If you’re looking to redecorate your home, it’s sometimes difficult to come up with ideas on how to do it without spending the equivalent of a small country’s gross domestic product. We know it’s hard to do it for less – have you ever seen how much they spend Great Design?!
Whether you’re just planning to give the place a top-to-bottom coat of fresh paint, or you’re looking to start all over again from scratch, there are ways and means to stick to a budget… if you know how.
Here’s our pick of the best do-up tips!
Create That Small Space Big
Don’t worry, we’re not talking about tearing down a wall or adding an extension to the side of your house or anything really crazy and ambitious – those are expensive solutions!
Instead, all you need to do is make a small space feel bigger. There are many different ways in which you can achieve this. One such method is to change the floor to a lighter color, whether it’s in carpet, lino, tile, wood or what have you. Couple this with a focal point at the end of the room farthest from the door and you’ll have a space that seems enormous in comparison!
Don’t panic if you like darker floors – instead of lightening, throw a large mirror at the far end of the room. The reflection of the inside of the room will make it wider appears to be twice the sizeand it will also add additional light to the process.
Now you might think that cleanliness has nothing to do with the apparent size of a room, but give us a chance to convince you and we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results.
Even if you just finished redecorating, or the furniture is brand new, your home will feel cluttered and claustrophobic if it looks like a bomb pit. Honestly, the easiest (and cheapest!) way to freshen up a space is to spruce it up a bit.
Get rid of unnecessary clutter and things you don’t use anymore, then destroy the vacuum cleaner. Vacuum everywhere, then wipe off the dust. After all that, just light a scented candle and it’s like a whole new place!
We’ve mentioned focus points before, but if you’re unsure about them, here’s how they work.
The focal point provides something that people will focus their attention on, subconsciously. You want to be bold with your choices – colorful is the best! There are many options available to you; we recommend visiting Hunter in the House and take your choice of their choices.
They work best at the ends (some cute curtains maybe), or in the middle of the room (a kitsch coffee table might do the trick). A brightly colored sofa is one solution for the bold and bold, but throw pillows work just as well.