How to revamp your home on a budget
Is it possible to revamp your home on a budget and still achieve beautiful high-end results?
As interior stylists who work with a wide range of budgets and clients, we know it can be done! You just have to know the industry tricks to revamp your home on budget without it, well, looking like it’s on a budget. Here are just a few ways you can get luxury for less.
Know what to pay for
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by costs when doing an interior makeover. It quickly adds up! Do your research and find out which items to invest in, and which are just nice to have. For example, don’t spend too much on accessories like cushions, rugs and vases that change with the season. On the other hand, good-quality timeless furniture like sofas, tables and beds are much more expensive to replace, so invest well and you’ll only have to buy once.
Update your metalware
Scratched and dull metalware can easily take the shine off your home. But the good news is, it’s simple and fairly inexpensive to fix. While you can use some elbow grease to polish up faucets, shower heads and handles, it may be worth replacing them for good. Copper or black matte metalware adds an effortlessly modern touch!
Let there be light
Often people don’t realise how much they can transform their living space with good lighting. Whether it’s replacing heavy drapes with sheer curtains or upgrading to better-quality light bulbs, the brighter the better. Your home will look bigger and fresher without spending much money at all. If you don’t get much natural light, make sure to read up on our easy fixes.
A fresh lick of paint
Paint is another cost-effective way to instantly make your room look bigger and brighter. Don’t go too edgy or experimental – a fresh coat of white paint will go the distance for years to come, no matter which way interior trends go. The biggest decision you need to make is the paint’s undertone, but as a general rule, if you have a warm scheme, choose a warm undertone, and likewise for a cool scheme.
It’s easy to tell if you’ve cut corners with synthetic fabric – it simply looks and feels cheap. Cotton, on the other hand, is still budget-friendly but will last longer, being breathable, washable and planet-friendly. If you have more stretch in your budget, try accenting with on-trend materials including velvet, suede and leather. A little goes a long way.
Add an artistic touch
Opulent homes are always full of art, but how can you recreate this on a budget? While you won’t be able to splash out on original pieces, you can still create an impressive gallery wall with affordable prints. Hot tip: good picture frames make the artwork look even better.
Need to revamp your home on a budget?
We can help! With Styled to Keep, we can kit your property out in modern and timeless furniture and accessories, all yours to keep and enjoy in your newly made-over home. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we can meet your unique styling needs.