When it comes to giving a home a revamp, there is plenty that can be changed that does not have to cost a lot of money. Both walls and furniture can be given a new look without breaking the bank and there are many changes that can be carried out without the help of a professional tradesman.
Alter the décor
Unless the room is very large, it will only take one or two tins of paint to give the walls a new look. This is not expensive to buy, as there are now many value brands of paint around that work just as well as the pricier options. With the help of the right tools such as a roller, the room can be changed in a matter of hours. For a quicker change that will cost even less, the homeowner can create a feature wall in the room. Simply add colour to one wall – if the room has a chimney breast then this is usually a good wall to choose, as it can become something of a focal point in the room. Make this wall brighter or give it bold patterned wallpaper.
Consider other features of the room such as the windows. Keeping the window area neat and tidy is a good start but the dressing of the window is also important. Having a large window is good as this lets in plenty of light to the room but it also gives the opportunity to make the window a focal point. Curtain colour should be complementary to the rest of the décor and should work with it rather than clash. For a more modern approach the homeowner can opt for internal window shutters. These are a very stylish feature and have many benefits. They can be easily installed by the homeowner and are a great investment, as they will last for a very long time.
Rather than replace any of the existing furniture, why not see if it can be given a new lease of life? It is fairly easy to recover old footstools, to paint wooden furniture and find a new use for old items that are just sitting there doing nothing. Materials such as paint and fabric can be purchased very cheaply and apart from that it costs nothing more than a bit of time. Those who own mismatched wooden furniture can paint it all to match, helping to give the room a more stylish feel.
When using fabric to cover footstools or create throws the same type of fabric can be used for other accessories in the room, such as cushion covers, curtains or lampshades. It is also possible to shop around for second-hand items to revamp, and those who are prepared to use sites such as Freecycle can even obtain these at no cost.
The only limits to the changes that can be made in the home are the limits of the mind. A little bit of imagination can go a very long way, giving the home a new look in a matter of hours.