Contrary to popular belief, designing your home does not have to be an expensive ordeal. There are plenty of affordable tips and tricks that can help you turn the home of your dreams into a reality. Here is an easy-to-understand guide on how to redesign your home.
Change Your Countertops
Doing a full renovation of your kitchen can be extremely costly and will leave you without a functioning kitchen for months on end. However, you do not have to settle and live in the same old kitchen as always.
In fact, there are some great ways to change your countertops without burning a hole in your pocket. For example, you can lay stile porcelain slabs on your countertop to give them an entirely new look and with MS International there are plenty of styles and slabs to choose from. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then you can also choose from their quartz countertop line or any of the following; marble, granite, prefabricated, stone, and quartzite. Changing your countertops will make you feel as though you have a new kitchen without all the fuss and faff of renovating the whole thing.
Another great way to experiment with new designs is to change up the flooring. You do not have to redo all of the houses to reap the rewards with this method. In fact, something as simple as redoing the floors in the bathroom can make a world of difference. If you are working on a budget but want the look of something that might be out of budget, then vinyl flooring is the option for you.
Vinyl flooring can withstand the busiest of homes without compromising on comfort, practicality, and style. They are affordable and come in a range of styles, for example, you can have a luxury wood look or a beautiful tiled pattern. So you can have the look of a tiled floor without any of the efforts that come with maintaining real tiles.
Use Wall Space
How you decorate your walls will make a big difference to the vibe that your home presents. Don’t be afraid to experiment with wall space, particularly walls that are painted white. Consider creating your own little art gallery or hanging something with texture on your walls, such as a rug. This gives the room a bit more excitement and structure.
Decorating your wall space is an inexpensive method that allows you a lot of creative freedom. What’s more, if you put something up that you change your mind about, it is easy and simple to remove and replace.
Experiment With Patterns
Experiment with patterns to give your home a more dimensional look. Often people stray away from patterns because they are worried it will make their home look cluttered or will clash with the rest of the aesthetic, however, it is all about how well you use patterns. Consider creating a feature wall in the master bedroom to really see its effects.
A feature wall is a wall that is different from the 3 other walls in the room. For example, if all the walls in your bedroom are white, consider using a self-adhesive wallpaper that features a geometric pattern. A dark navy blue with white shapes will create a sophisticated and elegant bedroom with minimal expense. Self-adhesive wallpaper is easy to put up and equally easy to remove. So, if you find that you do not like the wallpaper or you fancy a change, you can easily remove it and replace it with a new pattern.
Don’t Be Afraid to Use Color
Color can brighten up the darkest of homes and there is so much flexibility that comes with using color. Whether you use color on the walls or the furniture, it can make a big difference to how space feels and looks. For example, if you have a living room that has a lot of light tones, such as dove greys, walnuts and whites then you might want to consider placing a teal sofa in the room.
This will add a pop of fun to space and will make your room feel less clinical – which can often happen with overwhelming white rooms. Alternatively, you can always give walls/hallways a fresh lick of paint to change up how your home feels. Once again, this is a relatively inexpensive way to redesign your home and it can easily be changed again should you want to in the future.
There is no time like the present, so begin to implement your design ideas and take these tips with you on your journey.