By Rebecca Fending
Are you looking for inexpensive ways to transform your home? Maybe you’re tired of staring at the same four walls, you’re inspired by the spring weather, or you just want a change. Regardless of your reason, here are some simple ways you can make your home unique and beautiful without breaking the bank:
Home is Where Your Talent Is
Are you an artist or even just enjoy painting? One of the simplest (and most fun) ways you can decorate your humble abode is by painting an accent wall yourself. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to seem as though you worked as Michelangelo’s apprentice. Painting your own accent wall can be anything from choosing a custom bold color to designing your own interesting pattern.
The beauty of an accent wall is just that: it accentuates the room’s other attributes such as overall style, color, or mood. Don’t be afraid to let your inner toddler out, let loose with your design or pick a bright color that you’d otherwise shun. If you decide an accent wall isn’t for you after you’ve already painted, you can always paint back over it.
When in Doubt, Amazon.com It Out
Amazon is a great place to shop for inexpensive home decor. They have any household item you can think of with the added bonus of easy comparative pricing and purchasing within three mouse clicks.
One example of a beautiful Amazon product are these floating shelves. Whether you choose to place them in your living room, kitchen, or bedroom, these shelves make a fresh addition to your home. Adding floating shelves helps create a more modern feel to your home, sure to wow both you and your guests.
Another example of affordable home goods you can find on Amazon is this pair of two side tables. Jazzing up even the side tables in a living area of your choosing can add a subtle but much-needed change. Accent tables are furniture pieces that often last forever
More Ways to Transform with Paint
Paint can take you a long way when remodeling or updating your home. Not only is a coat of paint great for your walls, but it can also transform outdated or unexciting pieces of furniture. One simplistic way of putting a can of paint to good use is by sanding down and repainting older furniture. Country Living recommends repainting your coffee table as a decorating quick-fix. You can alter your space by throwing on a coat of paint that either matches your decor or acts as an accent.
Home Dining Turned Bistro
For most people, their dining area is the smallest area of their house, aside from their bathroom. If you’re looking for ways to open up your dining area while still having a dining set, you may want to opt for a bistro set. Not only are bistro sets typically less expensive than a full dining set, but they often work to revamp your kitchen theme and style. While regular dining sets can be heavy and bulky as they’re formed from various types of wood, bistro sets can give your dining area a lighter look with their traditionally metal frames. The metal-constructed style aids in brightening the room (both literally and figuratively), as well as being easier to physically move.
Don’t be afraid to embrace change this spring. There’s no better time than the present to transform your home into the space you’ve always wanted. Start small by adding additional décor items and gradually work your way to exchanging modern-styles for your larger furniture. And if nothing else, be sure to gather your favorite kind of flowers in a vase for your viewing pleasure.