Sprucing up your home is a great feeling, it allows you to give your home just that little finishing touch. It can be something as simple as moving around some furniture or hanging your favourite painting on a wall.
There are many ways to spruce up your home on a budget, as there are many useful tips & tutorials online.
However, I have been wondering whether you have any good tips to share on sprucing up your home on a budget? Perhaps, you might even have good tips to share on how to DIY certain items?
It would be great to hear about your experiences and maybe even about some projects you've worked on 🙂.
I'm looking forward to hearing your answers!
(p.s. I've moved into a new house, and I'm very keen on hearing about any tips that you might have.)
Hey @Quincy, love this topic! What I came to realise is that it's easier to sprouting up the house by changing specific decorations. What I've done is keep everything neutral and minimal colour and design-wise, as far as more significant, bulkier, and expensive items are concerned (e.g. couches and other furniture), and then make smaller, cheaper, easier changes every few years. From colourful vases to different paintings and rugs that can change the feeling of the rooms significantly, only by bringing new colours in them.
Is that picture your new living room or is just an example?
To spruce up the living room that appear in the picture you have posted... the first thing to do (IMO) it would be to change that floor that sounds like a chess table for some other one.
Maybe be you could paste another type of vinil floor, wooden texture or some light color. This type of material to cover floors are sold by meter, similar to fabrics.
I do not know if it would fit your budget. However in the youtube there are lots of videos teaching on how to DIY.
Nice one @Quincy.
ALWAYS, keep your palette or vision simple on the eye. That doesn’t necessary minimalist, but allow the eye to gently flow without feeling overworked or chaotic with colour clashes..
Over themed can by unsettling, as can be too minimal.
Maintaining colour tones is relaxing. Too many opposite tones and colours can be very clashing and creates discord/ disharmony. 😊🌻
Look at the size of the room and decide can it take more colour or warmth, depending on heights of ceilings, what type of light it needs,
Some people recommend doing minimal in the first year, until you have “lived through all the seasons”. That way, you get the sense of light, shadows, warmth etc.
Buying furniture or soft furnishings en masse can lead to overspending and not being happy or as relaxed in the space as you might want. What works in summer is awful for winter... so there’s the balance.
Oh...now I see ! By seeing the true picture with beautiful flooring and floor lamps I can imagine that your house is neat and fashionable! Congrats!
The only advice I can give you is... follow your heart ! 🙂
Hi @Quincy So far I am fine, thanks! 🙂 The same to you 🙂
Oh... I see! The chess table flooring is new !
So my great tip is goes like this !!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is precious and I will not charge for this great advice! 🙂
Just buy a porcelain statue of a King and Queen (2 feet high) and put them on some squares of the floor!
It does not have to be a chess King or Queen type!
It can be an statue of Queen Elizabeth and the other one the father of Queen Elizabeth!
It will look very creative, interesting and bold! 🙂
It will attract lots of guests that are fond of the Queen and also foreigners because of the decoration!