Creating A Serene Environment Often Comes Expensive
Decorating a home does not come cheap. It can land quite a hit on your pocket – primarily if you work a simple job.
The home décor industry is expected to garner an astounding $664 billion by 2020! It is a near-impossible task to make a home as aesthetic as the ones on Pinterest while limiting yourself to a reasonable budget. Though I have been dreaming of someday owning a beautiful little house that rivals the ones you see in decorating catalogs or magazines, it was not until I was well in my late twenties that I had enough funds to get started.
But, should the economy keep me, or you, from living in the house we have dreamed of all these years? Not! I refused to give up on my dream and started thinking of affordable ways that I could make my residence look as high end as those on Pinterest. That is when I came across some very creative, elementary ideas that could change the look of my small apartment.
Today, as I lounge in my comfortable and cute computer chair at my desk, I can write an article to guide others on how to make their home look like heaven, while not losing an arm and a leg. Read on to find out how you can create your brand new look for your home while staying within a budget!
1. Get Rid Of Everything Unpleasant
When we say get rid of things you do not want, we mean EVERYTHING! Be it clothes you have not worn in ages, old magazines and newspapers, weird odors, weeds in your garden, or bugs in your bed. The first step towards owning a beautiful home is holding a clean house. Invest in quality air fresheners and bug remover sprays. Get a gardener or go and pull out those weeds yourself. Collect all those magazines lying around and throw them in the trash. Start anew with a fresh canvas and a fresh mind.
2. The Future Is Minimalistic
The next thing you need to understand is less is more. Minimalist interior design has been the core concept of the 21st century thus far. Toss out everything you do not need or give it to charity. Do not hog onto ugly and out of fashion furniture just because it was expensive. Hold a garage sale and make some extra cash. You can then use this money to buy modern and stylish décor for your dream house.
An uncluttered house is not only high fashion, but it also helps you in feeling more at peace. Your home is the place you come to relax and rejuvenate yourself. Do not make it into a space that leaves you overwhelmed as soon as you step foot into it.
3. Add Personality And Spark With A Unique Paint Combination
Something as necessary as a paint job can change the outlook of your home. This fact is not news to anyone, but what many of us fail to consider is the prospective implications of the color we choose on our mental state. Many of us have heard of color theory, but when it comes to picking the colors for our walls, we often choose a ‘safe’ option.
Instead of choosing the basic white, go with a tranquil blue to calm down the storms in your mind the next time your house requires a paint job. A refreshing green can make you feel closer to nature and more at peace with yourself. Tones of red or purple can add a sexy atmosphere to your bedroom. Hues of yellow and orange will leave you energized as soon as you step foot into your living room.
4. Borrow From Nature
There is no argument about how beautiful nature is. One of the best and most inexpensive ways to decorate your home is to bring that outside beauty inside. Seashells and queerly shaped rocks make a beautiful decorative medium. Exhibit your collections on a wall, or paint them and spread them over a flat surface.
Some interior design components never go out of style. For example, a large amount of natural light is always considered to be an asset. Invest in curtains that strategically let in natural light. It will make your space appear larger than it is and give it a natural boost.
5. Pick Up A Few Candles On Your Next Trip To The Grocery Store
Candles are an economical and perfect way to spice up your interior design. Giving out just enough light, they make the environment a lot more romantic and peaceful. What tops it all off is if these inexpensive and alluring accessories are scented! They can marginally alter your mood almost immediately.
When you go to purchase grocery items next time, remember to pick up a few candles in the same color but different heights. Group them in glass containers to add visual interest and to rest your worry about knocking them over and accidentally setting your house on fire.
The Importance Of Decorating Your Home
Having a beautiful place to come home to after a long day of work can drive all your exhaustion away. The look of a place can marginally affect the mood of the people living in it or even just visiting. How many times has it been that you enter a dimly lit, fancy café for a coffee and immediately felt at peace? Also though the prospect of enjoying good food and a piping hot cup of coffee in a short while maybe a significant contributor to the satisfying feeling, it is the décor of the place that influences your attitude so drastically.
The Final Word
So there you go. These were five inexpensive, easy, and time-friendly ways to enhance the look of your home. Make this your weekend DIY project and you, too, can finally upload pictures of your heaven on earth on social media and motivate sixteen-year-olds to go to their afterschool jobs!