Redesigning your space doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are plenty of little tweaks and changes you can do to completely transform the look of your home. Curious what they are? Here are some impactful steps you can take to redesign your space for less cost.
1. Switch it up
Before you go out and buy anything, consider moving stuff around your home. A simple change in layout can actually give your space a whole new look. For example, you can move that big furniture away from the living room to give your space a more open feel. Or how about changing the orientation of your bed to face the window instead of the wall. Small changes like these can make a big difference in how a room feels.
2. Change the pillowcases and beddings
If everything is looking a bit drab or mismatched, you may just need to update your pillowcases and beddings. Start with the living room as this is the first area you’ll see when entering the home. Then move towards your bedroom and change the beddings and pillowcases. If you’re fussy about cleaning, consider adding a protector underneath designed to waterproof your bed. This allows you to use the new beddings for longer.
3. Change the lighting
Lighting can have a huge impact on the mood of a room. White light may illuminate a room well but you can switch it for a soft white bulb that emits warm yellow light. This alone can already create a warm and cozy feeling in the area like your living room or bedroom.
4. Think of storage
If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed looking at your space, it’s probably because of clutter. This is a good time to get rid of items that you don’t really need. You can either sell or donate those items so they don’t end up in the trash. You’ll then need to find a home for the remaining ones, preferably furniture that can double as storage. Think ottomans or a folding divider with storage shelves.
5. Update your walls
Whether it’s repainting, applying new wallpaper, or hanging artwork, changing your walls can have a huge impact on your space. Take a look at your current living space and see how you can best spruce it up. It’ll take the time to pick the right paint color but once you do, it’ll dramatically change the feel of a room. Or how about putting up a big framed photo of your favorite holiday destination? It’s a great conversation piece and will add more character to a room.
6. Add rugs
Nothing could be better than the luxurious feeling of the soft rug on your feet when you’re at home. Why not consider adding some in key areas of your space like your bedroom and living room? Rugs come in different patterns and textures and do a really great job at pulling a room together.
7. Get green
Plants are a great way to brighten up a room. They enhance the air quality indoors and are generally nice to look at. There are plenty of plants that thrive in low light. Consider adding a few in your home, preferably in the living room and kitchen. You’ll be spending a lot of time in these areas and having a little green in your peripherals is always good.
8. Install a big mirror
Not just for taking outfit selfies, mirrors can also help open up a space making it feel much larger than it is. It enhances natural light coming into the room. When shopping for mirrors, don’t just look at the size. Check the design as well. A great mirror will not just brighten up the room, it’ll also act as a statement piece that’ll magnify the interior decor.
Which of these tips are you going to try first? Share your thoughts in the comments below.