Have just had a loft conversion done in my London home, I thought you might like to know how I managed to decorate it on a budget. Here are my tips.
Decorating a house, whether it’s a new house starting from scratch or just time to redecorate for Spring, can be fun and exciting. A person’s home reflects who they are but decorating can leave a person overwhelmed and short on cash. Luckily there are ways to spruce up a home doing small, inexpensive things.
Paint, supplies and decorations can cost into the thousands if people don’t know how to cut expensive corners! Most people don’t want or have that kind of money to spend on decorating but still want to put their own stamp on their home.
First and foremost, the most important element is paint. Putting color on the walls can do wonders for a room. It can be a relaxing tan or sage for a bedroom or a bold red, burnt orange or blue for an office. Color gives a room instant pizzazz and personality and it’s generally the first thing guests notice. Even if nothing else is done in a room, color is a necessity.
Many people don’t have the funds to buy new furniture especially every time they feel like changing a room's theme. If you can't afford one of these low-priced beds, sofa covers are the key to “new” furniture for a new house or just to jazz up what is already there for a quick, inexpensive change. The covers come in all different colors, sizes, fabrics, and shapes and instantly give furniture a new lease on life. Buying a plaid sofa cover can give a living room an instant country cottage theme or red can give a funky, alternative vibe.
Window coverings are a small part of decorating but can make a huge impact. Dozens of styles, colors and lengths are easy to find or also easy to make for people who are handy with a sewing machine. Curtains or other window coverings give an otherwise bare room a warm, comfortable feel. A room can still appear bare with color on the walls and curtains can diminish that feeling. Sheer, colored curtains will give a room a light and airy feel while patterned curtains can mix up the appearance of all solid colors.
Last but not least are the final touches like throw pillows, wall hangings and bed spreads. Wall hangings can be anything from framed pictures or clocks to sconces or shelves. Bedspreads and pillows can bring a whole room together and add the last layer of personal touch. If a room is a bright color maybe make pillows or the bed spread an understated color or vice versa.
Bed-in-a-bag is a great inexpensive way to make a bed look put together. These sets come with a bedspread, a top/flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and pillow cases. It's a sure fire way to give a room that "put together look" along with some personality.