We all want our homes to be as inviting and stylish as possible. Sometimes though, that’s not always as easy as it sounds! Budget constraints mean that most of us can’t quite reach the gorgeous interiors you see in magazines. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to live in an off-putting house! There are a lot of quick interior design hacks that won’t break the bank. Here are some of my favorites.
Like a lot of people, you might have a home that’s predominantly white. Although this gives you a nice blank canvas, it can end up feeling a little bland and flat. An easy fix is to paint your doors black. The only materials you need are some paint and the time to do the work. This may sound too simple to be worth mentioning, but don’t bash it until you try! The luxe contrast of the two shades is an incredibly potent effect, which makes your home feel more defined and modern.
Going pre-owned is another good way to change up your home without straining your budget. A lot of people are a little hostile to this idea. It’s a common misconception that old interior design is inherently bad. Tell that to Juan Pablo Molyneux! I’m sure you can find a lot of local places that are full of great pre-owned furniture and décor pieces. The only hard part is sifting through the junk to find the treasures. Start going to second-hand stores, yard sales and the like with an open mind. Consider treating some of the things you see as well. A fresh coat of paint can spruce up pretty much any wooden piece.
Floor-to-ceiling curtains are another popular hack. These have been used as a shortcut for several years now, but they still work just as well. An important part of any interior job is making the space look larger than it actually is. No matter the size of your windows, having some floor-to-ceiling curtains can make the whole room feel taller, and more grandiose. Curtains in general make a nice opportunity for contrast, too. If the room is predominantly white, then get some bold, colorful patterns. If the room’s a mash-up, then go with plain white curtains.
We all like to penny-pinch here and there. However, if you really want to make your interior pop out, I recommend putting aside a larger fund for the accessories. Some people splurge on the large furniture pieces, and end up with a home that feels unpleasant and bare. I urge you to cheap out on the larger pieces, and then blow the rest of your budget on more expensive accessories. A single designer lampshade can influence the tone of a room more than you’d believe. Other things like hand-carved wooden statues make an incredibly potent touch. Scrimp on your interior by all means. Just try to keep something in the coffers!
I hope these tips have helped you towards the home of your dreams. Interior design may be hard to get right, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune!