“ The king of creativity is when you create masterpieces on a low budget “
Every person can amp up their living space by painting the walls in beautiful colors and redesigning spaces with spectacular pieces of furniture. But not all owners have the affordability to hire an interior designer or architect to redesign their space. Maybe you want to beef up your interior design with furniture and accessories, but your pocket just seems a bit small at the moment.
But fear not as we humans are blessed with the power of creativity. With a little mix of persistence, you can decorate your interior spaces with the lowest of budgets. To serve as a starter, we have put together 30 steps that will make your living space well decorated.
Cleanliness is the best decoration :
Keeping your house clean will keep the living space fresh and give your mind a sense of peace. Moreover, a clean house does not cost a lot of money, but just small efforts at consistent periods of time. In all seriousness, a regularly cleaned house is always better than a filthy house fitted with gold plated furniture and etched marble flooring. Be sure to keep your house clean at all times!
Organization and the art of uncluttering :
Once you are done cleaning your house, it is time to sort things according to their use. Keeping things organized will amplify the freshness factor of your house by a lot of metrics. Throw away unused things and keep your most frequently used items within reach to prevent confusion and enable a decluttered and neat house.
Go for hardwood if carpets are out of reach :
Shopping for the perfect colored carpet made out of the best material can be a bit daunting at first, but with some resources, it can be made easy and a fun shopping experience. If you, however, do not have the money to buy solid carpets, you should definitely go for hardwood as a flooring option. They look solid and can last for a longer period of time with very minimal maintenance.
Use ample lighting :
There is a reason why lighting is a very important factor for cinematographers, videographers and anyone handling a camera. Proper lighting is what elevates the beauty of an object in the eyes of a cameraman. Our eyes are the biggest source of a natural camera and it is really important to have ample lighting in your house. This will be appreciated by your eyes and provide your senses with delight.
Opt for LED lights :
By stating the importance of lighting, we understand that it may sometimes take a toll on your purse to buy and install a ton of lighting fixtures. LED lights, however, are a great source of lighting that can be bought at comparatively low rates. Even though they may seem to sport a little hefty price tag at times, their spectacular life period makes it a worthy investment.
Consider rearranging :
Decoration can sometimes mean rearranging furniture and accessories in a new format. This keeps things fresh and appealing to your eyes. Moreover, this is the cheapest and quickest form of decoration you can obtain for your house.
Give attention to detail :
Things like small pieces of silverware in the kitchen, frame art beside the staircase, cabinets beside beds and chairs in the living area are small things that can bring in a lot of difference to the perspective of a room. These small accessories and furniture add-ons can bring in a lot of beauty to the room that might otherwise seem vague.
Crown moulding :
Crown Moulding is the beautiful add-on placed between the edges in the interior part of the roof. These mouldings are pretty cheap and add a lot of character to each room when used in the right size and color.
Consider Artwork :
The artwork you consider for your house need not be the work of a well-established artist. You can buy them off the struggling artist you pass by on a daily basis. You can also buy them off a roadside vendor. You can even get the piece of art from your 10-year-old nephew. In reality, the piece of art is the one that matters, not the artist.
Use wall-mounted/minimal Television furniture :
Wall-mounted television sets along with a wall-mounted piece of furniture can bring in a lot of free space as well as save money on furnishing costs. Keeping it minimal will save you floor space and money at the same time.
Add some pillows to those sofas :
Adding pillows to your sofa sets can bring a new level of evocativeness and a sense of added comfort. It is more like killing two birds with one stone. You can use them as a piece of decoration for your sofa in your living space.
Use colorful pillow and sofa covers to bring out the character :
If you are gonna get pillows for your sofa set’s, you might as well dress them up with colors that complement the paint schemes and the overall color of your sofa. Be a little creative and doll them up in bright colors and these pillows will look stunning.
Be selective about the color of your paint :
If you plan on leaving your room unfurnished or even a little devoid of essential furniture, choose a color that is not very bright. Make sure you choose colors with the purpose of your room in mind.
