It can be overwhelming to consider the time and money that goes into a full-blown home renovation. But you don’t have to break the bank to change the look and feel of your home. A fresh coat of paint, and a visit to Pinterest can do wonders for a tired space.
If you’ve got an afternoon to spare, these are some quick, easy and cheap options to spruce up your home.
Punch up your walls with some wallpaper. Looking to brighten up a bland beige room, or lacklustre bathroom? There are dozens of affordable and attractive removable wallpapers on the market to choose from. Simply pick a design that speaks to you, and spend an hour or so applying it to the desired location. Before you know it, you’ve created a whole new space without breaking a sweat (or the bank.)
Consider adding some floating shelves. It can be hard to find the right place to display all the photos and knick-knacks you’ve been accumulating over the years. Instead of letting them sit at the bottom of boxes or bookshelves, use them to create a dynamic space by installing a few floating shelves. One or two in the entryway, with the right curated collection of objects, can lend a whole new sense of style to an otherwise boring space.
Two words: Gallery wall. Sure, you’ve got all of your most recent travel photos on your Instagram, but when was the last time you actually sat down and looked through them? Gather together a few of your favourite shots, plus some simple black frames, and arrange them on a wall of your choosing. It’ll brighten up your room, and act as a great conversation starter at parties.