It may be that you really want to decorate your home and inject new life into it but are put off by how much you think it will cost. Most people think that decorating is going to be very expensive, but the truth is it doesn’t really have to be expensive. By following the tips and advice listed below you will be able to decorate your home stylishly but without spending too much.
De-Clutter And Tidy
The very first thing you need to do when you want to make more stylish without spending a fortune is clean and tidy your home. Although this is not the most exciting job in the world, it is nonetheless necessary. By getting rid of things that you don’t need, you give yourself more of a blank canvas to work on. By clearing away clutter and tidying you might find that some rooms look fine as they are only need a touch up on the paint work. Even if they need more work, only by removing the junk and cleaning your house properly will you know exactly what needs done.
Fix Broken And Old Stuff
Although when you begin decorating you might want to throw away all the broken or old items, it would be sensible to consider whether you can make any use of them. It could save you a lot of money if you re-use old things or repair broken things rather than purchasing replacements. Another really easy way to inject new life into a room is by moving some older things from one room to a different one. Always try to live with these old things in different places and rooms for a few days and see how you feel about them.
Get The Paint Out
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to make a home feel and look fresh and new is to just get some new paint on the walls. Paint is relatively cheap and the job of painting can be done even if you have very limited technical DIY skills. Buy a few samplers of the colours that interest you the most to see which will look best in which rooms. A great way to make light work of painting is to order some pizzas or other fast food, invite some friends over and play your music to turn it into a kind of decorating party.
Have A Look In Second Hand Stores
You might be able to find some great items at charity and second hand stores for bargain prices. To breathe new life into a room or house it often only takes buying a new clock, piece of art or set of curtains. The hunt for second hand bargains can become addictive and you may start visiting auctions to get really nice items. An important thing to remember is that you don’t have to rush and do all the decorating your house needs in one short space of time, as this could be quite costly. Instead, it’s much more sensible to take your time, relax a little and spend months or even years working on your home.