We’ve all had one of those days where we look around the house and think, “God, I should change something here!”. It could be the messy looking shelf or an old chair that you’ve not used in a very long time.
You remind yourself of all the furniture hacks you’ve found while browsing the internet when you were too busy, and just like that, you come back to your reality. You think about all the effort you need to put in to renovate your messy looking bedroom or the cluttered living room.
Don’t worry; it’s not that difficult to fix a few things on a lazy Saturday or Sunday while you listen to your favourite music. We’re here to tell you how to do precisely that!
Here are a few budget-friendly and straightforward furniture hacks to light up some corners in your home.
1. Hang art on the walls
An easy and affordable home decor idea for your living room and bedroom is to hang unique art pieces on the walls. From family photos to DIY art, framed works can make a house feel like a home. Before mounting any work, you should figure out where everything should be placed and the proper way to hang it. “Make sure the art you select is the right size and scale for the wall you’re decorating, and remember you don’t need artwork on every empty wall. If you feel creative, a great way to get inexpensive artwork is to create your own; It could be a write up that inspires you, print it and have it framed.
2. Create DIY “built-in” structures
The key to making any piece, from bookshelves to kitchen cabinets, look custom is to have them fit into your home perfectly. The easiest way to achieve this look is to have them extend from floor to ceiling. A bookshelf that spans an entire wall will almost always look more expensive than one that stands alone. