Decorating the home doesn't have to be heavy on pocket. With creative and simple ideas, beautifying a home is very easy. We have curated some ideas to refresh the existing look of your house with minimum or no investment. There is an idea for every budget taste so we hope that you are inspired to try it out. The main objective is achieve a fresh and new look that won't require a lot of money to be spent.
1. Rearrange the furniture
You read it right, sometimes there is no need to spend that extra buck, you just need to make an extra effort to move the furniture around, but it's definitely worth the trouble. The living room is a good place to try as the loose furniture can be moved relatively easily compared to beds or built in units. The new setup will give you space to place decorative items and maybe also more movement space; all you need to do is a little visualisation before hand.
2. Create a focal point
Creating a focal point always adds interest to the space. the focal wall or area will take away attention from other areas of the room. For example, a tv unit is often the point of interest in a living room so it is a good idea to make this wall the focal wall for this reason.
Creating a focal point in a room can help to make decorating cheaper. This is because the focal wall or focal area will take away the attention from other areas of the room. For example, in a living room, the main focus is often the television and many modern homes often make the TV wall the focal wall for this reason.
An alternate idea is to convert a boring wall to an interesting one .
3. Change the upholstery
The same old living room furniture tends to get boring after a while, but its doesn't mean that you have to buy a new sofa to achieve a new look. Changing the upholstery is a pocket friendly way to change the vibes of the room. It is also environment friendly and there is nothing wrong with it.
4. Create a green wall
Proper green wall structures can be expensive but a DIY version is a better idea. Attaching a few potted plants to the wall with some wooden slabs or a wire mesh rack is actually quite inexpensive way to create a green wall. Adding some lights to it brings in another focal wall concept to life. For more ideas read our must have indoor plants at home.
5. New curtains
New curtains can be customised as per your windows' size for a relatively cheap price, specially in India where there are many local vendors whom you can provide fabric of your choice. Best way to do it is to select a colour or a pattern that gels well with the rest of the room and then have it tailored according to the windows.
6. Switch the carpets around
Carpets are not just decorative but they also make a room more cozy. Different types of carpets in a room create an interesting effect, if there are several carpets in your home, just switching around some -like interchanging the bedroom with living room ones can completely change how to room feels . Carpets define a particular space, so changing the design or size of the carpet makes the room look visually bigger or more tied up.
7. Decorate the corridors
Most neglected spaces are corridors and hallways of a home when it comes to decoration. Framed family pictures on the hallway wall is a beautiful way of creating a warm, welcoming and homely atmosphere as soon as you step inside the house. This can be very comforting if you often come to an empty house.
8. Coloured lights
Lights create an instant change in mood and atmosphere in any room. Coloured lights change the vibe of the room. A little funky little in the bedroom can act as a mood lighting. The coloured lights even can change the colour of the sofa and curtains making the room look quite different.
Wallpaper can be a wallflower or it could just be the most decorative element in the room, depending on what designs we use. Wallpaper doesn't necessarily need to be a series of monotonous patterns, it could also be a huge image or custom design prints that seem to pop out of the wall like the one in pictured here.
10. Framed mirrors
Framed mirrors are often not too expensive and they look great anywhere, especially when placed when highlighted with proper lighting. Mirrors can be used to reflect decorative elements such as a beautiful vase of flowers on the opposite side of the room.
11. Fake flowers
Some of the high quality fake flowers can look quite real and they can last a very long time making it a budget friendly way of decorating when compared to real flowers. Moreover, they hardly require any care or maintenance other than cleaning them at regular intervals.
13. Pendant lamps
Pendant lamps are in vogue and bring charm to the space while being functional. There are so many beautiful and elegant ones to choose from. They also do not cost a lot and will definitely make your space light up.
There are many other ways that can be used to changed the look and feel of the room, but the ones mentioned above seem to have the most effect.