Are you looking to give your home a makeover but haven’t got much spare cash available? Well, don’t worry there are lots of things you can do to give your home a chic new look without spending much money. By using a mixture of DIY skills and some bargain hunting along with a bit of creativity you can completely revamp any living space without the need to dip too deeply into your bank account. In this article, we will have a look at five different options of how you can freshen up any living space on a budget.
Lookout for Freebies
People will often give all kinds of furniture away for free, rather than having to look for skip hire in Sheffield or elsewhere to dispose of the items. As a result, you can find all manner of furniture online if you are prepared to have a look. This includes large items such as sofas, dining room tables and beds along with a range of miscellaneous smaller objects. Quite often the only requirement is that you are able to collect these items from the seller. Places like Facebook marketplace and Gumtree are full of good deals not only freebies but there are lots of nearly new items at bargain prices.
One of the best ways to change the look of any space is by repainting. Whether that is walls, woodwork or even floors, a fresh coat of paint will not only brighten up a room but give it a completely different vibe. Try researching the colours that are in vogue at the time to make sure you get that modern feel. Paint is relatively inexpensive in the greater scheme of things and painting is one DIY skill that most people seem quite adept at.
Up-cycle Existing Furniture
One great way of updating the look of your home on a budget is by up-cycling existing furniture. Have a look at things like chests of drawers, chairs, tables and kitchen cupboards. Think about adding a bit of colour or do a bit of stencilling to give the piece a completely different look and feel. There are lots of things you can do to resurrect that tired piece of furniture that you were going to throw away. Try looking on the internet or in magazines if you need inspiration as they are full of good ideas for things you can do.
Change Your Soft Furnishings
Things like cushions, throws and curtains can make a real statement when it comes to decorating a room. Hang on a minute curtains are not cheap you may say, well they can be if you make them yourself. Many people have basic sewing skills that will allow them to make a pair of curtains, and along with material all the other components such as brass eyelets and hooks can be easily found both on the high street shops and online.
The correct lighting can completely transform the mood in any room at literally no cost at all. Things like new lampshades or stylish matching table lamps can reinvigorate any room. Think about where you place lamps to ensure they give maximum effect. Don’t forget cleverly done lighting can give a feeling of increased space in a room.
Now there are undoubtedly many other things you can do to refurbish your home without spending lots of money, but we think the 5 things we have listed above will give you a good start.