Staying inside more during COVID-19 is causing us to take a look around our surroundings and to become inspired to change. But just the idea of interior design has a lot of people cringing — in a time where money is scarce, purchasing new items for your home may not be in your budget.
Fortunately, interior design doesn’t have to break the bank! With a few tips, tricks, and a splash of creativity, there are some easy ways to spruce up your home without spending big bucks. Here are some secrets on how to save money during any interior design project.
Focus on your fireplace.
If you only want to decorate one area in your main room, make it your fireplace. Usually, fireplaces are the center point of the entire room, so deck it out as much as you can! The best part is that fireplace décor is easy to find and usually super cheap. For fall, you can decorate the space by putting a rustic looking banner along the front, add a few statement pictures, and place mini pumpkins along the entire mantle’s edge. You’ll have an easy focal point in minutes.
Organize your closet.
Sometimes, all you need to do to make your home feel brand new is to organize your closet! It is so easy to get into the habit of throwing your clothes into the closet any sort of way, but after a few months of this, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of clothes you have. So take an afternoon and tackle your closet head-on. Put all of your clothes on your bed so you can see them, and then go through the articles that you don’t like or don’t fit and put them aside to donate. After that, take what you have and color-code them into categories; your petite dresses for women in one pile, jeans in another, blouses in a separate one, and so on and so forth. By doing this, you’ll create basically a new closet that will feel refreshed and renewed every time you go to get dressed.
A full room makeover doesn’t have to be a complete remake from top to bottom. For an easy re-vamp, consider upgrading your floors. A nice new floor can easily bring the whole room together with little effort but make a lasting impact. Plus, you can shop for online tiles from the comfort of your own couch, so you can stay safe and secure when choosing different options. We suggest picking a neutral color so it will go with any other interior design you may already have in the room, without seeming too bold or distracting.
Adding some new and improved accent lighting can really work wonders in making any tired room feel new again. From chandeliers to wall sconces and floor lamps, accent lights can highlight any artwork or statement furniture you already have, with minimal effort. Plus, when used correctly, bringing more light into the room can help make a small room look much bigger. With tons of sizes, shapes, and fixtures to choose from, you can’t go wrong with picking out new lighting sources.
Upgrade what you already have.
You don’t always have to get new furniture to brighten up and revive your living space! Instead, you can use what you already have for furniture and gussy it up to make it bigger and better. Consider reupholstering your couch and chairs in sumptuous fabrics and adding a few luxe throw pillows to pack a punch.
With these quick and easy tips, your home will feel spruced up in no time at all, and your wallet will thank you!