Want a new look for your home, but short on time and resources? Sprucing up your décor doesn’t have to cost the earth, and there are some very easy and budget-friendly changes you can make that will impact your interior in a big way.
Read on to discover the small updates you can make that will transform your space:
Change the layout
Changing your décor doesn’t have to mean adding things to it. You can completely transform the dynamic of any space by simply rearranging your furniture. When you’re rearranging, pay attention to visual weight. That is, if you’ve a large item on one side of the room, balance it out with another large item (or a cluster of small ones) on the other.
Invest in an area rug
Rugs are great for tying a design together, and the style of rug you choose can instantly update the whole aesthetic of your room. For visual interest and a cosy atmosphere, layer rugs in different colours and prints. You can find chic budget-friendly rugs at H&M and IKEA.
Neaten up your space with storage boxes
Let’s be honest, nearly all rooms will benefit from more storage. Keep your space clutter-free with storage that does double duty as a design feature. Think chic trunks for an eclectic vintage feel, or funky bohemian woven baskets. Take a look at Wayfair’s range of affordable storage boxes in a variety of styles and materials.
Mismatch your furniture
Furniture that matches perfectly can actually make a room feel uninspiring. But change up a couple of pieces and you’ll transform the ambience of your space. If you’re on a budget, embracing the eclectic look also gives you more affordable options – preloved, upcycled and modern pieces are all fair game. Mix old and new styles and different colours, and enjoy a funky new look.
Pile up cushions and blankets
What’s the quickest way to completely transform a room? Update your cushions and throws. These are usually the first things people notice when they enter a room. Add a new colour or print to your space to modernise the look, or warm up an austere space with draped sheepskin throws. Zara currently has a lovely selection of soft furnishings at affordable prices.
Buy fresh flowers
Fresh flowers are an easy and affordable way to bring your home to life. With almost zero effort, you can inject some colour and sophistication into any room. Make a statement with a bold bouquet or keep it simple with a single bloom. Replenish your flowers every week for an instant colour update, and enjoy the reviving fragrance, too.