How to transform your home for £50
If 2020 was the year of lockdowns and social distancing then 2021 should be the year of hope and joy. We have all spent an increasing amount of time at home over the last year- working, playing, relaxing within the same walls with the same people. So how about some creative transformations for your new year new home? Our homes have had to deal with extra traffic and use as well as adapting for home working, home schooling, restaurant replacement and entertainment zone. Our homes need some TLC as much as we do but we don’t need to spend a fortune to make an impact.
1 – furniture shuffle
2 – Shop vintage
The online market places are overflowing right now with things for your home. Just as you are starting to think about a change so are plenty of others so start scrolling and see what bargains you can pick up. Don’t be put off by a chair in the wrong fabric or a stained coffee table. Paint is your friend and yes you can paint upholstered furniture too- just water down any paint 50/50 and apply in thin layers.
3 – Lighting
4 – Whilst we are on the subject of lighting
5 – Fill your home with great scent
6 – Floral pieces
Buy some floristry foam and start to create statement floral table centres or door wreaths from garden finds – think Holly, Ivy & Laurel. Take a walk and see what you can forage. Add in some fresh flowers to change your arrangements up for different seasons. Invest in some faux flowers to give your creations a longer shelf life.Add in some battery operated fairy lights for that perfect finishing touch.
7 – New Year, New Colour
If you can’t decide on a new paint colour- take a look in your wardrobe. Look for your favourite outfit and use this as you inspiration for an injection of colour into your home. We are often attracted to a very similar group of colours in our home as we are in our fashion choices. Do not be afraid to have a go at painting yourself. Start small if you are not confident. Why not consider painting the ceiling in a darker shade or match it to your walls to bring a sophisticated vibe your home?
8 – Upcycle with gold leaf
9 – Wallpaper
It is your new year and it is your home. Spend a few pounds and apply a bit of creativity and you are good to go. Don’t forget to take pictures of the before and after so you can admire your work!
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