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Something that every home should have is personality. A home without personality may as well be a show home. Why would you want to live in a home that feels cold and uninviting; a home where you can’t be sure who lives there and what they’re all about?
Living in your house should be fun, and your whole family should enjoy it. However, you might not think you have enough money to give your home some personality and character. Think again! There are lots of ways you can give your home some personality on a tight budget. Read on for just a few suggestions…
Buy Some Fake Plants
Fake plants don’t have as many benefits as real plants, but they can still add some beauty and texture to your home. Plus, if you’re no good at keeping your plants alive, you’re going to have a much easier time maintaining a fake plant than a real one, meaning you’ll spend much less in the future. Fake plants add some lovely greenery to a space and can completely change the feel of a room!
Don’t just think they’re only for the lounge or living room, either. You can use some beautiful fake plants in your bedroom, or even in your bathroom!
Upcycle Some Of Your Old Furniture
You don’t need to throw out all of your old furniture and purchase new furniture if what you currently have is leaving much to be desired. Instead, upcycle some of your old furniture. You can do this by adding a new coat of paint, changing the color, using upholstery, or doing something else amazing and creative to make it look brand new.
This can be great if you enjoy taking on projects and you have a little time spare. There are plenty of resources online that can help you to do this properly. In some cases, you can even get your hands on cheap things like crates and use them as bedside tables and shelves. They bring a really unique, rugged look to any home.
Repurpose Vintage Items
If you have some antique/vintage items hanging around, or you know a place you can get them, use them and repurpose them. For example, some old vintage suitcases can look absolutely amazing stacked and used as a bedside table.
Get Creative With Your Feature Wall
Having at least one feature wall in the home allows you to get creative, show off the sort of art you love, and show off your favourite pictures of your family, too. You can find family photo frames from photoframesonline.co.uk, so you can choose the right sized frames and colours that complement one another. Don’t be afraid to choose different sized frames and get creative with your lay out – just practice it on the floor first before you put holes in your wall.
You can also use artwork, pieces framed from magazines, and even art you or your kids have created. If you want to use wallpaper, there are plenty of inexpensive options out there, and wallpapering one wall will be far cheaper than wallpapering a whole room!
Replace Your Hardware
Replacing your hardware is so easy that the kids could probably do it for you. All you have to do is remove handles and other pieces and replace with your new pieces. They could be chrome, metallic, or have another finish depending on the desired look.
Use Texture To Add Some Dimension
Make sure your goal is to add lots of texture to your home in order to add some dimension – just be sure it’s not the type of texture that’s going to trap dust, toxins, and allergens and cause problems for your family. Having a whole carpet isn’t usually a good idea, but including a rug or two is!
You can add lots of pillows to your sofas and beds, as they dress them up and make them look super cosy. Using throws is also a great idea, although usually more suited to the cooler months.
Know Where To Shop
Know the best places to shop for your home additions, and always look for a discount code. Compare online, and know what you want before you buy so you don’t end up buying decorative items that you don’t even use in the end! Don’t forget to check out markets and craft fairs, as you can find some amazing, unique, durable pieces here for cheaper than your standard high street stores.
Are you ready to give your home some personality on a tight budget?