The lovely and fabulous Tiffany sent over some tips to help those about to move this spring. Make sure to check out her site, She’s So Savvy for more great ideas.
Having the winter blues? Want to decorate your fabulous place but don’t know where to start? Have you looked through about a billion design magazines and then thought- I will never be able to afford that!
Source: homeadore.com via Real Estate – Immobilier on Pinterest
Good news! Design doesn’t need to mean overpriced. Here are a few small and inexpensive pick-me-ups which can be done for next to nothing and will give your place a whole new feel? Consider the options…
1. Throw pillows: These can be found at any department store or discount home store. Often found on sale, throw pillows are a great way to put some colour into a space without committing too much to any one design.
2. Bringing outside items…inside: Think pinecones and fallen branches in the winter; sturdy green and fresh cut flowers in the summer. Grab a pile of any one of these items and toss them in a glass jar or vase (go for that scattered, vintage look). If you feel like getting crafty, head to a craft store and pick up some iridescent glitter. Sprinkle that over your items and voila – something that looks like it came straight from the gift section of your local boutique.
3. Paint: If you do it yourself, this can be one of the cheapest ways to create a drastic change in your home. For big impact, grab a gallon of paint and go at your walls! Or try painting just an accent wall; a gallon of paint is likely all you need.
4. Candles: We associate most memories with scents, so if your place smells warm and cozy, it will likely be reflective of wonderfully warm memories. Find a scent you like, light the candle and relax
5. Rearrange your furniture: This one doesn’t cost a dime! Designers are known for switching up their furniture – from room to room, or just rearranging the same pieces in a different configuration – to keep their home and their inspiration fresh. See if it can work for you too.
Simple tweaks can add up to a big impact. Suddenly, your room has personality!
Editors note: I remember when I first moved out and have to decorate my house. Its one of the most overlooked and under-budgeted parts of moving, and buying a house. While most people are smart and use their low interest credit cards to buy furniture, others get sucked into the buy now, pay later vortex. I was lucky and had friends and family help me out with Ikea furniture, until I had time to slowly replace everything. This was also the time that I discovered my “talent” for abstract painting.