If you’re like one of the many homeowners who love scrolling on the internet about home inspirations and decorations, you’re probably looking for ways to redesign your home. Whether you spend a lot of time at home or not, it’s tempting to style your home in a way that represents your personality.
However, when you think of redesigning your home, you can’t help but consider how much you’ll spend during the process. The good news is you can style and freshen your home on a budget or without costing anything. Also, many people are looking into redecorating their homes subtly but refreshingly.
Not all people are after grand renovations and refurbishments that would entirely wipe out the remnants of their old home styling. Here are seven ways you can try if you’re one of the people aiming to redesign your home subtly but refreshingly.
1 – Change your flooring tiles or use carpets to add texture.
Sometimes, when you feel like your home is missing something, you only need to change or add something to your flooring. If you think your home furniture, walls, and arrangements are seamless, yet something is still off, it could be the floors.
Today, you can find various vinyl tile designs that could instantly brighten and transform the same space into an entirely new one. However, consider that installing vinyl tiles could give you downtime that might be inconvenient. If that’s the case, consider using carpets instead in areas where you want to add texture and design.
2 – Change your curtains or blinds into a more complementary colour and pattern that matches your room.
Another way to redesign your home subtly is to change your curtains or blinds. Often, homeowners fail to notice how their choice of blinds or curtains doesn’t match their walls and home furniture. As a result, their room feels unbalanced or contrasting regardless of the seamless furniture styling.
Consider changing your living room curtains into a brighter or darker colour that complements your walls and colour theme. Sometimes, you just need to change your curtains or blinds to ones with patterns to add texture to the room. If you’re worried about the colours that perfectly complement your colour theme, you can always refer to the colour wheel for guidance.
3 – Create wall art using your family pictures or existing frame decors.
Sometimes, all a home needs is to cover its bare walls with frames and art decor for a change. If you have a lot of home photographs that are only sitting on your shelves, it’s time to dust them off and hang them in a frame.
Today, many aesthetic picture frames are available online or from a local physical store near you. The good news about that is those frames are affordable. You don’t necessarily have to get expensive frames. I suggest getting quality ones that add design and art to your bare walls.
Once you have your frames, it’s time to style them the way you want to. But remember patterns matter in styling. So make sure that your positioning is balanced.
4 – Organise and put your stuff in aesthetic organisers for uniformity.
One of the home activities many people did during the pandemic was organise their clutter. You must start to organise your stuff if you want to redesign your home. Doing so will help you dispose of items you no longer need. Also, it will be easier to store the ones you regularly use.
I recommend buying aesthetic organisers to store your condiments, gadget-related stuff, and even your utensils. Uniformity can make your home look cleaner and put together without redesigning your furniture.
5 – Install a mirror if your space feels tight and small.
One of the hacks interior designers use when designing a small studio unit is installing mirrors. Mirrors create the illusion that a space is more spacious than its size. Also, mirrors make an area feel brighter and roomier seamlessly.
If you think an area in your house feels stuffy and tight, consider installing a mirror. I recommend installing mirrors that are around six feet tall. You can also install a floor-to-ceiling mirror in one area in a room if you have the budget. But if you think that’s too much, consider buying at least three to four 6 feet by 2 feet framed mirrors instead.
Framed mirrors are also great accent pieces–aside from creating a space illusion.
6 – Use sofa covers and throw pillowcases with patterns and colours to transform your sofa into an accent piece.
Another easy hack you can do is to use sofa covers and pillowcases to transform your living room into a refreshing area. If you don’t have the budget to replace and buy a brand-new sofa, consider buying sofa covers instead.
The great thing about sofa covers is that you can redesign your sofa with various designs and themes any time you want. Also, since the living area is where you welcome guests, it’s a clever way to transform and redesign the space. You can also buy throw pillowcases with flashy and striking patterns to add character to your living space.
7 – Add some plants.
Last but not least, consider adding some plants. Like mirrors, plants can make a space look alive and brighter. However, taking care of plants can be time-consuming, especially if you don’t have time to spare.
If you can’t commit to taking care of plants, consider buying fake accent plants instead. They’re easier to clean and maintain but make your place look better. Feng shui experts usually don’t recommend putting plastic plants into a home. However, if you still love to add some “natural” feel to make your place alive, you can consider fake plants.
Redesigning and transforming your home doesn’t need to be costly and grand.
I can guarantee that any homeowner would like to make their spaces where anyone would feel rested and relaxed. However, not everyone can afford to spend massive amounts of money to redesign their homes. But that doesn’t mean you can no longer transform your space.
Always remember that redesigning and transforming your home doesn’t need to be costly and grand. You can start by changing small things in your house and soon work on the others once you have the budget.
About the author:
Bianca Banda is a writer for Williams Bros Ltd., a one-stop flooring shop specialist in Manchester known for its high-quality vinyl, carpets, blinds, and Karndean products and services.