Room makeovers are a great way to spruce up a brand new home or make an older home feel brand new. But they can cost a pretty penny if you aren’t careful. Between pricey new furniture, rugs, lighting, and accessories, before you know it, your bank account can take a hit.
Luckily, there are tons of inventive ways to completely transform a room that cost very little. You don’t need to hire a designer, or even pay someone to do the handy-work, as long as you choose your projects wisely. Small changes can go a long way when you know what you’re doing.
Here are 4 inventive ways to transform a room for less:
- Paint an accent wall- Painting an accent wall costs very little — just the cost of a can of paint. Still, it can take a room from drab to dreamy. Gone are the days when we only use one color of paint on an entire room. Whether you choose a dark tone or opt for a pop of color, accent walls are an amazing way to make a bold statement for almost nothing.
- Thrift shop for furniture- Buying new furniture is one of the most expensive parts of upgrading a room. A new dresser or sofa can cost upwards of $1000! But there are tons of old furniture items sitting around in second-hand stores just waiting for new homes. Some of those antique items have a lot of life left in them and with the right accessories, can become some of your favorite old-new items.
- Get some greens- Plants are always a good idea when thinking about a room makeover. Not only do they add some gorgeous greens tones to a room, they pull in natural elements of the outdoors. They also oxygenate the air, making your dwelling an all-around fresher place to be. Find plants that are easy to care for, so you won’t have to deal with dead leaves on the floor. You’ll be surpised just how much a little green can do for any room.
- Upcycle- If you’re even a little bit crafty, you can take old items and make them look brand-new. The internet is filled with tons of upcycling projects, like transforming an old mirror with a fresh coat of spray paint, adding new knobs to a dresser, and much more. If there are items you aren’t crazy about in your home, but you can’t afford to buy tons of new furniture, spend a little time upcycling your pieces. They may just become the parts of your room you love to admire.