Improving Your Home’s Decor on a Budget

Posted July 27, 2021 by in Home

Lots of people would like to improve their home, but it can be an expensive undertaking. However, there are ways even those on a tight budget can work on their property and ensure it looks great.

Here are some tips to ensure that your home looks its best, without having to spend a lot of cash, so you can enjoy your property:

Rattan furniture in a cozy living room.

Switch Up Your Colours

Colour is incredibly important to a home and switching up your colours can make a big difference. Using paint such as SeeJorakay’s texture color makes your home seem more interesting, and textured paints are an easy way to add a luxe look without spending a fortune.

If you have plain, bland walls, whether inside or outside, simply grab a paintbrush and add some texture with ease. 

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

The kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms of the house to overhaul. A full renovation can easily run into the thousands. However, there are plenty of affordable kitchen decor ideas, and if you have a weekend free, you can switch up the place and make it more to your liking, even if you have limited DIY skills. 

Some projects you could try include:

  • Painting the tiles – you can get specialist tile paint or vinyl covers that can hide older, ugly tiles
  • Putting vinyl over old flooring
  • Repainting for a fresh look
  • Repainting cupboard doors with chalk paint

If you have a limited budget, pick up some supplies and see what you can do in a weekend.

Bathrooms Can Have a Facelift Too

Similar to kitchens, bathroom renovations are a big project, so make the most of what you already have. Consider adding some storage to keep things tidy, painting your tiles, and replacing old grouting. This will ensure the room looks its best. You may even want to consider learning a skill such as tiling, which is simple to pick up, yet useful for around the home. 

Add Some Extra Insulation

It’s not just about how your home looks, but also how it feels. If your home is never a comfortable temperature and costs a fortune to heat or cool, it could be due to poor insulation. Adding extra insulation to your property is cheap and can sometimes be a weekend DIY project. If you can’t see yourself doing a full insulation install, at least go around and look for draughts. These can often be fixed simply by adding some filler or closing off gaps, and this is usually a pretty easy job even for DIY novices.

If you don’t have much cash but need to upgrade your home’s decor, then it’s certainly possibly. A lot of imagination is required, as you’ll need to find inexpensive ways of doing things and ensure you get the best finish.

From learning DIY tricks to shopping second-hand, even those on a tight budget can make the most of their home and ensure it looks good. While it’s not always easy, it can be quite fun to do your own home makeover. 

*Photos by Rachel Claire