Purchasing a newly-built home or constructing a dream home is one of the happiest moments of your life. After the construction or purchase, you have to decorate to make it for your living. As you have invested a lot of money in the construction or purchase of your new abode so some of you find it hard to invest a lot in its decoration. Some of you find decorating your house very difficult when the market around you is flooded with expensive items.
Here are some simple, but effective tips to make your home decoration more expensive:
- Plan and prioritize
Decorating a newly-built home can be an overwhelming task for you if you do not plan and decide what to do at first. Your budget constraint makes planning and prioritizing vital for you. Your decorating plan helps you work in the right direction. While making a plan, avoid focusing on everything in the single step. First of all, start decorating what is essential, and you can decide it with talking to each member of your family.
- Use fabric
Using fabric is the quickest and most economical way to decorate a new home. You can think about changing pillow cover, bed sheets, slip covers, curtains, etc. Further, you can work with rugs at the front door or in the living room/bedroom. At the front door, you can place custom welcome mats and designer rugs in your living room. High end hand-woven rugs can cost you a lot. You can buy cheaper one from any chain store.
- Use wallpapers
Wallpapers are available in a wide array of patterns, designs, and colours. These papers work wonders to create a durable surface and are easy to clean. Wallpapers can cost you more than paint, and so you can think of sticking them partially when your budget is tight. Use a small amount of wallpapers to the wall area you want to highlight in your home. For example, you can use them in nooks, cabinets, headboards, and furniture to save cost.
- Place your old furniture differently
For a newly built/bought home decoration, it is not necessary to replace all your furniture items with a new one, as it can be a very expensive matter for you. Instead of replacing, rearrange them to have a different look and feel in your abode. For example, a big piece of furniture can block the movement if the couch’s back is in the front you see as the first thing when you walk into the living room. Here, move your sofa and take it to the opposite wall to have a new focal point to make your room look more attractive and enhance the movement. In this rearrangement, you have to spend not a single penny.
- Shop secondhand and paint them
If you notice your furniture pieces are not in good conditions and placing them in your new home can break its look, opt for secondhand furniture pieces. You can avail them from reuse centres, thrift stores, and craigslist. After getting the furniture pieces as per your requirements, you can make them new and fresh by using wallpapers and fabrics. After sometimes, you can buy a new one.
- Plant small to mid-sized plants
Placing plant pots is one of the most inexpensive ways to decorate a newly built or bought home. Installing plants in pots in and around your home is good for your happiness and health. Greenery brightens up your living space and makes your home seem bigger. In the contemporary world, you can avail plants in stylish containers, and availing such one helps you save the cost you will have to spend in buying pots for your plantation. You can think of placing money plants or fox plants inside your home.
- Work with lights
Lights can make or break the look of your new home. Whether you have used costly wallpapers, paints, titles, or furniture to decorate your home, you won’t be able to leave good impressions on your guests if you have no proper lighting. In today’s market, you come across numerous lighting options that can be costlier or inexpensive for you. Opt pendant lights for your home, as they can help you to highlight the area of your home at a lower cost.
Decorating a new home requires you to invest both time and money. With a proper and steady plan, you can decorate your abode gradually. Start working on what is necessary and do the least important decoration works at the end. With slow and steady, you will decorate your home, even if you are on a tight budget. Apart from the tips mentioned above, you can use your creative mind or request a professional to guide you in your decoration.