10 Inexpensive Home Makeover Ideas
Add cheap changes to the home with quick and easy do-it-yourself home makeovers that bring new life into an old room.
Even the most trendy and expensive home furnishings get a little tired after a while. And while moving furniture around can help spice up home décor, sometimes a little more is needed. The following ten home makeover ideas are quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to freshen up a room just enough to make it exciting but not destroy the whole theme.
Reupholstering a couch or recliner is tricky and can be expensive but recovering a cushion on a dining room chair or even a sofa is relatively easy with a bit of sewing knowledge. It doesn’t require a lot of fabric. Having “mismatched” couch cushions is quite trendy now, and the bonus is the originals can be stored and returned to their original position when a change is needed again.
Use a variety of decorative mouldings to spice up old wooden furniture. Play with paint and metallic leaf to add more visual interest.
Large Vases with Colour
You can fill transparent glass vases with colourful items that create visual excitement. Purchase a few large vases to add colour. Buy them in any colour and spray paint them to the desired colour.
New Table Settings
Don’t discard the expensive table settings, but inexpensive plates are everywhere, and they add visual excitement to the kitchen and meals. You can use a few extra dollars to pick up some placemats, a table runner, and napkins, and the next meal served with have a spicy new flair.
Give a bathroom a whole fresh look with just a simple shower curtain. Look for bright colours, bold patterns, and something different than what is currently used.
Without going through the mess and expense of wallpapering a room, add wall stickers to create a pattern that looks like wallpaper but can be removed easily when it’s time for a change. The best thing about wall decals is you can reuse them repeatedly and therefore save money.
There are several ways to refresh lamps. The easiest is changing the wattage of the bulb, but You can also paint a lamp, gilded, and the shade can be changed quickly and easily, and most importantly, inexpensively. Having light shine through a red shade creates an entirely different feel than having it emerge from a white shade.
Painting a ceiling is a bold move but can bring just the right level of excitement to a room. It’s a bit more time-consuming and can be backbreaking work, but the proper colour on the right ceiling is worth it.
Replace artwork with mirrors, simple or decorative, and the room gets a new look and an incredible level of depth. Just make sure the reflections are desirable as they’ll be replayed repeatedly.
Keep the room looking fresh by practicing a less is more mantra. Remove all the curiosities in a room, and then carefully edit what goes back in. This is a free design tip and not only refreshes a room but can create a new jumping-off point for future décor ideas.
With these ten quick, easy, and cheap decorating tips, a room can be given just the right touch of newness to inspire and invigorate the inhabitants.