There will have been a time for all of us when we look around our home and feel uninspired. Our houses see a lot of living, especially if you have kids leaving fingerprints everywhere and two dogs as I have! So it’s no wonder they look a little worn out eventually. And if you have a small budget, getting that whole-home refresh can feel impossible. Thankfully, there are design tricks to help. Even if your ideas are much bigger than your budget. Whatever the reason you want to update your home might be; finally, you can achieve it. Get ready to fall in love with your home all over again after you make the most of these simple design tricks.
This design trick might sound like a faff. But it can make a massive difference to the way your home looks. Replacing door handles, taps, or appliances will transform a room without costing an arm and a leg.
Not only is this a cheap trick, but thanks to a saturated market, your options are endless. Brass handles for your kitchen will make it look trendy no matter how old it is. Ceramic options are great in bathrooms and create an eclectic look.
Make A Statement
You might have dreams of creating a feature wall. However, having a small budget is likely to put you off. But you don’t have to put your dreams on the back burner. You can achieve that statement wall even if you have to keep a tight hand on the purse strings.
Painting a wall your favorite colour is a cheap and straightforward design trick. Or go for an easy dot pattern that’ll require even less paint, and you can leave the walls as they are. If you don’t want to commit, look into stick-on wallpaper. There are loads of pattern options, they’re easy to remove, and they’re cheap. What’s not to love?
Replace worn pieces
There comes a time when our furniture has seen better days. Thanks to sandpaper and a lick of paint, refurbing them is easier than ever. But you might have a piece that is way past its sell-by date. Well, now’s the time to replace it.
That might sound counterintuitive to saving money, but you’ll likely have to replace it down the line anyway. Plus, it saves you time and money by not refurbishing it, only buying new a year down the line. When purchasing new, stick to one thing at a time. And push the boat out by going for quality.
If you really want to change your home, buy a statement piece like a round coffee table. It’ll transform the feel of the room and last you years to come.
Buying new should be your last option if you want to save the pennies. Instead, start by rearranging the furniture you already own. You’ll be surprised by home much a quick reshuffle will breathe new life into your home.
And don’t be afraid to pinch from other parts of the home. For example, maybe the cabinet that’s been living in your bedroom will look better in the kitchen? We often feel stuck with the setup we have. So get the drawing board out and play with a few options.
There’s no better way to change up your home on a budget than with plants. You can achieve a similar effect by creating a gallery wall, but it’ll cost you more. Plants are an easy design win. They add color, shape, texture and literally breathe new life into a space.
You might think they’d cost as much as artwork and pictures. But there are plenty of places you can go for inexpensive options. And if caring for a living thing puts you off, artificial options are an excellent second best while having a similar effect as the real thing.
Switch Soft Furnishings
Cheap and easy design tricks to refresh any home are to switch up your soft furnishings. Options on the market for cushions, curtains, rugs, and throws are endless. You’ll be able to achieve a whole new look on a shoestring budget. Thanks to the fact you’ll only need to buy 3 to 5 new things. Then hello home refresh!