I have always been the creative type. Although I spend a lot of my time mixing and matching outfits, I also love decorating my home. Of course, you can’t compare redecoration with styling outfits, but it still puts my creativity to work, which is great. And I wanted to train as an Interior Designer once upon a time.
There’s nothing as comforting as walking into beautifully furnished rooms. But when you talk about redecorating, most people think that it means a huge strain on your budget. The truth is that you don’t have to spend so much money to have a gorgeous home.
Little tweaks here and there, simple additions, and a good dose of creativity are all you need to have a divinely decorated home that everyone will admire. In this post I’m going to share with you some of the redecorating tips that will inspire you to give your home the jazz, glitz and glamour it needs.
- Take a good look at what you have
Shocked? One of the most inexpensive ways to redecorate your home is to use what you have. Are there some pieces of furniture, pictures or decorative items that you can move to a different room?
Reshuffling your furniture and home accessories around is all you need to give your home a fresh look. Is there a coffee table that you keep in the study that will look great in the living room? Or throw pillows you keep in the guest bedroom that will match the sofas in the living room?
Take a day off and move the furniture around and see if it’ll work out. Don’t stop with the furniture! Try swapping curtains, rugs or even vases for a different look!
- Invest in some house accessories
The little things can make the greatest difference! Home accessories like new lampshades, table settings, or flower arrangements can make your room really different. The accessories don’t have to be expensive. Simple ornaments can work wonders and the good thing about this is they don’t cost so much.
A good tip is to find accessories that will fit the general theme or colour scheme you’re trying to achieve in each room. Play around with colours and textures of different accessories.
- Refurbish second-hand pieces
Yard sales, auction houses, and second-hand stores hold treasures that will look amazing in your home and easy on your pocket. But here’s a gentle warning: don’t get carried away with colours or fabrics. Let the shape and structure of the home items guide your choices. This is because you can always refurbish those pieces to your taste.
Old but nicely shaped furniture can be styled to look like timeless pieces that will add the charm to your home. Worn wood or dull looking items could be polished, varnished or repainted to look brand new.
- Put up pictures
Remember the saying “A picture’s worth a thousand words”? It also makes your house look like a million bucks. A beautiful picture hung in a prominent part of the house can give your home an uplift. We have many pictures on walls and I am looking to add more. I think pictures make a house a home.
Play around with a collage of family photos or nature pictures. There are fabulous original pieces that go for a bargain. However, there’s really no need to go over the top by covering your all your walls with pictures. One or two well placed pictures in your home can make your home vibrant and full of life.
So there you have them; my budget friendly redecorating tips. Do you have any tips to add?
These are some great tips, here. I love that first photo – is that your house?!
No it isn’t. I wish it was though, lol.
Some good tips, I too think wall galleries are an easy and cheap way to redecorate on a budget.
I love these tips! I’m always redecorating my room but keeping it on a tight student budget! I actually enjoy it as a challenge! Haha x
I agree most of us thing redecorating is about buying new things and having a huge budget but repurposing is a great way to start
Yea it is Miranda.
I find some paint and new accessories works wonders if you are on a tight budget
Yea true. Fab tip.
Little accessories and new pictures can really make a difference and so cheap too!
Yea they make a massive difference.
Agreed with every tip. And yes a nice picture brings a total new feel to the room.
Yea it does Madeeha x
Upcycling! Although admittedly I haven’t done much of it myself. I keep planning to, but never seem to get around to doing it. Love your ideas.
Great tips. We are moving soon and I am already planning on repainting some old furniture to create nice new looking pieces x
Ah cool x
Often doing a deep clean on a room once or twice a year which gives you the opportunity to clean in places you don’t usually also gives you the chance to move things round a little.
Washing the skirting and curtains, deep cleaning the sofa or/and carpets or hardwood floors etc. will give your room a lovely lift too
Fab tips Carol..
Fab tips. I love a good room makeover. I don’t need much of an excuse to go and buy home accessories 🙂 x
Thanks Jayne x
Very helpful tips here, I usually buy things from a charity shop as I like retro stuff
Pictures and mirrors can make such a big difference. We’re just about to move, so I am looking forward to making things look different in a new loaction. And, of course, searching for lots of new bits! x
I meant ‘location’! Long week! Haha x
Yea they do make a bug difference. Good luck searching x
I love all of these ideas! I like to change things up quite often, whether that’s changing puctures around or buying new accessories 🙂
Great tips! I so wish that was my house in the first picture. It’s amazing what re-arranging furniture and putting up some pictures can do. x
Yea it is amazing.
I like to add smaller touches to rooms to ‘redecorate’ doing things bit by bit is a lot easier that doing it all in one go that can get expensive!
Yea it can..
I almost threw away an old sideboard that we no longer wanted but up cycled it with some chalk paint and now it’s my favourite item x
Ah fab Jo.
Great tips! We have just moved house and I was surprised of how much i had hidden away but that fits in the new house. I did have to do a bit of shopping for the new house though – couldn’t resist that!
Ah nice Jenni.
Great tips Stella. I am on a kitchen make over and I’m shuffling things around and using some things buying some new bits and keeping things I already have 🙂
Fab tips! Decorating can be so expensive, and when you do one room it inevitably leads to another! Fab ideas though.
Of course you can compare styling an outfit with decorating. It is all creativity. Most great stylists like yourself are great decorators. It kinds of work the same way ☺
This is a great post. Well done.
Thanks Moji x
I love redoing the home every so often. I tend to up cycle pieces.
Very good ideas. Sometimes moving furniture around or removing too much stuff
can also make a difference. I like your pictures.
I stumbled across your blog as I was thinking about posting more in budgeting and I really like your posts! You’re good at it
Thanks a lot.
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