Home improvement is a daunting thing to think about. It’s also exciting. You know that there is so much work to be done, but the thought of having a new and improved living space completed with all the upgrades you’ve been wanting for years makes the labor worth it. It’s even better if you have the finances to be able to hire out labor. While it can be relatively simple at times to secure funds for a big renovation project, people still don’t like having to spend more money than necessary.
If you’re looking to makeover a room or two in your home, but you want to keep the expenditure as minimal as possible, here are ways to makeover an entire room on a budget:
Start With Paint
Though there might be a lot that needs to be done in order to make your space everything you want it to be, one of the most powerful tools in the home improvement department is paint. Paint is relatively inexpensive. You can get a gallon for $30 or $40 dollars and a gallon will cover 2 walls if you know how to use it correctly. Seeing as there are only 4 walls in a room, you could literally change the entire appearance of a room for between $60-$80 dollars.
Paint is the ultimate way to make a big change in a room on a budget. If you want to get even more creative with paint to change a space, you could opt to paint patterns on the wall like stripes or chevron, or you could paint a mural. In any case, paint is where to start, because it’s effective and cheap.
Hit the Thrift Stores
For home decor items, thrift stores are something you don’t want to neglect. Sure, you’re going to have to do a little digging around, but when somebody just gives away their like new items and you get them for a fraction of the cost, there’s no feeling that beats that. If you’re looking for fun, colorful, or unique items, take to the thrift stores as well as the antique stores and do some digging. Keep in mind that a little spit shine goes a long way on something that might look like nothing with the amount of dirt on it.
Create A Focal Center
Rooms that have no focus point often come across as chaotic and unorganized. If you’re looking to transform a space and make it more cohesive, make a focal center by reorganizing the furniture to flow towards a certain spot. In the same way, take a wall in the room and make it the accent wall. Bling it up with pictures, sconces, or whatever you can find that is cute and within your budget and you’ve got a new room that hardly cost you anything.