Redecorating can be a complicated process. However, if one wants to play it smart, it’s possible to change the living space without spending a truckload of money.
GIGGAG found a few easy ways to make your house more comfortable and cozy without making a serious financial investment.
Use frames for unusual items. Try using a frame around an oversized mirror or a TV set. You can even make DIY frames for sockets and switches. This trick can make any interior look richer, turning an ordinary apartment into a chic palace.
Discreet zoning in an interior adds coziness and a feeling of comfort and privacy to a home. There’s no need to build fences or buy heavy bookcases and racks as a separating unit. It’s enough to paint some walls into different colors or put linoleum on the floor. This trick is very useful for studios and small apartments.
Ordinary things can become the highlight of an interior if they are simply reworked a bit. A new chandelier costs a lot of money. As a cheaper option, paint the old domes and draw something on the bulbs — you’ll gain a cool designer piece that will make your guests look up more often. You can do the same thing with plain dresser drawers.
A bed is a focal point in any bedroom — it is the most dominant part of the design of the room. Put more focus on the headboard and you’ll see how the whole interior can change.
Shops are full of creative accessories. Take advantage of this by changing the doorknobs and handles of wardrobes, cupboards, and dressers. It won’t take a lot of time and will take your home’s coziness and uniqueness up a notch.
Many interiors have pieces that spoil the whole look of a room, but can’t be removed. In the majority of cases, people try to hide or disguise these eye-sores. If there is an old radiator for example, you can turn it into an art-piece by simply painting it boldly. If there are some wires sticking out of a wall, they can be arranged into a pattern that’s interesting to look at.
If there is a lack of space that you feel can only be remedied by moving to a different apartment, then an ordinary ladder may save the day. Don’t be afraid of placing high shelves right under the ceiling. There will be no dust and you’ll get significantly more space.
Modern skirting boards are made of plastic and everyone can afford them. They can be painted, put on the walls, or they can even cover sharp angles. Well-chosen skirting boards look like luxurious moldings, adding chicness to any interior.
Sometimes, the simplest and cheapest option is the right one. Don’t bother using suspended and tensioned ceilings: they cost a lot and steal 4-7 cm of a room’s height. Instead of complicating things, simply prime the ceiling and paint it. Buy some beautiful lighting with the money you’ll have saved.
Mirrors are the best helpers when creating the art of illusion. Put several mirrors on one wall — they will replace any other type of decoration and will be a good alternative to photographs, posters or pictures. Moreover, they will add more light and volume to the interior, which is especially useful in small apartments.
3D floors are often used in bathrooms. They are made by using layers of epoxy resin in order to create the feeling of a 3D picture. This design definitely adds volume and depth to the interior and will surprise and puzzle anyone who steps into your bathroom.
The main tip: don’t be afraid to break the rules and show your individuality! There’s always a way to leave some space for new ideas. If you have any cool ideas on improving the interior without spending a lot of money, share them with us in the comments.
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