Naturally, your home is where you probably spend the most amount of time and, as such, you will want to make it as comfortable and possibly, even stylish, as you can, regardless of the amount of spare money you have leftover every month.
With that being said, continue reading for a concise guide to home improvement on a budget.
Quality Over Quantity
The temptation is understandably hard to resist when wanting to modernise your home décor, to bulk-buy new bits and pieces which are of the same colour and style and simply replace your current items.
However, if you are looking to add a stylish flair to your interior living spaces, it is far better to spend your hard-earned money on one larger item, which will act as a new focal point for the room.
Choose Durable Colours
Even though it is rare for a colour to be described as durable, the truth is that, especially if your home is a bustling family one, the floors, as well as everything else, can get very mucky, very quickly.
To combat this, you should consider moving away from neutral tones and look to a deeper blue, for example, when choosing a new carpet and in those rooms which receive a great deal of foot traffic, the plush and tread of the carpet you choose is not as important as how hard-wearing it is. An established carpet shop in dulwich, with experienced staff, will be more than happy to find the ideal carpet for the specific dimensions of your room at a reasonable price.
An alternative to heading out to the high street to buy new home decor items to inject life into the design of your home, another viable option is to work with what you have, but in a different way.
Just as the art of surrealism is essentially breaking down a normal concept and reassembling it in an alternative way to create an entirely new one, focusing instead on the Feng Shui of your room and even the basic layout can make a huge difference.
The basic and unbreakable rules of Feng Shui are as follows:
- Never have your bed or sofa underneath a window.
- Use the eight-sided map of energy, the Bagua Map, in every room.
- Consider colour carefully.
- Keep a clean and tidy home.
- Ensure resting and working areas are kept entirely separate.
Add Indoor Plants
The power of bringing the outdoors inside your home with the addition of several, appropriately chosen, indoor plants can never be overstated and what is more, this is a fantastically affordable way of transforming the look and feel of any room in your home.
Not only that, but surrounding yourself with indoor plants may well also positively benefit your emotional health and well-being, as well as serve to improve the overall air quality in your home and also help you to do your ‘bit’ for the environment.