Its crisp air and fresh vibes make Autumn the ideal time for a home makeover. Luckily, you needn’t splash out on cash to achieve a fresher home. Want to update yours for less? Look no further than our top five tips.
- Shake up your artwork (not literally…)
Before you reach your wallet, take a look around your home – specifically, observe your artwork. If you were to rearrange its layout, would it boost the appearance of the room as a whole? Not sure? Why don’t you experiment and see? It could really liven up a rainy autumn’s day!
- Upcycle your furniture
Do you hate the thought of old furniture going into landfill? If so, don’t worry – you can always upcycle a worn-out piece. As you may already know, this involves transforming a tired item into something that looks fresh.
Are old chairs cluttering up your home, for example? Why not get your DIY kit out and turn them into wooden clothes horses or stools? Alternatively, if they’re still safe to use, you could simply paint or re-upholster them. Re-styling your home doesn’t always have to mean buying new items!
- Don’t forget the floor
We can often become so focussed on walls and furniture that we forget about a key feature in our home: the floor. Though it may get overlooked, carpet or underfoot fabric can really influence the overall look of your property. So, how about investing in a rug? You’ll likely be able to find something affordable on a trusted second-hand website like Ebay or in-store at a charity or vintage shop.
- Maximise indoor space
Have you been planning to sort through a big pile of items, but haven’t got around to it yet? Well, you’re not alone – this is a classic complaint among homeowners. But there’s a solution: effective storage. A spacious wardrobe or cupboard could be all that you need to open up your living area. Go with a specialist supplier, and you can add both style and space to your home. Once everything’s tidied away, you’ll be better able to locate items – and so, you can cut out the likelihood of buying what you already own.
- Take it step by step
Like most interior projects, renovation takes time, especially if you’re doing it in small stages. While it can be tempting to jump right into the project and complete all tasks in one day, you may want to pace yourself.
That way, you won’t have to spend your spare time putting the furniture back or rearranging it if you realise that you don’t like your changes. So, why don’t you spread your update out across a few days off or weekends? In doing so, you’ll be more likely to enjoy the process.
Home renovations needn’t be tricky or expensive – do it sensibly, and you could cut costs and save time. What’s to stop you from improving your home a low cost?