Decorating your home can give you a fresh look in your favorite space. Unfortunately, decorating is often very expensive. If you are on a tight budget, there is no reason you can't start redecorating and improving different spaces in your home.
Here are some easy ways to upgrade the look and style of your home without dipping too much into your savings:
Paint an Accent Wall
While paint is a little more work, it is definitely worth investing time in. Painting every room in your house can get pricey, but why not just paint an accent wall? You can give your living room a brand new look simply by painting one of the walls a different color. You can choose what wall you want to become your accent wall, such as the wall you see when you first walk in, or the wall where you have a fireplace.
It creates a more interesting and colorful space. Plus, for a single wall, you probably won't need more than a gallon of paint.
Refinish Old Furniture
If you have old furniture you are no longer happy with, you don't have to throw it away and buy brand new furniture. There is a lot you can do with those furniture pieces to create new pieces for your home. For example, if you have old and cheap side tables that no longer reflect your style, why not repaint them? You just need to strip the paint, sand them down, then choose a new color for the tables. You would be shocked how different a little table looks when going from a faded wood color to a bright aqua or trendy gray shade.
Sew Linen and Curtains
Linens and curtains sometimes seem like an inexpensive purchase, but not when you consider how much you need. Think about the cost of a curtain panel and that a single in your window could require two or more panels.
This adds up really fast. However, if you have a sewing machine, you can learn basic techniques that let you sew your own curtains. All you need to pay for is the material. You can also sew other linens, such as sofa slipcovers, duvet covers, and tablecloths.
Choose Interesting Accessories
If you don't want to shell out the money it costs for accessories like bookends and wall art, you can get creative and use somewhat unusual items for decorating your home. For example, you can get some pieces of driftwood and seashells to create artwork for the wall that fits in a beach theme. You can take flowers and leaves from your own yard, dry them, and add them to a blank canvas.
Any type of heavy object can be turned into a bookend. If you find a paperweight or outdated accessory at your local thrift store, spray paint it to look new and add it to your bookshelf.