Maybe you inherited or bought a house that doesn’t have the kind of style you want. Or perhaps you have never had the budget to make the changes to your home that you have always envisioned. This short guide will walk you through the rooms of your house and the ways you can change them up and improve their décor on the cheap.
Improving the Bathroom
People spend a lot of time in their bathroom, probably more than they would like to admit. There is no need for this room to be drab and dreary. Some bathroom renovations may be in order to add some sparkle to this often homely room. You can go all out and hire a bathroom renovator to take out the fixtures and re-tile the floors, or you can make a few small changes to large effect.
Just changing a fixture or two, such as the sink and the toilet, can make a huge difference. Then purchasing a matching set of rugs, towels and covers can be a great way to spruce up the room without paying a lot. You don’t need to go for the whole bathroom renovation, if you would be just as happy with some small, budget-conscious changes.
Working on the Kitchen
The same holds true for the kitchen. Updating some pieces of equipment there and purchasing matching decor can go a long way towards improving the room’s appearance. Another cheap but effective atmosphere changer is to re-paper the walls. Find a nice print you are happy with and you can give your entire kitchen a whole new look for the cost of a nice meal. This works on the floor as well. Rather than retiling the entire floor, you could opt for linoleum. If you buy in bulk, you could put the linoleum in several rooms and save some cash.
Adding Flair to the Bedroom
Sprucing up your bedroom can also be done on the cheap. A new set of bed sheets and a comforter can make a world of difference. Hanging a few fine prints on the walls, finding curtains that give you the appropriate atmosphere and upgrading the carpeting can all be done for relatively cheap. Discount stores abound with these kinds of items, so long as you are willing to shop around.
When buying discounted décor for your home, it is important to look for items that appear to have some value but are actually made from less expensive materials. For example, great art prints do not have to be original works. Just buying a nice frame for a reprint is a great way to make it look even better. And you can find carpet with some incredibly detailed patterns that is actually very functional. It all depends on how much you are willing to shop around.