As we enter the new year, it is the perfect time to think about home renovation. If your living space needs a shake up, this is a great opportunity for a fresh start. A big declutter and some new decor will breathe life into any house, and you and your family will be happier and more relaxed.
But doing up your home can be expensive…especially if there’s a lot of work to do. You have the cost of new furnishings and materials to think about, as well as the potential need to hire professionals. All these expenses can add up and really take a dent out of your household budget.
With the cost of living crisis in full swing, most households are looking for ways to tighten their belts and save money. Fortunately, home decor can be cheap if you know what you are doing and where to look. Here are five ways you can save money on your new home decor.
If you are the sort of person who buys beautiful ornaments and artworks on impulse, you are probably spending more money than you need to. It’s easy to decorate a home on a budget, but you need to be careful about what you buy. Shop around to find the best deals and always consider other options before parting with your money. Try to find discounts and sales that can help you get fantastic items at value. There are lots of websites, such as KOO Home Store, with excellent bargains on homeware.
Do it yourself
Hiring a professional will get the job done, but it’ll be a lot cheaper to do it yourself. If there’s a job that needs doing, such as tiling, painting, or putting up a shelf, don’t hire someone to do it. It’s more than likely you can easily learn a new DIY skill that will get it done just as well. There are plenty of manuals and YouTube tutorials that can teach you anything.
A home doesn’t need to be full of furniture and knick knacks. Minimalism is very much on trend right now, and promotes the concept of living with only what you need. Minimalist design may involve a few central pieces but an absence of clutter. Adopting this style means you will inevitably spend less on ornaments and furnishings.
Ignore designer brands
A decorative item doesn’t need to have a brand name. Designer labels add huge expense to the price tag but you can get cheaper items that are just as attractive and functional. Stop looking for the big brands and just seek out products that are well-made and aesthetically pleasing.
Add some greenery
Plants are one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make a house look amazing. A few well-placed pieces of greenery can turn the blandest home into a tropical paradise. Visit your local garden centre and pick out some indoor plants you like the look of. They will make your home feel calmer and more pleasant to spend time in. Varieties such as cacti, aloe vera, and spider plants are good options that are easy to care for.1