Every year, we hear about this or that trend getting in or out of passion which makes us wonder- are there really people who remodel their home on the annual basis? Of course not. Even the most fanatical fashionistas wouldn’t impose such a thing on themselves. First of all, such a thing would cost a fortune. Second, it asks for a lot of work and finally, it leaves your home a mess for at least few weeks. Luckily, you don’t actually have to remodel a home in order to reinvigorate it a bit. Here are five simple tips that will refresh your living space while requiring little to no investment on your side.
Keep in mind that buying items at their full price is not the only choice you have. Many people dream about living in a Victorian mansion or a rustic Provençal farmhouse, which made the vintage style more popular than it ever was. This means that the older a furniture piece is, the more authentic it looks. It also means that you can simply browse through basements, garage sales and flea markets for the items you need and then restore them at your liking. If you aim for shabby chic, you don’t even have to bother with the restauration of the given furniture pieces that much.
Play with the Natural Light
The best thing about your home’s windows is that they act as a portal to a whole different world. If you do this thing right, you can use them to incorporate your outdoors in the interior design and in this way, make an illusion of the continuous space. The easiest way to do so is by playing with the natural light. Apart from being power-saving and vital for the mental health of the inhabitants, natural light also has the power to completely alter the appearance of any room in the house. With the use of mirrors, internal pillars and shades you can adjust its intensity to your liking.
Go with the Cloth
Another way in which you can alter the perception of the room is by adding some wall cloth to the mix. In some parts of the world, wall rugs are almost a must have accessory in any room. So, if you plan on going with a different theme in your design, this is something you may plan towards. On the other hand, if you are planning to go with something more traditional, you can sate your room’s need for cloth with the right choice of curtain. According to renowned curtains Perth based retailers, the length of the curtain can also affect the perception of the rooms height. Going with just few inches more than you need, you can make the room appear significantly taller.
Modern architecture already has enough glass, steel and concrete as it is. What it lacks however is a bit of life. Because of that, you may want to think about transforming your room into an indoors jungle. For this, however, you would have to find the right set of plants. The safest choice would be to go with monster deliciosa, schefflera or something from the philodendron family. One things these plants have in common is a fact that they are easy to maintain, they grow fast and have low-to-medium water needs. This makes them ideal for busy people who want to admire a hint of nature in their home, without having to become part-time gardeners.
Finally, in order to save a bit of money, you can try your hand at arts and crafts and make your own accessories. When it comes to wall ornaments you can go rampant, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t make a practical item or two. Hanging planter (for the aforementioned indoors jungle), can be made from scrap materials, while a hook board for keys require as little as a plank and several nails.
When it comes to the renovation, there is always a price to be paid. Sometimes this comes down to the money, but there are times where the price is to be paid in effort and creativity. Which of these methods suits you more is on you to decide.
Author Bio: Steven Clarke is a DIY enthusiast, interested in home improvement, design and new technologies. When not working on new projects, he likes to spend his time in the great outdoors.