We all have moments when we find ourselves looking at the various rooms in our house and thinking “It’s time for a bit of an upgrade.” The thing is, sometimes our budgets and/or time constraints can prevent us from making major renovations as soon as we’d like.
The good news is that there are some affordable home furnishings that you can incorporate that can make a really big difference in a relatively short period of time. If you’d like to know what some of those things are, we have provided you with five of them below:
Change your window treatments. One of the easiest things that you can do to drastically change the appearance of the rooms inside of your home is to add some new window treatments. And when it comes to ones for your master bedroom and living room, although you could put up some blinds or Roman shades, our recommendation is that you go with curtains or drapes. They tend to provide a much more dramatic effect. You can either go to stores like Target or even Walmart to get them, or you can make some by hand. View Along the Way is one website that has a lot of creative DIY curtain ideas. Just go to the site and put “how to make your own curtains” in the search field.
Consider some screen or room dividers. If you happen to live in a smaller space, but you’d like to give the illusion that some of the rooms in your house are bigger than they actually are or you have an open floor plan and you’d like to section certain parts of your rooms off, something else that you might want to consider doing is adding some screen or room dividers. You can even customize them by painting them a bright color and hanging some of your memorabilia from them.
Put up some vertical shelves. Do you need more space for your books or figurines? If so, some vertical shelves can give you just that. A great thing about this particular option is that with vertical shelving, you easily make your walls appear multi-dimensional in just a matter of moments. Vertical shelves are something that you can find at your local home improvement store.
Reupholster your furniture. If you have a couch or chair that looks like it’s in serious need of an overhaul, there’s a simple solution. If it’s made out of wood, consider refinishing it or painting it another color. If it’s made out of fabric, how about reupholstering it? Although initially that might seem a bit intimidating, thanks to the many DIY websites that are out in cyberspace, you can be given the steps that you need in order to get some pretty professional results. Some of these sites include Instructables, BHG and Live Love DIY. Just go to one of them and put “how to reupholster” in the search field.
Add some plants. There’s a pretty good chance that if we you were to ask a company like Stash Inc. about some simple home decorating things that you can do, one tip that they might recommend is that you add some plants to your home. Not only does it bring warmth to the rooms in your house, but there are several plants that are proven to pull toxins out of the air too. Some of them include the Peace Lily, the English ivy and the Gerber daisy. For a list of other air-purifying plants, visit MNN and put “houseplants for improving indoor air quality” in the search field.