Most of us feel our home interior is not up to the mark at one time or another. You look around and think that the trends you tried out last year don’t feel fresh anymore, or the wall paint is now starting to look drabby and dull. Whatever the reason is, a change is necessary. According to Statista, 82% of millennials find home decoration very important.
However, changes can be costly, and without realizing a simple home renovation project can cost the homeowners thousands of dollars.
Luckily, there are quite a few interior design updates you can try that will make a big difference in the aesthetics but won’t cost you a lot of time and money.
What are they?
Let’s find out in the guide below!
Add Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are like makeup for any room of the house – especially the living room. You can simply switch and swap them up depending on your mood and the season. They are just so uplifting and can brighten the decor of any room without breaking the bank.
If you feel your living space is looking a little dull, consider throwing in a few pillows in vibrant colors to uplift the interior. You can also add in texture by going for pillows with artistic prints for the boho touch.
These days you can find pillows in any design, color, material, and shape, so don’t shy away from playing around with the available products to add the wow factor to your room.
Lift it With a Rug
Similar to throw pillows, rugs add the extra oomph you need without putting in too much time and effort. They are also cost-effective, and you can purchase them in various designs and styles to match your mood and the aesthetics of your living space.
Rugs also have the remarkable ability to add warmth and definition to the room they are in. So if you are looking to add a refined touch to your room, there is no better way to do it than with a new rug.
Besides colors and patterns, consider the placement of the rug when choosing a new one. While a straight and uniform look is a staple way of laying the carpet, you can experiment and go diagonally to bring additional movement and visual interest to the room.
You can also think beyond the floor and put up a handwoven rug to brighten the interiors. The rug on the wall will not only enhance visual interest but also add a statement to your rather dull walls.
Give Love to the Walls
Speaking of walls, no one likes to look at plain, dull walls all day. Especially now that we are spending more time indoors, thanks to the pandemic, the bare walls can give you a feeling of gloominess.
Well, worry not! When it comes to decorating the walls, there are endless possibilities that are more refreshing than others.
For starters, you can artfully arrange a couple of floating shelves to showcase some of your favorite knick-knacks and books. You can also add a big piece of statement art or create a chic and sophisticated look with split canvas prints of your favorite memory.
A fresh coat of paint is another way to bring life to the room and the rather dull walls. According to experts, interior painting has many benefits besides uplifting the mood. For example, a new coat of paint increases the value of your home. It also removes the allergens from the room and improves air quality for the people living inside.
You can choose to be a little adventurous while selecting the paint colors for your home. While white and off-white remain to be a staple choice of colors and bring much-needed warmth to the interiors, don’t neglect other colors in the palette. You never know; a risky choice may become the color that brings the change you want in your living space.
Give your Windows a Treatment
Consider the windows of your room as the frame and give them something new to wear every now and then for a renewed look. Remember that a simple change such as a new curtain can completely transform the look of your room and bring a refreshing change.
Just like the paint color, be a little bold with the choice of curtain you select for your room. If you had neutral color curtains before, swap them with something a little brighter. Go for prints and material that is in contrast with the curtain your windows were wearing before the change.
Other options are also there if you are not a fan of curtains. How about Roman blinds or rollers for a sophisticated look? As we said before, the options are endless, and all you have to do is be a little creative with your choices to spruce up your home on a small budget.
Bring the Outdoors in
Since many of us are spending a lot of time indoors, consider adding a natural element to your home. Spice up your living area by putting potted indoor plants (that can survive indoors) on the coffee table, bookshelves, and even the bathroom for a spa-type look.
Even trees can thrive in humid areas, so if you have a green thumb, you can also think about putting up your favorite tree in BIG planters and placing it indoors for a remodeled look of your home.
We also love the idea of a green wall indoors. Simply choose a few vines that grow vertically and create a green wall in your living room for a refreshing and changed look.
And if all fails, just take a bunch of your favorite flowers and create a stunning centerpiece with the bouquet to uplift your mood.
Update the Lights
If your ceilings are still sporting the decade-old light fixtures, then now is the best time to revitalize them with something more modern. Swapping out ceiling fixtures is simple, even for a novice, and is a great way to update the room.
This is also an excellent time to rearrange the table and floor lamps you already have thrown around the house. Have your eyes on an antique lamp or a retro shade? Well, don’t resist the urge any longer, as a new shade or table lamp will make your room feel like brand new.
Also, consider redirecting your existing lighting to highlight particular features of your room. For example, putting small lights above a photo frame can immediately enhance its effect. You can also invest in a large chandelier above the coffee table to bring instant highlight to the whole living room area.
As you can see, there are many ways to improve the interior of your home without putting a dent in your budget. Try these tips and enjoy a newly renovated home in the most inexpensive manner possible.