We all want our homes to look stunning and incredible. But at the same time, and there’s no way around this, we don’t all have massive amounts of money to spend. Sure, some of us will have a few thousand each year to spend on a home and make it look gorgeous. But others will only have a few hundred and the rest may not have any cash to burn. If you’re in the latter group I feel your pain, I do. But I have good news. I think it’s possible to make your home look stunning no matter what kind of budget you’re working with. Whether your wallet is completely empty or if you’ve got got a few extra thousand to spend, I’ve got the ideas you need. So, let’s start with the worst case scenario.
No Money? No Problem!
If you’ve got no money to spend on your home decoration project, it doesn’t have to be a big issue. You can still have a gorgeous and glamorous home and you can start by just giving it a thorough clean. I know what you’re thinking. Cleaning my home isn’t going to magically transform it into a place with style. Okay, fair point but you’d be surprised by how great an effect a good home clean could give. Particularly if, like me, you tend to cut corners when you complete a typical weekly clean. If that’s the case, you might be amazed to find what the colour of your carpet should be. Or, just how many marks there are on your cream wall. When cleaning, remember to adopt the classic rule of top to bottom. Make sure that you start at the top and work your way down. For instance, clean the shelves knocking the dust onto the floor and then hoover it up. It’s worth thinking about using some serious equipment for cleaning as well. For instance, I quite like the effect a carpet cleaner has on my floor.
Aside from cleaning, you might also like to think about cleaning up some of the clutter in your home. If you have kids your home is going to be cluttered. There’s no doubt in my mind about that. With the best will in the world, kids almost always leave things scattered everywhere. So, clean up some of that clutter and I think you’ll immediately be a lot happier with your home and the way it looks.
Then we can think about the big change. You can consider adopting a minimalist design in your home. Do you love this idea? Well before you answer that maybe I should tell you what it is. Minimalist design simply means using the smallest amount of furniture to make your home look stunning and stylish. A minimalist design isn’t hard to achieve. You can see it in virtually every show home across the country. It’s the way you want your property to look before the sale. It makes the home look bigger and the decor look modern. Win, Win.
My final idea from free home decoration is DIY. By this I mean you can create beautiful, stylish accessories from things you have at home. An example of this would be a family collage. You can use pictures of your family and put them together in a collage for the wall. It looks cool and gives your home that personal touch.
A Little Cash Can Go A Long Way
I think this is the category most people are going to fall into. You’ve got a little money to spend on this type of project but not a massive amount. Due to this, you want to get the most from it that you can. Well first, little accessories can make your home a lot more stylish and they won’t cost a fortune. Let’s think about dining room as an example.
Hotel quality linen tablecloths are available to buy online and will make your dining room table beautiful. It dresses it up a little and gives it a touch of glamour. You can also purchase other cheap accessories such as candles. Just imagine having an evening meal with candle light. I think you can agree that paints quite a classy picture.
It’s these little things that don’t cost a lot that are going to have a huge impact on your home. Another possibility is buying art prints. Although you may have opted for a minimalist design, you still want a little decoration on your walls. You can buy classic art prints that will look great and better still; they are completely affordable. Depending on the style that you’re trying to achieve you can either purchase modern prints or classical pieces. It’s your choice.
If you have a tad more money in the budget, you may also want to look at different light fixtures. Your light fixtures might be looking rather old fashioned. If you want to modernise your home or a certain room this is the easiest way. A popular choice right now is to install built-in spotlights. These can accentuate different areas of a room, making points you’re proud of stand out.
The Lucky Ones
Finally, there will be people who have an absolute fortune to spend on their home decoration project. If you have more than a thousand, you’re not looking at decoration. You should instead be thinking about a renovation. More than a thousand is enough money to completely alter the look of a room.
A popular choice is to update the room flooring. For instance, you may want to opt for hardwood floors. Hardwood floors fit in with the minimalist design and as an added benefit require very little maintenance. But they are expensive to install. That said, I’m sure once you’ve got them you won’t regret the money you spent. You can find some great deals online as well to slice the cost down a little.
Or, you may want to focus on a specific room in your home like the kitchen. A complete kitchen renovation with the latest tech and style is going to cost quite a lot. But it will be worth it when you have a kitchen that looks like it’s been ripped straight from a decor magazine.
You see, it’s possible to make your home look stunning no matter what your budget. I hope you have fun with this project.