What’s the easiest way to make yourself feel comfortable while you’re in your home? Well, the answer is pretty obvious – you need to redecorate everything according to your needs and your taste.
The truth is, redecorating your home is a challenging task, mainly because you’re not starting from scratch. Working with a blank canvas would be much better, but fear not, there are affordable ways to dress up your place without having to tear down the walls.
Try these simple ideas and infuse your unique style into your place.
When the contractors started building your home, they started from the bottom, and that’s exactly what you need to do. Think hard about what kind of flooring you want to have in your home. Do you want to show that you’re a “green” person? Or do you just want to feel cosy at all times?
Those who own a home should consider remodelling it with cork flooring, but those who are renting an apartment should know that rubber-backed throw rugs are their best friend. They’re portable, easy to wash, and they even look cool. And remember – the bigger the rug, the bigger the room will feel.
Sometimes less is more
You don’t have to jam your shelves with books and trinkets just because they’re there. Instead, opt for a more minimalistic style. Several books and tall vases will do the trick. They’ll fill the space without overcrowding it, and in turn, your apartment or home will look like a sharp dressed man at all times.
Add some objects of colour to give your shelves a personality if you really want to, but stick to those colours that make you feel calm and collected. After all, it’s your home; you need to feel pleasant in it.
Tip: In order to save money, visit thrift shops. There’s a big chance you’ll find everything you need to decorate your shelves right there.
Install wall hooks
You can create an art feature out of your coat rack, and you can do so without spending more than 10 dollars. Wall hooks are surprisingly cheap, and they’re quite useful too. Quit overcrowding your closet and install the hooks on the walls.
You don’t even have to buy the hooks. If you’re good with your hands, try making the hooks out of materials you have lying around your home. That way, you’ll recycle and express yourself at the same time.
Decorate around a TV
A TV is a nice thing to have, but it’s not necessarily a pretty thing. That’s why most homeowners opt for a home theatre system. Some people in Australia are lucky; for example, installing a home theatre in Brisbane is cheap and simple, but what can you do if you’re from some other city? Well, you can try to make your own. The results will not be as pretty and functional, but you have to work with what you got.
So, start by painting the walls black and try to keep everything simple. If you can, put the TV on a gallery wall, on an easel, or behind a sliding wall. Blend your TV into the décor by keeping in mind that less is more. A TV should attract attention only when it’s turned on.
If you want to give the room where the TV is a soul, surround your TV with meaningful art and family photographs. Those objects can be symmetrical around the TV, or free-flowing, depending on the mood you want to create.
Personalise your bathroom
Cool and quirky bathroom accessories are not expensive, so instead of heading right to the “bath” section in a store, try to find some objects in your home and repurpose them. Teacups, glass jars, and even decorative trays can make great containers for your toiletries. Let your imagination run free, and re-use everything you can.
Your home is just yours, and you should feel comfortable and safe in it. Find new purposes for your old things. Paint the walls with the colours you like. Create your own world in your home and enjoy it.