- How To Use Essential Oils For NauseaPosted 406 days ago
- How To Have Manicures That LastPosted 406 days ago
- 15 Early Signs And Symptoms Of PregnancyPosted 407 days ago
- Tips For White Spotted NailsPosted 407 days ago
- Five Bad Family Habits To Get Rid OfPosted 407 days ago
- How To Reduce Back Injury In The WorkplacePosted 408 days ago
- How To Identify Klippel Trenaunay Weber SyndromePosted 411 days ago
No-Fuss Decoration On A Budget
So you have just bought a small pad investing a fortune and do not have much finance left to buy new furniture? Or may be you are tired of the old décor of your room and want some alterations without spending a lot. Decorating on a budget could be challenging. Here are some cost effective and simple ways to redo your dream space that would bring in lots of good vibes as well as compliments from friends and neighbours.
Cushions are one of the cheapest ways to perk up a room. Team up big and small; square and rectangle; round and triangle and heart shaped—whatever you fancy—for a luxurious feel.
If your sofa cover is plain, go for patterned cushions. Get striped, printed, dotted, painted—the choice is endless.
If the sofa has some print, the cushions should be blocks of colours. Fearlessly mix and match.
Floral printed cushions are among the most popular ones. Paisley prints and block prints add an ethnic touch.
Delicately or opulently embroidered cushions will add an old world charm and showcase your elegant style statement to the room. Pair elaborately embroidered ones or appliquéd cushions with printed and plain ones in vibrant colours for an over-the-top look.
If your style is eclectic, go for funky shapes and graphic prints. Add frills, beads, buttons and tassels to plain cushions.
Cushions can be piled up on the sofa or bench or scattered throughout the room to add some warmth and reflect a relaxed look. Build up a layered look with rugs and other furnishings in the room.
Experts say that arm-less sofas give a sense of openness to a crammed up room. So if possible remove the arms of your sofa and create some additional space as well as a path for easy mobility. Place a coffee table in front of the sofa and a patterned rug on the floor under the table. The floating sofa in the middle of the room will create an illusion of more space.
Or rearrange your furniture to add a fresh look to your space right away. Move the sofa from one wall to the opposite one. Place some side tables or stools next to the sofa and push the coffee table against another wall. Decorate it with books, lamps and frames.
If your steel filing cabinet is looking unsightly, use a fabric in a neutral shade for skirting it. Use the space on top as a side board.
Often the space behind the sofa is left unused. Do not overlook this space. Place a console table and place books, lamps and decorative items. Keep the table high so that the knick-knacks are visible from the other side. However, do not keep your expensive items on this as someone may knock them down while placing their hands on the sofa back.
If the room is large and the sofa is kept in the middle of the room, place a narrow table with glass top behind the sofa to create a small work area with your laptop or craft materials. A slim cane chair can be painted in bright orange or ocean blue to slide under the table.
While entertaining, this table can be used as a buffet station and the chair can rest against the wall.
Out-of the Box
Big boxes of all sizes are great for organizing essentials and add an orderly look to any room. Organise your bills and papers into three categories—as throw, keep and maybe. Store them in separate boxes under a tall table.
Similarly, in kid’s room, arrange toys and board games in separate boxes. Colours and brushes can be stored in another box and neatly kept under the bed or on a shelf in the cupboard.
If you indulge in beadcraft or embroidery, get some plastic boxes with compartments. Tidily arranged threads, needles, beads and accessories will make your life easier as you will not have to hunt for things and, will also make your work space look efficient. Even old magazines can go into the boxes.
If your shelves are too crowded, it gives a cluttered look and mars the ambience of the room. Rearrange the shelves neatly. Group the books first by laying them in alternate arrangement in each shelf like on first shelf keep them horizontally on right corner and on next shelf arrange them on the right in vertical position. Then fill the remaining space with decorative items, candles, photo frames etc.
You may cover the shelves with glass doors to protect your artefacts and books from too much dust. In the bargain, it will save you lots of time and energy that is wasted on dusting.
If you have young children and you have difficulty in keeping the shelves neat, consider putting wooden doors with some stylish or antique-finish knobs.
If that is beyond your budget, simply hang curtains that complement your room furnishings. If you hang the curtains from the ceiling, it will make your room look taller.
Photo Credit :Bathroom-design-idea.com
Often our vanity rooms look most unsightly. Do not fret. Look out for extra space below and above the sink area, on window sills and other corners.
Organise your basic toiletries in a basket or tray on the counter top. Or place a plastic shelve under the sink and arrange dish towels, cleaning materials, other small essentials like ear buds, make-up removing tissues, cotton balls, manicure set etc.
You may also use file cabinets to store items in them. Label them neatly to avoid confusion.
You may hand some pictures on the wall, add a touch of greenery with a small potted plant. Arrange some aroma candles and a few sea shells to create a mood corner.
Fill up the corners of the room with tall lamps, side tables and potted plants. Get shades in attractive designs for the lamps to add a special touch to your room.
If you are adding side tables, arrange pictures in frames, place knick-knacks and books on them.
You can arrange some flowers in a vase on the table or place a plant in another corner. You can create a green corner with plants in different pots of various size and shape. Decorate with some pebbles and shells.
Another innovative way would be to put a water-filled urn on the floor and leave some scented candles and flowers floating in it.
Walls are the major spaces in the room which are in focus. You can paint them with fresh coats. Go for neutral shades on three walls and add a bright colour on the fourth wall—especially the one which comes into spotlight immediately to a visitor.
Attractive wall paper or wall strickers are other ways to freshen up the look of a room. They come in a wide range of designs and colours to pander to your choice. If not the whole room, your can wallpaper a single wall for creating a focal point—be it your living room, dining space or bedroom.
Wall hangings are another sure shot ways to add sparkle to a room. You can hang framed photos, graphic prints, fabrics with prints or embroidery, ceramic or terracotta plates, Japanese fans—whatever you have collected from your travels or otherwise. Scout the flea markets for bargains and add pieces to your interior gradually.
So taking a cue from these tips, get into action. Add your own ideas and imagination to create a space where you can relax, entertain and truely call your home. As they say, it is not money but peace of mind and creativity that make our world and inner space more beautiful.
Photo Credit : Beinterdes.blogspot.com