Leave no windows untreated :
Always get a good looking window treatment such as a curtain or a shade for your windows, they are small additions that bring out a lot of character in a room. Window treatments are another cheap way to bring character and evocativeness into the room.
Fix the curtains a little higher :
When you do not have a lot of furniture or accessories in your room, use high rise curtains to bring in a sense of largeness to your room. These are curtains fitted near the ceiling of a room and span till the bottom of the window.
Use posters and quality stickers :
Whoever said that posters and stickers are just for immature people, is a liar. There are tons of posters to scout out on the internet and in the e-commerce sites. They can be bought off in brilliant colors and can also be framed to serves as a classy piece of decoration. yes, you heard that right, posters can also be classy!
Cover old furniture with covers :
Old pieces of furniture can have dents and cracks that may seem a little dull. But most of you would not wish to throw away that 2-year-old sofa, just because the material has got a few wrinkles on it. You can always buy fresh covers to make them look brand new
Repaint old pieces of furniture :
If you are the person who does not prefer covering up furniture with covers or other material, then painting might be a brilliant alternative. All you need is a complementing paint, some brushes, and little strokes here and there to amp up the seemingly old piece of furniture, into something spectacular.
Fix and Replace the small things :
The broken faucets and the cabinets with missing handles are all deserving of fixing and in some critical cases, worthy of replacement. There ain’t a single person to admirably look at a broken thing. To add on to the look, they are also highly inefficient. Find ways to fix them as they will enhance the neatness of the room.
Use that space under the stairs :
There was a reason harry potter lived under the stairs for most of his teen life. It was a useful space that seemed underutilized and was offered to him by his aunt and uncle. Maybe the space below the stairs is not suitable for placing your mattress and sleeping, but it can serve pretty well to keep your dressers and drawers hidden from sight.
Partition shelves that are multipurpose
Partition shelves help in separating two spaces in the same room. They can be used in a multipurpose manner by enabling them with shelves to place decorative objects. They are multipurpose, low on cost, and highly functional.
Foldable shoe racks :
Not only are they highly affordable, but these shoe racks can also keep your living space neat and uncluttered, as they hide them away when folded inside. They are elegant pieces of furniture that help you save your shoes inside your living space without the accompaniment of dirt.
Use mirrors to create a feeling of largeness :
Mirrors are another cheap source of house decoration that adds the magic of largeness in your living space. They reflect light to keep your room filled with color and brightness. Mirrors can be used in narrow pathways and small rooms.
Floating wall mounted shelves :
Wall-mounted shelves are another great way to place your decorative pieces along the wall and save your space. Plus it keeps your floor space free and helps in keeping the living area clean and uncluttered.
Get some small plants :
Plants are the best way to bring life to a room. These green little beings also keep the air fresh by pulling in toxins and manufacturing fresh oxygen.
Use Candles and live flowers to bring freshness :
Candles and flowers can also be sued on an occasional basis to improve the mood of a room and to increase excitement when you need it. Live flowers add a breath of freshness when you want to amplify the mood.
Well maintained laundry area doesn’t hurt :
A laundry area is a place that is mostly unkept in most residential homes. Investing in quality baskets and cabinets for storing your laundry is a great way to keep it organized and decorated
Do it Yourself :
Experiment with designs and maybe do some carpentry by yourself. Look at some videos or maybe read a blog to design your own furniture from scratch. This may serve as a great reminder of your capabilities ad creativity as a self-proclaimed artist.
Be selective about where you shop for covers, curtains, and bedding :
You can shop for covers and other sheets at a much lower price in some places. Browse through the internet and even the local newspaper to find sales that are going nearby. Buy in bulk and store them for use in the future.
Use multipurpose furniture :
Multipurpose furniture is the best piece of furniture that can do more than one thing functionally. Beds with drawers, chairs that can be used as tables and sofa-cum beds are a great way to minimize cost and use that money for decorating your spaces.
We hope this added some value to your life and helped you decorate your house within a budget.