposing furniture
If you have a little renovation budget set aside but not enough for a full-on renovation, then the next best thing you can probably do would be to repurpose some of your furniture pieces. An old unused couch stored in the garage could be repurposed for a den or home office seating area. You could use an old table or desk as a nightstand or a TV stand. Shelves could be used as a dresser. Similarly, a dresser could be used as a sink vanity.
3. Thrift store shopping
Maybe you’ve thought enough about getting new furniture for your new home, and you’ve set aside some budget. Unless you have almost unlimited cash on hand, it would be nearly impossible to get every furniture piece for your new home brand new. For this reason, you might want to turn to second-hand furniture shops. You would be surprised by how many good pieces you could find in those shops and at a fraction of the cost for a brand new one.
4. Simple painting
Most likely your new home has had a fresh coat of paint already. If you bought or rented one and you don’t particularly care for the old paint, you could always paint a fresh coat yourself. A couple of cans of paint won’t cost you that much and you can allocate a weekend of painting your new crib. You could enlist the help of a couple of your friends.
5. Creating details using paint
While a simple paint job your new house is always a great and budget-friendly option, you can always go the extra mile and put a little more detail into your paintwork. You can create accents on the walls using paint. You can paint one wall using a contrasting color. Don’t neglect the ceiling. You can make it appear higher or lower depending on the color you use to paint it.
6. Clothes rack
There is a growing trend among many homeowners where they use a clothes rack in place of an actual closet. It serves not just to save on buying a closet, which is often the case for people new in the home, but it can add a point of interest in the room. A clothes rack can be a way for you to display clothing you intend to wear for the day or the days that follow. And if you curate it enough, the colors and textures you hang in the rack could complement the decor of the room.
7. Use wallpaper
Wallpaper comes in a wide variety of patterns with many far too complex to be recreated by paint. It can also serve as a durable surface that’s easier to clean than a wall that’s been painted. Unfortunately, wallpaper is a lot more costly than paint and you also have to ask for professional help to put them up. In order to cut down on the number of rolls you have to buy, you can just be selective with the areas you apply the wallpaper. Apply it in cabinets and nooks where a nanny camera is placed, as well as the kitchen backsplash.
8. Label canisters
If you’re moving into a new home, it can mean a couple of days or weeks to orient yourself to the new surroundings. There’s going to be times that you’re opening doors and shelves only to find other stuff that isn’t what you’re looking for. To avoid all these confusion, you can label some of the canisters and storage items you use.
Leanne Brooks loves to write about travel, technology, and more. She is currently working with EyeSpySupply, which offers a wide range of spy and surveillance equipment.
July 30, 2020