A home is a place of comfort and relaxation. A place you can be yourself and enjoy the company of your family. We decorate and redecorate our homes to keep pace with changing trends or just to spice things up. Doing so we end up spending a lot of money which could have been put to other use.
Homes are definitely worth the money we spend on making them look good, inviting and fun. But there are other ways to do that without breaking the bank. In this article, we shall be looking at ways to beautify a home on a low budget.
Before we begin, let’s find out the most important areas of the home when it comes to redecoration. The first is the living or sitting area, then the kitchen and then the bedroom (these are my top three areas).
THE LIVING AREA
The living area has one sole purpose, to be the soul of the home. It is the one place where everyone can come together and enjoy each other’s company. It is a place of relaxation and should be as comfortable as can be. So why not make it the most beautiful place in the home as well?
Decorating living areas can be tricky because if you fail it makes everything else in the home look drab. There are 3 easy things to deal with when it comes to the living area; lighting, space, and color.
Lighting is quite easy to deal with. If your home has a lot of natural light, then ensure that you keep it that way. Light makes everything look way better. It’s not such a bad idea to have windows that allow the warm sunshine bathe your living room in light.
Having a spacious living area is a must but we know that this is not always the case. You can easily achieve this by re-arranging your stuff in a way that does look cumbersome. You can make use of a bookcase to stack your books and smaller items. Another way to make your living area look bigger is to use a BIG bedroom rug.
This might sound a bit strange but it does work. Having a huge rug in your living room makes the place look better and bigger. In case you are wondering how to find a huge rug, don’t bother much. You can stack the same similar smaller rugs side by side to make a big one or if you are looking to shake things up, you can use different rugs together.
Now about color. I know everyone has their preferences when it comes to color but it is a given that brighter colors make the place look more open and darker colors do the exact opposite. So when it comes to color just choose wisely to complement the look of the room.
A kitchen is a place for primarily cooking and eating but it is also a place to entertain and socialize. It’s essential to have a kitchen that can perform all these functions.
It is important that every home has a kitchen that offers the dual functionality of cooking and entertainment. It is wise to restructure the kitchen space to make the most out of it. Whether you are tearing down your kitchen to fit a new one, or just considering a do up of your kitchen, it pays to enliven the style and make the kitchen the liveliest place in the house.
Revamping the kitchen is a clever way to increase the worth of your home. For the kitchen, the main areas to tackle are space and arrangement. Aside from the heavy duty stuff such as the refrigerator, cooker, dishwasher, cabinets, and others, everything is movable. Use this as an opportunity to re-arrange things so that the kitchen gives off the illusion of being more spacious than it actually is.
Another thing to look out for is the ambiance of the kitchen, light helps a lot in this regard as well as a good paint job. Be conscious of that and let it guide you to choose the kind of ambiance you want for your kitchen.
It is estimated that the average person spends up to a third of their lives in bed. Why not make the bedroom as fun as you want it then? And as it is the most intimate room in the house, it’s a green light to be adventurous and really dig into your creative recesses. It’s an opportunity to showcase your personal style and create a look you totally love.
When it comes to the bedroom, there is a whole array of styles and themes to choose from. Whether you seek a cool and relaxing space or a comfy hotel-style bedroom, make a list of everything you want to, from finding the perfect bed to choosing an impeccable color scheme.
Enrich the mood and setting with a cautiously thought lighting scheme. Be sure to complement both sides of the bed with lighting for bedtime reading and augment the style of the room with a lovely overhead light.
To conclude I would like to suggest that you get resourceful. It’s great to work on a budget alright, but being resourceful will open a whole new avenue to beautify your home without spending a dime. It is about time you learned a new craft that you can easily use to upgrade old stuff lying around and turn them into masterpieces for your home.
It is all well and good do these things by yourself, but if you run into trouble, seek the expertise of a professional. Sites offering job postings for employers can help you get in touch with the best people to help resolve your issues. If they aren't helpful, you can always ask to leave. I wish you the best of luck in your creative decorative venture. Remember Simple is Beautiful.