Simple Ways to Beautify Your Home on a Budget
Interior trends come and go just like fashion looks, and this means that it can be expensive to stay up to date. If you’re a fan of interior designlike muah anddddd you spend many an hour poring over Instagram snaps of stunning homes, you don’t have to give up hope of having a chic and stylish place. There are ways of beautifying your home for less. Trust me, I would know because I have spent hours and hours and hours searching the internet for the perfect pieces to fill up my apartment.
I wanted to share some budget-friendly tips that I have found have helped me while decorating. I have had to take to DIY to get the look I want. There are a lot of shops that have some budget friendly options for almost everything, EXCEPT... dressers. THERE ARE NEVER ANY GOOD DRESSERS FOR CHEAP! That is why DIY'ing is so helpful. And if you're like me then you want the softest furnishings, most on point wallpaper, and most expensive of everything possible then DIY is the only options. You can tackle a wide range of projects, from making your own cushions to putting up shelves and building custom-made tables.
You can start by taking a look at sites like Sawist.com for the right tools, watching online tutorials to get some ideas and inspiration from platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. That's what I did when I decided to do some DIY flower pots to line the top of my kitchen cabinets. We wanted the tall grass in sleek pots but of course didn't want to pay the price of real ones or fake ones that are already potted. I went to Michaels and bought 6 fake tall grass sections and then bought 6 sleek, black vases and some styrofoam to make them stay upright in the pots. It cost me $12 bucks per potted plant total instead of the usual price of $20 +. You can shop the grass bush bundle here.
Accessorizing is another way to help beautify your space and help style your home. You can adapt the look and theme of the room by adding colored accents or accessories. In the living room, for example, you can use soft furnishings, plant pots and vases, candle holders and framed prints to set the tone, inject different colorways and embrace new trends. Terracotta pots, bamboo rugs and hibiscus print cushions are ideal for a fresh and natural spring look while vases of white orchids, monochrome cushion covers and black frames are perfect for a modern, minimal vibe. Changing your accessories and accents is much cheaper and less labor-intensive than redesigning the entire room. Although, I would rather redesign the whole room if I had the option (;
I briefly mentioned this earlier, but shopping around really helps. I usually will start at Pinterest and then find random links to stores and then when those end up costing my first born child I take the name and type it into google with the word cheap after it LOL. You can also check out thrift stores, vintage shops and yard sales to uncover some hidden treasures. Upcycling is always a valid option. You can use your creative flair and your DIY skills to transform rundown chests, tables and chairs into beautiful pieces that will take your place from looking like a broke college student to less barren college apartment (; For inspiration, take a look at https://www.pinterest.com/susyns/upcycled-furniture/.
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