So you bought a new home, and you want to give it a modern look. For many homeowners, the most challenging part of a new home isn’t the moving and unpacking; it’s the decorating. But in the absence of inspiration, they turn to magazines and television shows for guidance. Then they realize that they can never replicate a makeover like that on a small budget and resign themselves to a bare home.
A new home can easily cost a small fortune. That’s why prospective homeowners rely on home inspections to ensure that the structure built to last. But that doesn’t mean you also have to spend a lot to transform your new home.
With a bit of creativity and resourcefulness, you can give your home a new look on a modest budget. The secret is keeping most of the stuff you have while finding ways to make them look fresh and new.
- Rearrange the furniture
The fastest and cheapest way to change a room’s look and feel is to rearrange the furniture. You can optimize your current layout to improve usability and flow. For instance, if you have a large couch in the middle of the living room, moving it against the wall improves movement, frees up space, and makes your living room feel more open.
If you feel you can’t arrange your existing furniture in a way that improves the room, you don’t have to rush to the furniture store to get new ones. Maybe the object you need is in a different place, and all you need to breathe new life into a living space is to swap furniture pieces.
- Place mirrors
Mirrors are a quick and easy way to make smaller spaces feel bigger. A mirror or two along tight hallways and corridors can make it feel less restrictive. It also amplifies existing light, so placing a mirror near light sources can spread the light throughout the room.
- Use scents to your advantage
If your home already looks great, but you feel something is missing, maybe what you need is a new scent. The perfect scent can give your home character and make it feel more inviting.
For starters, you can place scent diffusers in strategic places around your home. Play with different scents as well: use invigorating scents for the living room and kitchen and a relaxing fragrance for the bedroom or bathroom.
- Repaint walls
Paint can radically change the way a room feels and looks. If your walls look a bit tired or dingy, a fresh coat of paint can make it feel fresher and lighter. Swapping a dark color for a lighter one can also breathe new life into a room. Feel free to experiment with different color combinations and patterns to make it a space more visually appealing.
These pointers will help you redecorate your home without spending a lot of money. But a home redecoration project isn’t just for aesthetics; it also allows you to flex your creative muscle and make your mark on your new home. Once you’re finished, your home will reflect your tastes and ideas.