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Another year has come and went, which means that it is that time of the year again. The time when people decide to start making changes and following new year resolutions. Many people will try to make changes in behavior, habits and lifestyle. This could also mean a new look for your house, if you didn’t get around to doing it before the end of the year. However, now that Christmas is over, and many presents were bought and dinners paid for, most bank accounts could use some relief.
Needless to say, it’s completely understandable if you don’t have as much to spend on decorating your home as you’d like, which can be quite expensive. In addition to the cost, it can be quite a challenge to think of ways to decorate your home on a budget. Thankfully, it doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg, or be challenging, and there are plenty of simple, cost-effective ways to decorate, including these 5.
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One of the best ways to decorate your house on a budget, if you’re willing to spend at least some money, is to use posters. Posters are great because they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, big and small.
Perhaps you enjoy sports, then a poster of a football field is exactly what you need. The true beauty of using posters is that they won’t damage your walls when putting them up, and can easily taken down and moved around the room. Another advantage of this is that unlike say painting the house, if you decide to move you can take the posters with you, so the money isn’t “wasted.”
Remove Clutter and Rearrange Furniture
Sometimes decorating doesn’t have to cost anything at all, and one of the cheapest ways, if not the cheapest, is to simply remove the clutter around your house. Clutter builds up with time, or when we use the excuse “I might use it later”, when needing to throw some away.
Removing clutter will open up a lot of space and definitely change how the room looks. In addition to this, consider rearranging your furniture after decluttering as this will make the room and/or house look completely different. If you are truly looking for more space, swap out the television cabinet for a wall mount, and rearrange the living room with that as the focal point.
Try New Colors
If you are tired of the way a room, or your house looks, you can try some new colors on the walls. Consider changing from the typical beige or white to something brighter and full of life. It might sound slightly pricey, but paint can go a long way and will absolutely make the room feel decorated.
If you are happy with the colors, then simply touchup the existing colors to make the house feel brand new. Or if you want something slightly different, try a new finish, such as stenciling, stripes, ombre, color-washing and many more.
If you are not looking to spend any money, then it would be a good idea to use what you already have. One efficient way to do this is to use photographs. This works well because not only will you be decorating your walls, you will also be clearing out some space, because most of the time our photographs are in boxes in storage.
Some nice designs to use would be to allocate one wall in each room to put the photographs up on. This will give the room a centerpiece and something to look at when the eyes wander around the room.
Create A Mood
If you are wanting to do something slightly simpler, then you could consider creating a mood. One of the easiest ways to create a mood is to just add some greenery. This works really well if you have a predominantly white room, or a room that uses earthy tones such as browns, greys or light blacks.
You could opt for large plants next the sofa or the corner of the room, or smaller plants scattered around in areas that could use some green. You don’t even have to buy real plants; using fake plants are great because they will basically stay green forever and you never have to water them.