As of 2018, the global home décor market was valued at $663.1 billion. Every year, new homeowners, as well as longtime homeowners, spend a significant amount of money on interior design.
For new homeowners, redoing the decor is essential to give their new home a personal touch. Longtime homeowners spend on interior décor to ensure their homes remain stylistic as per changing interior standards.
Unfortunately, revamping your interior design can be an expensive undertaking. However, it does not have to be so. There are creative ways to improve the aesthetic appeal of your house even if you are on a budget.
1. Pay Extra Attention to the Finishes
You do not have to be extravagant for your interior design to be elegant. If you’re on a budget, it’s best to first start with what is available and make it the best it could be. In this regard, begin with the finishes. A house with poor finishing appears to be dated and cheap.
Whether it’s paint or wallpaper, make sure different elements of décor merge seamlessly. A great way to ensure walls and the ceiling are perfectly blended is by using crown moulding. This is a cheap way of giving a room a finished look.
Walls take up much space in a room and give you the perfect platform to set the tone for your décor theme. As such, if you are creative and bold with the paint colour, you choose the walls are a perfect canvas.
Go for the dramatic and standout colours that will draw attention. If you’re not one for shouting colours, you can use soft hues but also have your doors painted. This will attract people’s attention and add glamour to your living room.
Achieving an elegant and glamorous interior design is all about being intentional and specific with décor elements to use. Anything that’s not part of the interior design takes away from the visual appeal of your décor.
As such, elegance and glamour does not have to be costly. All you have to do is declutter. In most cases, removing any unnecessary items that are not part of your interior décor will have a significant impact.
Decluttering has two benefits for your interior design. First, it ensures that the place is neat. Secondly, it allows the key elements of your décor to stand out.
4. It Does Not Have to Be New
As you revamp your interior décor, not everything has to be new. Though new products come with warranties, they’re also expensive and can blow your budget. The secret is to find high-quality second-hand items that you can incorporate in your décor.
Flea markets are a great place to find great items that are cheap. You can even gather all the things in your house that you do not use and go with them to the flea market. This will help you raise some more money or allow you to barter with items you like.
5. Check out the Local Art Scene
If you are an art aficionado, you may want to have artwork from the greats, but that’s impossible if you’re on a budget. However, this does not mean that you love for art cannot be part of your interior design.
Visit galleries that showcase artwork from budding artists. Who knows, you may buy the next Monalisa for a throwaway price. Alternatively, you can try painting or creating something unique.
With a limited budget for your decor project, you can only do one or two major changes. This may add something that’s really appealing but it will seem out of place as the rest of the décor is not as alluring.
Therefore, rather than make a few major changes, try making many minor changes that will combine to produce significant change. Try adding colourful accessories such as lamps, vases, candles, trays, cushions, and pillows.
For the kitchen, go for items such as cabinet knobs, handles, faucets, and other easy-to-install accessories.
7. Mix and Match
One of the main challenges with interior decor is achieving a free-flowing design using different elements and identifying colours that complement each other. However, you can also add texture and depth to your design by using different coloured items to create patterns.
If your sofa is blue, you can use red, yellow, and green pillows.
It All Begins With a Plan
Regardless of the resources available, without a well thought out design, your home décor efforts will not yield the desired results. Determine your colour palette first then incorporate suitable items.