Whether you live in an apartment where you can’t make major changes or don’t want to spend money on expensive renovations, changing up your decor is your next best option. Even the smallest changes in your decor can make a big difference in your home, and when you’re on a budget, changing the decor instead of making renovations is a huge money-saver.
Here are some of the best ways to transform your house using decor:
Get some accent chairs
Adding a high-quality accent chair to a room is a great way to incorporate a new color, style reference, or texture to the space. The biggest challenge, however, is to find an accent chair that complements the current style of the room. There are many ways you can do this. You can choose an accent chair based on the style of the other furniture in the room, or you can find one that creates a contrast with the rest of the decor. Whichever route you choose, ensure that the chair you pick fits well with the space in terms of size, color, texture, and theme.
Update light fixtures
If your light fixtures belong to the last century, it is high time to update them into more modern pieces. The difference will be palpable, even if the lights aren’t the first things you notice in a room, and especially if they give off a different level of illumination than your previous lights.
Hang modern art
One of the best and easiest ways to transform a room using decor is to hang up artwork. If you are an artist, make an accent piece that will breathe new life into the room while complementing it. Otherwise, find pieces of art that match well with the rest of the decor, either in art stores or online. There are lots of art prints that you can buy online, and you can even save money by framing them yourself.
Make your bookshelf stylish
Arrange your books in a more aesthetically pleasing way and add style by placing decorative objects on your shelves. If you’re not sure how to style your bookshelf, here is a quick guide on how to do it.
Add indoor plants
Indoor plants are excellent for improving air quality in the house as it can remove pollutants and odors in the air. They are also known to reduce stress levels and increase productivity, which can be extremely beneficial to your physical and mental health.
In terms of decor, houseplants add life and color to a room. They are essentially an art, but alive! Moreover, they are generally inexpensive. And if you want to keep the maintenance to a minimum, opt for low-maintenance plants that can thrive with little sunlight and water.
If you still have old wallpaper, removing it can give the room a whole new look. You can do this on your own using scrapers, steamers, perforators, and elbow grease. But if you’re not sure how to remove the wallpaper or are afraid to damage the surface underneath, it may be better to hire a professional to do it.
After removing the wallpaper, you may also have to sand the walls for a smoother finish. Repainting may also be necessary, especially if the wallpaper has been there for a very long time.
Change window coverings
Curtains, drapes, and blinds play a significant role in how a room looks. So if these window coverings are outdated, or if you’re simply tired of looking at them, it’s time to make a change and buy new ones. If you want the room to look lighter and let more natural light in, opt for window coverings that are thinner and lighter in color.
You don’t have to make renovations to your house to change up its look. With these tips, you can transform your home with decor alone and keep your expenses to a minimum.