Cost of living and a shoestring budget

Tips to improve the look & feel of your home without breaking the bank

cost of living

If you don’t have much savings in the bank and don’t have that extra cash that you would need to do a full decorating job in your home, don’t worry, as there are ways in which you can transform your home and change the whole perception of your house or apartment, or even your garden space, without it costing you loads of money to do so. There are loads of tips and tricks that we’ve picked up over the years that allow you to add touches of luxury or to freshen things up significantly, even if you don’t have a big budget to do so. This includes the installation of versatile and flexible wood wall panels, adding a rug or new soft furnishings, the choices are endless, but you can be as creative as you want and need to be.

Wood wall panelling installation

One of the best ways to improve the look and feel of your home without it costing loads of money to do so is to look for specialist wood wall panel installation. The dynamic can change quite quickly, offering a stylish décor that can become an integral part of the entire concept of aesthetic that you are looking for with the project. Alongside the style and look, wood wall panels also offer fantastic acoustics for the room, are great insulators to maintain good temperature control during both winter and summer, are sustainable and environmentally friendly, and are also really quick and easy to install.

Change your soft furnishings and furniture

It might be a little too expensive at this time to buy a brand new sofa, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still shake things up with simple tricks that are cost-effective. First, you can choose to make a project out of your sofa and/or other chairs, with refurnishing and reupholstery revitalising tired furniture. On top of that you can buy cheaper new cushions and throws to be used around the furniture, freshening things up considerably.

Add a rug to the room

Another way to change the whole perception and dynamic of a room with one simple switch up and without it costing a lot of money, is to add a rug to the room. Installing whole new flooring through the house might just be too expensive at this time, but instead you can cover a sizeable area of any room with a rug, or a selection of smaller rugs that can be placed strategically and add a whole new look to your living space.

Polish up the door handles

This might seem a small change, but it can be significant in the size of difference to the aesthetic it can actually make. A new set of doorknobs that you change throughout the entire house can help to bring old worn-out doors and cabinets back to life instantly, and be part of the overall design, complementing the different decorating hints and paint flourishes that you are adding to the house.

Reinvent your storage solutions

Storage solutions are a challenge in every single home, no matter how much stuff and how much space you’ve got. Efficient storage is a necessity, and one way in which you be cost-effective in how you redecorate and repurpose for the sake of a better, cleaner home aesthetic is to add a few budget-friendly storage baskets in your living room, decorative hooks in the bathroom and kitchen, and coat storage that is a little different to the usual. Being creative with your storage solutions works to make the place look better whilst also providing a function that is needed. If you need help to organise your home and optimise your storage, we have professional organisers throughout the UK. Learn more about our services here.

Bring the outdoors inside

A way to make a space feel fresh, clean and calm is to add houseplants to your home. Investing in some plants that are luscious and lively, helps to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside and gives a real lift to a tired space. Little plants that can handle low light and humidity are perfect for a kitchen windowsill, but there are loads of options for different types of plants for different rooms and purposes.

Wood wall panelling is just one of the great choices you can see above that help you make a significant impact on the aesthetic of your home without breaking the bank. It might seem daunting at first to want to redecorate your home or even to just freshen it up a little bit after a few years of it looking the same and getting a bit tired and dated. When you combine that desire with a low budget and the cost of living crisis, it might seem like a project too far. These little tips and tricks, decorating tasks, can make little differences that don’t cost loads, but have a massive impact for the better.

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