While it is nice to give your home a fresh layer of paint or a revamp, as decorating can be quite expensive the thought of it understandably fills many people with dread. If you are one of these people, then take stock that you are not alone. However, as you will see from the following post, decorating does not have to cost more than you can afford.
Wallpaper Mural Decals
If you hate the idea of hanging wallpaper throughout your home to give the walls a fresh look, you should take a look at what the Australian company called Pick A Wall has to offer. Their unique and fully customisable wallpaper decals are the perfect way to give any room, or all rooms in your home a truly individual look. Not only do they offer a catalogue full of many stock images to choose from, but they also offer the option to upload your own photographs that they will transform into wallpaper. Another major benefit of this revolutionary product is that it is much easier to hang than traditional wallpaper.
Incorporate Bookcases into the Decorating Process
If you have bookcases in your lounge or one of your bedrooms you can actually use them and incorporate them into the decorating process, in a way that will save you time, money and effort. Rather than putting up wallpaper on every wall in your house, you could use it to cover the backing of a bookcase, particularly if you use one with an eye catching pattern, to break up the monotony of the walls in that particular room.
Give Your Ceiling a Fresh Coat of Paint
Although you should, and perhaps you do, paint your ceiling every couple of years to give it that fresh and clean look; there is no rule that says you should only use white paint. By using a subtle hue such as a buttery yellow, lavender or grey-blue, you can alter the look and personality of a room with very little work. If you don’t feel your painting skills are up to scratch, check out this excellent post in The Guardian.
Craft a Runner from Old Rugs
If you have old rugs and don’t want to throw them away, you could put them to good use by transforming them into a runner. Simply take the rugs and sew them together. If you don’t have enough ragged rugs at home you could take a look in the local charity shops for some at very low price. If sewing is not really your thing you can normally give your local upholsterer or dry cleaner a call and they will be happy to help.
Decorate With All Senses in Mind
Although a lot of what we do from a decorating point of view is done to please the eyes, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your other senses. Why not consider using textured paint to delight your sense of touch, or use wind chimes to appeal to your heading and essential oils and aromatic candles to give your nostrils and sense of smell a treat. Other tips for decorating with all 5 senses in mind can be found here.