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Budget friendly renovation secrets

2nd Oct '18 • By Jessica Herring

When it comes to your home, you obviously want the best. The right home renovation is not just welcoming and comfortable, it also says a lot about your interest, taste and personality. However, many people find choosing the appropriate materials and decor to be difficult, time consuming and expensive. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case, as for creating a beautiful, elegant home doesn’t need to put you in a debt.

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Did you know that apart from the illuminating purpose, lighting can also be used for decorative purposes? Lighting can be very effective in creating the perfect mood and environment in your home. Regulating the amount of light is an essential feature for creating a different atmosphere in and outside your rooms. For example, you can have low lighting to provide a romantic feel for your bedroom. On the other hand, you can use bright lighting for your kitchen and dining to provide vibrancy and vitality.  

Interior wall painting


Changing the interior wall colours of your home can make a great impact without necessarily undertaking an expensive remodel. There are many different colours that you can paint your house. Each colour invokes a feeling, increases productivity, defines a room and creates a theme in your space. By picking the right shade, you will be surprised at how much difference the new coat will make in your home. You can inspire feelings of creativity, boldness and serenity without spending a lot of money.

Rearrange your furniture 


If your furniture has been in the same spot for the last few years, then it might be a great idea to shake things up. Rearranging your room has a way of freshening up the space. It also gives your room a new life and mood. For example, if the first thing you see as you walk into your living room is the back of your couch, then it’s blocking the traffic. Move the couch to the opposite wall to create a new focal point, improve traffic flow and make your living room more inviting.  Apart from home decor, rearranging your furniture has numerous benefits. It gives you a chance to even out awkward tan lines on the furniture, it helps you even out the carpet dents, it gives you a chance to inspect your furniture for damage and it extends the life of your floor.

Use granite countertops 


Granite is a popular natural stone. Granite countertops are an absolute showstopper in the kitchen. Apart from being very beautiful, they are durable and easy to maintain. This stone can add a great elegance to your kitchen and comes in different colours so as to blend well with the walls and cabinets.  Another great characteristic of granite countertops is that they are stain free. This means you will not have to worry about cleaning up the marks made from hot pots and plates. In addition, the stone is scratch resistant, meaning it will continue to look as good as new for many years. Basically, if you are looking to upgrade your kitchen, granite can give your kitchen a modern new look.      

Second hand shopping


Buying furniture and other home decor accessories from a second-hand store can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Such shops are easily available and you can even buy online. For people in cities, embassy sales are a great option with majestic Victorian style collectables, mattresses, rugs, lamps and so much more. You can also consider visiting garage sales in your neighbourhood. With a little luck, you might find a beautiful table, recliner or sofa at a bargain price.     

Use decorative wallpaper 


You can convey whatever you wish with the help of wallpaper. They come in a variety of colours, patterns, and shapes. Due to the modern technology, wallpapers have become inexpensive, durable, easy to install and maintain. The right wallpaper can offer a great deal of sophistication to your home.  A wallpaper can also be used to cover some imperfections such as crooked walls and cracks.  Your personal choice determines the choice of colour you choose. You can also go through fashion magazines to help you decide on the best wallpaper colour for your home decor. 

Change the furniture upholstery fabric


Many items in your home, from furniture to curtains and pillows are all covered in fabric. Changing these fabrics is a quick and inexpensive way to add light or replace old colours and textiles. Don’t be afraid of colour, it gives life to your home. For example, bold cushions with thick bright fabric are colourful and lively. There are a wide variety of cost-effective fabrics for your cushions, which makes it easy for you to choose something that matches any theme of your rooms. 

Use photographs 


Family photos can be a good decoration. However, they look best when they all have similar frames. It’s not just classy, but it also shows elegance when you display your art, photos and other pictures together. Even if the pictures have different shapes and sizes, try to give them one colour to show unity. Also, make sure that the frames have a uniform spacing and are at eye level.     



If you are a nature lover, then indoor plants can be a great home decor option. These plants breathe life into a room by adding colour, shapes and texture. They are also good for your health and you will enjoy just watching them thrive.  There are many indoor plants available including, snake plants, peace lily, golden pothos, dwarf banana, spider plant and Aloe Vera. 

Replace the accessories 


Sometimes, it’s the small things that make the big difference. Replacing some of the hardware and accessories can transform your room while you are on a budget. For example, replacing the cabinet knobs can give your kitchen a new mood and is easier than replacing the entire cabinet, or you can also switch the plain faucet for a modern sleek one.  Other accessories you can replace or add to improve your home decor include, the flower vase, candles, lamp shades and picture frames.

You don't have to go into debt to invest in upgrading your home. To get quotes from local tradesmen, contact a professional in your area today. 

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