New year, new space but this doesn’t mean having to break the bank. These 5 budget-friendly design tips and tricks will help refresh and update any room.
While a whole room replacement may not be possible on a budget, adding in new décor or even just changing up the wallpaper are great ways to create a much-desired facelift for a rundown space.
1. Change the layout
A simple and zero-cost way to update your room is by rearranging it. When rearranging a space, it’s important to consider what the purpose of the room is. With this in mind, you can then move on to selecting a focal point. The focal point of your room should be the most interesting or aesthetically pleasing piece in the room. Another tip is to change up the angles of your furniture to make a new room layout.
2. Add new life to walls with removable wallpaper
Wallpaper can add character and can highlight areas of a room that are asking to be shown off. However, if you are indecisive and always wanting a change removable stick and peel wallpaper is the best alternative to a whole new paint job. Stick and peel wallpaper not only is more cost-effective but will also save more time, Hovia AU and The Wallsticker Company have a wide variety of options to choose from to update your room.
3. Bring in new plant life
Houseplants are an excellent investment as they make a room feel brighter, reduce pollutants, and increase productivity. The easiest to care for indoor plants are cast iron plants, devil’s ivy and peace lily’s which require the least maintenance and time to update your room. To make these plants look even better ditch the plastic container for an adorable and functional pot.
For more plant resources check out this story on the 4 indoor house plants most beneficial for your skin and how to grow them at your place
4. Throw on some pillows
To change up an old couch, chair or bed simply toss on some new pillows. Decorative throw pillows can be used to achieve very different looks for a space depending on the colour choice and patterns. For example, to design a coastal theme purchase pillows in nautical colours and for a spring theme go with bright and floral print pillows. Many websites such as Kmart and Ikea have very well priced pillow covers.
5. Create a gallery wall
An effective way to upgrade space is with art and contrary to popular belief it doesn’t have to be costly. There are three important considerations to make in creating a well-designed gallery and these are scale, framing and media. For the art, itself try searching on sites such as Etsy and Society 6 or even going through Instagram and the thrift store to find stunning prints.