Redecorating your home can seem like a big decision, and it actually is. However, there are a lot of ways to do it on the cheap and with minimal disruption to actually living in your home, if you choose to do so. It might mean not making any huge structural changes such as knocking down walls, but there are a wide variety of ways in which you can change the interior of your home without making drastic changes or spending too much money. Here are just a few items, below, to get you started on your redecorating plan.
- Painting – From changing the color of the entire room to adding an accent wall to changing the paint on the trim in a given room, there are so many ways paint can add dimension and identity to a room. Lightening up a room to make it seem larger or adding a warm neutral to make it cozier can have a big impact on how the room is received. You can add brighter trim to make the definition stand out more, or blend it in with the rest of the room to make the room seem taller if it is not terribly big. Strips and other patterns can also add a fun dynamic to children’s rooms and bathrooms, for example.
- Window treatments – Often overlooked as a source of decorating, window treatments do a lot for any room. Whether it is highlight the shape and size of floor to ceiling windows or providing just the right amount of light in the sun room, blinds and shutters can help define the look of any room. If you live on a busy street with lots of lights that stay on all night, consider getting dark shades to keep the light out at night. If you want the warmth of the sunshine during the day, pick out the right blinds that you can adjust to allow light in. Custom blinds can be ordered to match just about any size window and can come in a huge number of colors to match the rest of the room and furniture.
- Furniture – Many pieces can be reupholstered, which can change the entire look of a room at a much smaller price tag than buying new furniture altogether. Consider changing the color of the sofa or chair, or painting a bookshelf to complement the new paint color you put in a bedroom. Maybe you need a rocking chair for the baby’s room but cannot find the right color. Consider purchasing one that is comfortable, even if it is the wrong color, and reupholstering the fabric and painting the wood to have it match the rest of the decor.
These are just a few simple, straightforward ways that almost anyone can use to redecorate their own homes without going to too much trouble or too much expense. These are also easy for most people to do, and it saves the step of hiring a contractor to do any of your interior work, which will save money as well.