When it comes to our homes, we don’t always have unlimited funds to spend, do we? Which is why, sometimes it’s important to get creative with our homes, and design spaces that don’t cost the earth to create. Of course, knowing how to do that is easier said than done, isn’t it? Or is it…
Okay, so revamping your home without breaking the bank does take some time and thought, whereas ‘doing up’ your home without worrying about the cost means minimal thinking when it comes to what you’re purchasing. However, if you are willing to put a little more time and thought into the process of updating your home, you can keep costs low.
I’m someone who, whenever it comes to any household project, I always like to keep costs as low as possible. As a result of always trying to do things without breaking the bank, I have plenty of cost-cutting hacks up my sleeve…
Intrigued? Keen to learn more about the best hacks for updating your living room on a budget? Read on for everything that you need to know to revamp your lounge, without overspending.
Get DIY inspo
A great tool for gaining insight into DIY ideas is Pinterest – it’s my go-to source for home ideas and inspiration. There are plenty of boards dedicated to low-cost home revamps, so you’re sure to find plenty of concepts to take advantage of.
Set a budget and stick to it
When it comes to decorating any area of your home, it’s far too easy to accidentally overspend. Once, when I was updating my bedroom, I had a budget of £150 but never actually budgeted out the cost of each aspect of the project and accidentally spend almost three times that amount. After that experience, I learnt just how important it was to set out a budget and *actually* stick to it.
How do you do that? Plan out every aspect of your project, from the cost of buying the perfect paint or wallpaper from Chapel Interiors – one of my go-to interiors and DIY stores – to the price of any new accessories you want to add to the space. By creating a simple budget where you assign different amounts to each aspect of the project, you can ensure that you don’t end up accidentally overspending like I did.
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve found when it comes to updating your home on a budget is also the simplest – don’t be afraid to get creative. The fact is that furniture and home remodels can be expensive, which is why it’s important to take a more creative approach when updating any area of your home.
Let’s say, you want to update your sofa but you don’t have the funds to buy a brand new one – you have a range of options available. You could opt to buy a second-hand sofa or you could choose to upcycle your old sofa – you would be amazed at how significant an impact some new upholstery can have on the look of a piece of furniture.
Or, say you don’t like your coffee table – maybe it’s old and damaged but you aren’t in a position to buy a brand new one. Instead, get inspired online and find a way to revamp your coffee table on the cheap – there are so many simple ways to do this. For instance, my old coffee table was looking a little worse for wear, so I painted it in cream chalk paint and added a sheet on sticky back vinyl in a pretty pattern to the top of it, to create a whole new table look.
When it comes to updating your home, there are plenty of simple hacks that you can take advantage of, it’s just a case of taking the time to think things through and plan any update carefully.