Decorating your home is very expensive, especially when you factor in the cost of equipment, furniture, and every little thing that adds personality. It’s important that, whether you are making your dream kitchen or looking to upgrade your living room, there are many ways to bring different textures into your space, all within a modest budget.
Making a Faux Concrete Wall
You can bring a number of different textures into the space by painting a concrete inspired wall. Because concrete is a very expensive material for inside the home, you can get creative. Painting is not just about adding a bit of colour to a surface, but it can be very much a fine art. There’s some great inspiration on DIY blogs like The Bloke Cave to show you how to paint a wall properly. But when you make a faux wall, you can use a number of different techniques to create an amazing look.
Repurposing and Repackaging
This is one of the most popular modern approaches to changing the look and feel of a space. You can make so much out of so little, especially in garden environments where people are repurposing old buckets and planks of wood to make seating and plant pots. But you don’t just have to do this with the garden, you can create a number of items around the home, for example, using jute rope you can do this around the vessel to create a rustic, beach-ready vase. You can also use vintage luggage and turn it into a nightstand or table at the end of the bed. It is the perfect way to repurpose and add a little bit of charm to the space.
Make Your Own Designs
If you are frustrated because you can’t find something that really fits in with your home, why don’t you make it yourself? Instead of settling for placemats that don’t work with your decor, you can create your own using your choice of fabric. Ultimately, it’s going to be far more satisfying to create your own designs that work with your home. It may take a few goes to get right, but it’s one of those hobbies that can add a unique sense of style to the space, and turn it into a lifelong passion.
Print Out Art
If you have a number of bare walls in the home, you can get one of your photos digitally enlarged, and hang it on the wall with strips of wood along the top and the bottom to create a quick frame. It’s the perfect way to add more personality to the space. Many families go for the expensive options and have family photos done, but if you are on a budget and you are looking for a way to have more pictures of you and your loved ones around, the fact is that our phone cameras are able to pull off film quality images!
These are a few different things to give yourself some DIY inspiration under budget!