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A home is a place of refuge and comfort for many people. It’s often the one room in your house where you can get away from it all, relax, and just be yourself. You should treat your home as if it were an extension of who you are because that’s exactly what it is.
And while there are plenty of ways to make your home look beautiful without breaking the bank, these ideas will definitely help you put a little oomph into your place without going broke.
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Be a Good Host
For some folks having friends over means getting out the dusty old board games or movies they’ve had since college; but when we think about entertaining at our homes, we often forget how much fun food can be.
For instance, if you’re hosting a dinner party you might want to avoid grocery shopping and simply invite friends over to try some of your favorite foods. Arrange it according to a theme of choice and pay attention to detail. Investing in printed tablecloths for a 4 ft table will give the entire decor a new dimension. You will become the king of parties, especially if you have a group of friends that are fans of a certain topic.
Bring the Outdoors in
Plants are great for bringing some nature into any room, but you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. Gardening shops often offer small plants at reasonable prices or you can simply take one of your potted plants outside, switch off the lights, and water it only every other day. Within two weeks, your plant will have adapted to its new home and it will be a lot healthier. It just goes to show that you don’t always need to go out and buy something new to bring a fresh perspective into your home.
In the same vein, if you have any paintings or drawings from elementary school days, frame them so they won’t look so childish. You can also take them down to your local frame store and have them spruced up for a fraction of the cost it might have taken you to buy new art in the first place.
Live with What You’ve Got
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they are redecorating is that they go out and buy things that they never knew they needed. It happens every day in the world of interior design. And while there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself from time to time, try not to go overboard because you could end up being worse off than when you started.
Instead, consider what you already have and make the most out of it. If you’re redecorating your home on a budget, try thinking about what it is that makes each room feel warm and inviting. For example, if your living room has three windows make sure they are all clean because clean windows give the illusion of more space in any room.
If you have children or know someone who does, there’s a good chance you’ve worked your way through an entire box of crayons and several batches of glitter in your lifetime. You don’t need to throw away all those broken pieces though because they can be used for something. If you happen to have any lids from old candle jars, grab them and fill them with some tea lights.
Don’t forget to cut out pieces of construction paper and decorate them with crayons, paint, or glitter before gluing them onto the candle lids. You can also use one color per lid or mix it up by using every color in the box along with some patterns for good measure.
Add a Touch of Freshness
There are plenty of ways you can make your home look beautiful without breaking the bank, but if you want to put a little oomph into your place this year for an incredibly low cost, why not try looking for some fresh flowers? Flowers are great because they can be used as centerpieces on coffee tables or bookcases.
If you’re hosting a dinner party, flowers will also give the impression of more space and make your guests feel comfortable. All you have to do is spend a few minutes arranging them for one of the most relaxing effects. Even if you think your home décor falls short of perfection you can easily pull yourself together with some fresh cut flowers and an equally beautiful vase.
Taking a few minutes to add a little something extra to your décor is a great way to breathe new life into your home without breaking the bank. It could be as simple as repainting a room or adding a new tablecloth, but whatever you do, put in some effort and it will pay off in the end.
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