10 Affordable Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Place You’ll Love Coming Back to Every Day
Redecorating can be a complicated process. However, if one wants to play it smart, it's possible to change the living space without spending a truckload of money.
Bright Side found a few easy ways to make your house more comfortable and cozy without making a serious financial investment.
1. Use frames for more than just photographs
Use frames for unusual items. Try using a frame around an oversized mirror or a TV set. You can even make DIY frames for sockets and switches. This trick can make any interior look richer, turning an ordinary apartment into a chic palace.
2. Use space zoning
Discreet zoning in an interior adds coziness and a feeling of comfort and privacy to a home. There's no need to build fences or buy heavy bookcases and racks as a separating unit. It's enough to paint some walls into different colors or put linoleum on the floor. This trick is very useful for studios and small apartments.
3. Decorate ordinary things
Ordinary things can become the highlight of an interior if they are simply reworked a bit. A new chandelier costs a lot of money. As a cheaper option, paint the old domes and draw something on the bulbs - you'll gain a cool designer piece that will make your guests look up more often. You can do the same thing with plain dresser drawers.
4. Change the headboard
A bed is a focal point in any bedroom - it is the most dominant part of the design of the room. Put more focus on the headboard and you'll see how the whole interior can change.
5. Change door knobs
Shops are full of creative accessories. Take advantage of this by changing the doorknobs and handles of wardrobes, cupboards, and dressers. It won't take a lot of time and will take your home's coziness and uniqueness up a notch.
6. Highlight the things you can't hide
Many interiors have pieces that spoil the whole look of a room, but can't be removed. In the majority of cases, people try to hide or disguise these eye-sores. If there is an old radiator for example, you can turn it into an art-piece by simply painting it boldly. If there are some wires sticking out of a wall, they can be arranged into a pattern that's interesting to look at.
7. Going higher
If there is a lack of space that you feel can only be remedied by moving to a different apartment, then an ordinary ladder may save the day. Don't be afraid of placing high shelves right under the ceiling. There will be no dust and you'll get significantly more space.
8. Change skirting boards
Modern skirting boards are made of plastic and everyone can afford them. They can be painted, put on the walls, or they can even cover sharp angles. Well-chosen skirting boards look like luxurious moldings, adding chicness to any interior.
9. Don't make ceilings complicated
Sometimes, the simplest and cheapest option is the right one. Don't bother using suspended and tensioned ceilings: they cost a lot and steal 4-7 cm of a room's height. Instead of complicating things, simply prime the ceiling and paint it. Buy some beautiful lighting with the money you'll have saved.
10. Create illusions
Mirrors are the best helpers when creating the art of illusion. Put several mirrors on one wall - they will replace any other type of decoration and will be a good alternative to photographs, posters or pictures. Moreover, they will add more light and volume to the interior, which is especially useful in small apartments.
Bonus: 3D floor designs
3D floors are often used in bathrooms. They are made by using layers of epoxy resin in order to create the feeling of a 3D picture. This design definitely adds volume and depth to the interior and will surprise and puzzle anyone who steps into your bathroom.
The main tip: don't be afraid to break the rules and show your individuality! There's always a way to leave some space for new ideas. If you have any cool ideas on improving the interior without spending a lot of money, share them with us in the comments.