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.)
@Quincy Super-easy refresher is new throw cushions or cushion covers on a sofa, armchair, or bed.
But there have been many times when I've seen pretty basic listings and thought they could be a lot fresher and more inviting with vintage travel posters that speak to the region. For my next project I might use posters like these, but there are so many to pick from I'll have to wait and see what's perfect for the space:
I would frame them and either group them, or put them in tight spaces like powder rooms and front halls.
Just search for vintage travel posters on the web with the name of the town or place you'd like to highlight and you'll see a ton of choices.
(And just so you know how photogenic Quoddy Head Light is in real life, here's a shot I took in October:)
(PS: Can you straighten this and then remove the PS? Every time I post a photo I took with my camera as opposed to my phone, it appears sideways.)
I'm still chasing this @Ann72 - it's super weird as it does it with pics which I post from my phone (via my laptop)! I suspect it has something to do with the system not being able to read the file properly, but I will let you know once I hear back 🤓
Hi @Quincy Our listing is full of furniture from estate and antique sales. Also contains a few pieces I found on the curb. I recently gave the living room a quick facelift by adding new throw pillows and a coffee table made from vintage yardsticks.
Another new addition is the wine bar I made from the base of a treadle sewing machine base and more yardsticks. Last month we added a fire pit in the back yard and guests are loving it.
Hi! I agree with many of the comments here. I personally love interior design and definitely doing it on a budget for Airbnb apartments is an art in itself. My personal guidelines are:
1) Minimalism. Uncluttered spaces look cleaner
2) Try a light canvas - white walls, ceiling and if possible light floor ( the floor is the tough one but if you do the other 2 you're good
3) Add a few items that pop - again keep it at the minimal level possible. can be different color chairs at your dinning table for instance!
4) Try to keep symmetry and balance in the spaces - bedroom, living room...
these photos are from 2 apartments in my townhouse...
hope this helps!
Great details @Florence372 and also, this a perfect example of what we were saying @Quincy, about keeping everything that's large neutral and minimalistic, while giving character and life with smaller items that are big on bright colours which can be easily replaced every now and again.
Right @Cathie19 ?
Wish you were... where?
@Florence372, that ombre shower curtain is so interesting! I had never seen one like that, very cool.
I also really appreciate the list of places where you shop, I'm always curious about that 🙃
And @Nick, that's such a great point about going bold in the details! It definitely makes it a lot easier to change things up a bit when you feel like it. I'm currently looking for some fun cushions to put on my grey sofa, so that was the perfect tip. 😬
What is your hosting personality?