I often find myself looking for new things that I can do to update my home. I love browsing through Pinterest and home magazines to get ideas. Sadly, most of us are limited by a certain budget as to what we can do with our homes. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being frugal, it’s a fun challenge trying to find the bargain, or make your dream decor. So don’t think that you can’t make a few changes to your home, just because you are on a budget. Here are a few ideas to update your home, that won’t break the bank.
If you are on a budget, shopping in charity shops will be your new best friend. You can find some awesome things in them. Sometimes you need to find the potential in an item. Boring vases, but its a good shape? Spray paint it. So if you are looking to update your mantlepiece or some shelving with trinkets, a vase or jug, then head to the charity shops to have a look. Car boot sales and eBay are also good places to look for home bargains. Car boot sales and flea markets are great places to haggle too. I always try to get to a few flea markets abroad if I can and pick up little bits which will be completely different back home.
DIY or upcycle some of the essentials in your home. Paint that bookcase, create a new piece of artwork or dye those curtains. Little things like this can make a big difference.
Grab some seeds and go to town on your front or back garden. Flowers make everyone happy.A lot of people have sheds or outhouses in the garden. If they were built around the 1950s, they might need to be checked by asbestos surveyors. It was common back then, and if there is some, perhaps in the roofing, then it will need to be removed safely, once all that is done why not paint your shed a bright colour?
I think lighting is the perfect way to update any room. Whether that is just getting some brighter LED bulbs, or getting a new light fitting. A chandelier style fixture can look so stunning, but there are a lot of affordable options out there. Floor lamps or a dimmer switch are great options for mood lighting. Being able to adjust the brightness in a room is a great way to update the room.