It’s been almost a year since you’ve been stuck at home, and if you’re anything like me, you’re looking for new ways to get your creative juices flowing again. Walking outside, coloring books, and cooking my way through just about every cookbook I own have long replaced gym classes, lunches with girlfriends, and weekend concerts. While I’ve loved some aspects of this slower pace of life, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t completely at a loss for things to do with my time at home (this list has helped). Here’s my newest obsession: researching inexpensive home design ideas.
Styling Ideas to Make Your Home Look Brand New
It’s becoming very tough to keep my family and me motivated and ready to face another day. Sure, the days are starting to feel the same, but there are plenty of ways to challenge yourself to make each day feel fresh, and brightening up your home just might be the breath of fresh air you need right now.
Styling your house (and restyling!) is more about thinking outside the box than it is about spending a lot of money. Tweaking, rearranging, freshening up, reinventing—styling your home (and restyling!) is more about thinking outside the box and less about spending a lot of money. Here are seven budget-friendly home design ideas for remodeling your space with what you currently have. You might be astonished at how far a minor adjustment can go.
Before you start, make a list of all the objects that are functionally and stylistically comparable. Locate a large area (dining room table, kitchen counter, or living room floor) where you can readily see all of the items you wish to restyle. You can begin by just placing all of your throw cushions and lamps on the table, depending on how deep you want to go with this restyling expedition. Alternatively, you can remove everything from your bookshelves, open shelving dishes, flowers, coffee table books, and so on.
The key to success is to stay calm during the initial stages of the procedure. Although it may appear chaotic and disorganized at first, there is a method to this madness. Taking everything out of its customary location and grouping it with comparable goods in the space you’ve selected as your “home base” will allow you to see your current inventory and offer you a new perspective on what you currently have. This is also an excellent time to declutter, so put everything you don’t want or love in a separate pile to be donated later.
Give your outdated accessories a new lease on life.
Give a lamp base, vase, or other object with a great shape but a dull color a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint. A fresh coat of paint in a different color may radically transform any piece of furniture or decor item, rekindling your affection for it. Do you have any extra paint or spray paint in your garage or craft closet? Now is the ideal opportunity to show it off!