We live in a time where it is now fashionable to be thrifty, which bodes very well for those who want to spruce up their home on a budget and have it look fantastic. No matter who it is, people thrive on having a home redecoration project to sink their teeth into. People want to save as much money as possible on their home projects, and at the same time they don’t want to compromise on the quality.
Finding a balance isn’t always easy, as home decorating projects can be pricey. From stripping back a room to starting all over again, money gets spent very easily over budget. Some people like to cheat and take out a personal loan with companies like Personalloan.co, but others like the challenge of saving up the exact amount that they need for their project and seeing how far under budget they can come. You can get some serious bargains by simply doing some research and having a good hunt for the right items. Charity shops, flea markets, online auctions; these are all fab options for furnishing your newly redecorated room, and if you know where you look you can get some great deals on the materials used to decorate.
There’s nothing wrong with a little upcycling and it’s now become fashionable to do so. Old sofa needs a breath of life? Upcycle it and reupholster the whole thing in new material. Often, finding new material and supplies is far cheaper and far more preferable to spending out on a whole new suite. Don’t be disheartened by the assumed judgement you may get for upcycling something old; it’s better to get as much use out of something as you can, than cast it off in favour of something that is going to tip your budget against you. A lot of the second-hand stores also expect their customers to haggle, so don’t be afraid to be open and ask for a bargain!
When you want to make a start on your house, start with the kitchen or bathroom. These rooms can often be the most expensive to overhaul, especially if you need to update plumbing and electricity. There’s something to be said for breathing life into an old bathroom with brightly coloured vinyl squares, and these can be picked up cheaply from most hardware stores. A bathroom can have an entirely new look with brightly coloured plant pots and leafy green plants – plastic or not. The reason for this isn’t just in the colour change, but in the change of the look of the room.
Recycling and reusing as much old material in your home that you can is going to do you a favour. Refashioning lampshades and giving older furniture, a sand and a lick of paint can do wonders for the whole room, so don’t be afraid to do a little DIY and experiment with the room as a whole. Frugal fixes in the form of upcycling, reupholstering and refashioning are just as popular as calling in the professionals. Have fun with it – you can give your home the perfect facelift for less than, well, a facelift!