Many people dream about buying the perfect property and decorating it exactly to their tastes. While this is possible for a lucky few, many of us are working on a limited budget. Once you do move in, factors like keeping your central heating working effectively tend to take priority over more cosmetic matters. However, there are a few easy ways to spruce up your place without needing to spend a fortune. Here are a few ideas you might like to try yourself:
Give the walls a lick of paint
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for the appearance of a room, so why not head to your local DIY store and pick up a color chart and some sampler pots?
If a room currently feels a bit dark and dingy, a brighter shade might help to make it feel like a much nicer place to be. If you’re not quite adventurous enough to cover all four walls in a bold color, then why not apply it to just one? This can provide an interesting contrast and create a focal point.
Make the most of your windows
Some homes are lucky enough to have natural light shed on to them through the windows and if this applies to you it’s well worth making the most of it.
If your old windows are less of a period feature and more of an eyesore then why not look in to getting double glazing? These will look more modern and also help to keep the heat in, potentially saving you money on your energy bills. A win-win situation!
Improve your flooring
The flooring of your home can go a long way towards improving the appearance of your property, so if yours isn’t in the best condition then think about ways to make it look better. In some cases this may just mean giving it a good polish, but in others it might need to be completely replaced. Think carefully about whether carpet, wooden floors or vinyl would best suit your needs, as well as your tastes. If you’ve young children or pets then your life might be made much easier for avoiding carpets, as wooden floors are far easier to keep clean.
So why not make some of these simple changes and get a little bit closer to the home of your dreams?