Not many property and interior lovers out there would shy away from refreshing and renewing a space, but more often there’s something more important stuff to spend your money on. So try to be resourceful in order to reinvigorate your room on a budget.
The key is having the ability to envision your room with new eyes. A makeover doesn’t necessarily entail throwing out all your things and replace them with the hottest designs out there.
Here are simple rules you can follow to reinvigorate your room.
Set aside a budget. The amount could be as little as $20. Keep in mind that money cannot buy you style.
Get Rid of Clutter
Temporarily de-clutter your room of all styling items, including cushions, lamps, accessories, books, trinkets, flowers and personal trinkets. Put them in another part of the house, in a space where you can easily sort through them.
Go through the items and discard those that are damaged, send back items that you have borrowed and donate things that you have no use for anymore.
Now that you have an empty space (well, except for the larger items), study the layout and determine if you can position the furniture better. Would it look better to bring the sofa off the wall or put an armchair nearer to the lounge? When doing this make sure the change will not affect the functionality of the room.
Adopt a New Style
Remember the styling items that you’d removed temporarily? Return the items that you want to keep back into the room. At this time, be aware of what you got rid of and what you need to augment. Here are items to give you an idea on how to do this:
- Lighting: floor or table lamps
- Art or mirror
- Coffee table accessories
- Cushions and a throw
Call a small group of your friends and convince them to create a sort of swap store. Here you can pool the items that you no longer want with those of your friends. In this swap store, you can shop for free to help make over your room.
With regards to those last items, follow the theory of high/low styling. You don’t need to use expensive items to make a room feel complete. Go to major chains stores and small boutique to buy inexpensive and distinctive items. You will be astounded what adding a simple accessory to a coffee table can do for a room.