Updating your home doesn’t need to be a gargantuan task that threatens to cost you more than the bricks and mortar themselves, if you use handy tips to good effect. You don’t need to start ripping out walls and hiring expensive professionals, so find out how you can transform the look and feel of your property, while leaving money in the bank.
The nose knows
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An eye for colour
That statement wall felt like a good idea a few years ago, but if you’re tired of the shade you chose, it might be time for a change. There are plenty of apps that let you upload a picture of your room, so you can see how various shades will look, so there’s no need for expensive tester pots or endless hours spent in a DIY shop anymore. Simply snap, simulate and choose before taking a weekend to apply a couple of coats of your new favourite colour. Make sure you swap out any coordinating accessories, such as sofa or dining chair cushions, too and the entire room will look brand new.
Unfurnished vs unfussy
Minimalism looks great but if your walls are left too bare they run the risk of being boring and lacklustre. Add some framed art and you’ll enjoy instant wow factor, without cluttering up your space. For larger unfilled surfaces, a gallery wall is a trendy addition and you could mount your TV among your prints to free up some floor space and enjoy a more contemporary aesthetic.
An appetite for something new
Kitchen makeovers are notoriously costly, but if you have simply fallen out of love with your cabinets and want something more ‘you’, you can just fit new doors and drawer fronts. You’ll save a fortune but still have everybody believing that you have splurged for a total refit. If your budget is on the extra modest side, why not replace your existing handles with something more interesting? Vintage handles are a cool idea, as long as you can get enough for the whole kitchen, or you could try your hand at some DIY leather strap handles that look seriously contemporary.
Let your style bloom
Houseplants have become something of an interior design must-have, which means that they have become surprisingly expensive, but only if you want to capture the urban jungle look immediately. If you have the patience to nurture some smaller green friends, buy fledgling plants and dot them round your home for a natural and cheerful vibe that will only get better with time. The more plants you have, the more your home will evolve, too, with flowering cycles changing the way every room looks throughout the year.
When your home feels in need of a makeover, it is usually because of a few dated or no longer enjoyable elements, meaning that you should be able to change them quickly and for not too much money. Don’t be afraid to experiment, make good use of design simulator apps and focus on sensory elements that pack the biggest punch for the smallest budget.