Decorating your home is exciting. A lick of paint and a few new accessories can transform a room. Of course, if you were to switch up your room’s decor every season, your wallet may take a hit. But it can be done for less with these tips and tricks.
Home trends are constantly evolving each season, and by taking inspiration from this home renovation guide we can see that this year is the return of colour: natural greens, bright yellows and deep blues. And don’t worry about breaking the bank; there are affordable ways to splash these colours in your home for less.
1, Paint one wall
Having a statement wall will cost less than painting the whole room; you can probably do one wall with one tin of paint. Decorating the single wall adds a statement to your room and will allow you to add colour to the space. Painting the one wall will also save time, another benefit if down the line you want to change it.
2, Use neutral colours on the walls
While painting the walls in your favourite colour is great and adds some of your personality and flair to a room, if you spend a lot of time in there, you may find that you’ll get bored of it – or the colour is no longer the seasonal trend. Instead, opt for neutral colours on your walls (white, cream, grey) and then accessorise in line with the trend.
3, Seasonal accessorising
Neutral colours pair perfectly with brighter hues. So if you’re trying to decorate your home for less, this is a great solution. Use throw cushions and blankets to add textures and colours to a room. Faux fur, chunky knits and striking metals, as the guide mentions, are favourites for this year and these accessories can be purchased for much less than redecorating the whole room. Once a trend and season changes, you can put the chunky knit throw away until next winter and replace it with the new must-have accessory for spring.
4, Where to shop
Choosing where to shop can save you a lot of money. For instance, head to the charity shop. You can find a few hidden treasures here and pay much less than you would from a store in a shopping centre (plus you’re helping a charity which is a bonus). Check out the online selling sites too and local online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace. You can even snap up some items for free.
5, Think smarter
If you want to transform your home further than a painted wall and a few new plants dotted around, there are even ways to save on tiles (hello new kitchen and bathroom). Vinyl tiles are set to become your new best friend – if you have some old tiles you want changing. Rather than ply off the old tiles and fit new ones, for a fraction of the time and money, you can give your tiles a whole new look with simple stick-ons – and they’re easy to change if and when you get bored of the pattern or colour.
We hope you can see now that decorating your home can be both fun and affordable, try out these tips and revamp your space for less.