Budget renovations for any home
July 28, 2010
Want to give an instant makeover to the room? If you are worried about the costs, rest easy. There are many ways to change the whole look of the house without breaking the bank. As long as you don’t try to buy exclusive or expensive antique pieces, you will certainly be able to manage to give your room a face lift with less than a hundred dollars. This article will give you simple tips on the ways to make your room get out of the style rut. A good rule of thumb is to try out the shops during sale season and horde good selections of items for later use.
Whether it is the living room you want to change or the dining room, you can choose inexpensive methods to do so. For instance, dining tables can be covered with simple covers that can add color to the room. You can also find slip covers for your sofa. They come in a wide variety and can add oomph to any room. If you have a printed sofa set, you can get some coordinated solid colored slip covers. On the other hand, if you have a single colored sofa, you could get printed covers and make the room look different. Since, these covers can be easily washed; it will also make your work easier. You could also get a dining room table pad to keep the table protected.
One of the simplest ways to make your room sparkle is to put a mirror on the wall. If you place the mirror opposite the window, it will add more light to the room, making the place look very inviting. The mirrors are available in great designs and can suit different budgets. Traditionally gilded mirrors or ones with funky frames are all the rage these days. So, take your pick and make your room shine.
For your dining room set, you could also get simple throw pillows in colorful designs. Get rid of the old throw pillows and trade them for some really trendy ones. New pillows can change the look of the couch in minutes.
Next thing to enhance the look of the room is to give a fresh coat of paint. Get a color that can really make a difference in the look of the room. Another easy option is the use of wallpaper. Wallpapers can be fun and are available in many different prints and designs.
Change the lighting of the room to emphasize different aspects of the room. So you can place the lights behind the plant or the corner table. You could also buy a great looking table lamp and place it in a visible area of the room. Using dimmers instead of the usual switches can also make a big difference. Another regularly used trick is to change the curtains. If you are somewhat handy and creative, you will be able to ensure good window treatment.