After all the time we’ve spent in our homes since the pandemic started, it’s no surprise when the need to spruce it up comes along. Even if you spent countless hours when you first moved in honing your Pinterest aesthetic, spending all of your time indoors can quickly make things feel dull.
The thing is: It’s expensive to do.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of suggestions for you to give your home a makeover while spending the absolute minimum!
1. The Influence of Color & Design
Leftover paint that was abandoned in your storage can have a profound effect on a room. Spruce up your interiors by including colour, texture, and depth. You can paint an accent wall or even the ceiling if you don't have enough to paint the whole space. It's a good idea to paint the inside of your closets and bookcases. You can paint anything from an entire room to just one wall or even just a single piece of furniture. The best way to quickly and cheaply update the look of a space is with new paint.
Removable wallpaper is a great way to add some colour to your walls without damaging your landlord's walls. You only need a few sheets to update the look of your kitchen backsplash or to decorate a wall in your living room or bedroom. What's even better? You can keep it a secret from your landlord.
2. Display your collections.
Whether you're a serious collector or just the proud owner of some really gorgeous or unusual possessions, hiding them away in a dark corner is a waste of space. Get out the muffin tins, rolling pins, and serving utensils. Put your collections on full display by hanging them or putting them together on shelves, counters, and tables. Gather all of your candlesticks in one spot instead of having them spread out across the house.
3. Refresh the bedding.
If there’s one thing you should invest in, it’s new bedding! With the astounding life span of these products, you can be sure that you’re getting a bang for your buck.
Switch out those old sheets for some calming sheets in the shade Nimbus Cloud from Sonno made with eucalyptus sheets. With their soft and smooth to the touch, natural and eco-friendly, strong and long-lasting quality, you’ll revamp your room sustainably.
4. Accent your existing pieces
If you're in the mood for some DIY action, go through your decluttering piles for any extra buttons, lace, or fabric scraps.
These embellishments are perfect for giving drapes, cushions, and blankets a facelift.
Adding a ribbon as a finishing touch to your current curtains will completely transform their appearance. If you have a bag of extra buttons laying around, dig out the colourful ones and go to town decorating that old throw cushion.
5. Reexplore nature
Freshly cut flowers, branches, and any other organic or natural materials you may find will do the trick. Use tall glass vases to hold your floral arrangements and branches. Distribute your pebbles and pine cones across serving trays, platters, and large glass bowls. Spread these natural furnishings about your house for maximum effect.
As an add-on, fruit works perfectly. Incorporating it into a room is a great way to change the look and feel of the area. Citrus fruit is a great source of natural and quick colour that may be displayed in large jars, vases, or bowls. Make sure to switch out the fruit and remove any imperfect pieces regularly. When October arrives, it's time to replace citrus with apples, pumpkins, and gourds. Making your house feel more like a home doesn't have to break the bank if you make use of the many materials already present.
Get creative and use that pent up energy from being annoyed at your home to loving it again. Get your mates involved and make a day of it. It’s always great to be invited to a sip and paint (even if you’re painting walls!).
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