How To Redecorate On A DIY Budget
Simple DIY redecorating can mean the difference between your “house” and your “home.” Adding warmth and charm to your new place can be easy with a few fun and inexpensive ideas. Redecorating should not mean taking on an elaborate project or spending thousands of dollars. Sometimes a fun weekend project is all it takes to give your place a new look! Consider these quick projects when you have the time:
Are you tired of the drab light switch covers on your walls? Consider spray painting them a different color. Not only will the fresh paint give your wall a new look, but it will also camouflage any dirt. White switch covers can get a grimy look after some time.
Additionally, consider painting an accent wall! Accent walls are a great way to brighten up any room with a splash of color, and can be easy to paint over when it’s time to move.
If you are thinking about getting rid of old furniture, think twice before you toss it! A makeover can give old furniture a new life. Consider painting the furniture a new color or reupholstering the fabric. This is also a handy tip if you like shopping at secondhand stores or garage sales. You can find great pieces and make them your own by simply changing the color. (I recently purchased a beautiful wood table at a garage sale for $10, sanded the table, and put a clean coat of varnish and the table looks brand new!)
A fail-proof redecorating project is simply painting the interior of your new home. It is amazing what a simple coat of paint can do to a room. A tiny room can seem much larger just by choosing the correct color palette. It may be a good idea to tackle the paint job prior to moving into your new place. Painting prior to your move can avoid having to move furniture once you’re all settled in.
However, if you are looking for a less labor intensive job, try switching out the door knobs and cabinet hardware throughout your home.
These are just a few ideas to settle into your new residence after your move. Try one or all of them to spice up your new home!