Avoid the stress of Home Decor
Sometimes the idea of updating the look of a home comes with the mental image of huge dollar signs and the dread of construction teams tracking dirt through your half demolished house, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Below are a few simple and affordable home decor tips and tricks for any artistic skill level, and more importantly, any budget.
An updated look doesn’t have to cover the whole house in one sweep. Break down your plans into easy to manage bite-sized pieces before you begin. Having small, easy to finish projects provides easy pausing points for when life gets in the way and the upgrades end up on the back burner. This will allow you to take a break without leaving rooms looking only half-finished. For instance, start with rearranging the wall art. Whether you fill your walls with Impressionist artwork or pictures of family trips, changing the placement around the room can give the place a whole new feel, with your eye taking it all in, in a completely new way. If you’re feeling active, consider rearranging the furniture too.
While it’s great to check out crafting stores for inspiration, remember that those expensive pieces can usually be made at home for a fraction of the cost. If you’re one of the lucky artistically gifted, browse the internet for DIY tips and tricks to achieve professionally quality without paying the price. If sewing your own pillows seems a little out of your talents, don’t be discouraged, a lot of online sites like Etsy will have handmade items at affordable prices.
Keep it Simple
Consider what you are really looking for in a room before you begin. If a room is lacking, consider printing off large images on canvas or creating your own artwork for the walls. This can add renewed interest to a room without the hassle of completely repainting. It’s also good to remember that the smallest things can make a room seem brand new like some new pillows on the couch or a few cleverly hung mirrors in the halls. You don’t have to bring in all new furniture to bring new life to a room.
Remember that your home should be an extension of you. Don’t try to keep up with the Jones by filling your home with what you saw in a magazine unless it truly speaks to you and is something you want to see every day.
Updating the look of a home doesn’t have to be a huge investment. If all you’re looking for is something different to come home to every day, these tips will leave your home feeling fresh and your wallet feeling full.