When it comes down to it, there are only two ways to change the way your home looks. One of them is to try and alter the visuals of the place with accessories and the other one is to do a complete remodel.
Unfortunately, the latter usually costs a small fortune and seeing how interior design trends change annually (or even semi-annually) you won’t be able to do this often enough. Luckily, there are few remodeling tricks which can help you implement new trends into your home while spending as little as possible and by using both of the aforementioned methods. Here are few ideas.
Move Furniture around
The first inexpensive remodeling method that pops to mind is moving your furniture around. Sure, in an ideal world you would be able to refurnish your home once a year, but let’s face it, no one does that. On the other hand, what you could do is change the organization of your rooms by moving your furniture around a bit. This way, you will get a completely different layout of a home without having to spend a single dollar. The only you have to go through is asking someone to help you with this project, but seeing how it usually isn’t more than an hour’s work this shouldn’t be a problem either.
A lot of people believe that each room should have one style and that every single item that goes there should represent this. Of course, this would mean that every time you want to add a contemporary piece to your vintage living room, you have to completely change the place. Fortunately, more and more people are looking favorably at the idea of mixed styles. This usually consists of combining different elements in order to create a unique ambience inside of your home. In this way, you can introduce a new trend with a single item instead of having to heavily invest in new furniture and accessories.
Going for Accessories
Seeing how we’ve already mentioned accessorizing more than once, it’s time to shed some light on this issue. You see accessories are minor items you add to your décor in order to enhance the effect. They are usually things like cushions, bed sheets, images, frames, mirrors or even decorative wall clocks. Needless to say, each and every one of these elements can be combined to go along something inside of your room or even used in order to create a strong contrast. Be that as it may, accessorizing is one of the most frugal ways of implementing new trends inside of your home.
Speaking about frugality, there’s nothing more money-saving than using decorative items you made with your own two hands. Some simpler items like DIY shelves or picture frames can easily be made with some basic tools and a short YouTube video as a tutorial. On the other hand, DIY is not just about making things, but about revamping them as well. You can repaint some old furniture pieces and old picture or mirror frame. There’s myriad of options for you to choose from.
As you can see, money can never fully substitute creativity. Sure, working with unlimited funds can be great and is a privilege most people never come to experience, but implementing new trends on a tight budget has its charms as well. First of all, you need to be resourceful and ingenious in order to find a solution, instead of buying your way out of every problem in your path. Needless to say, this is a skill that can be quite useful in life.
Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration.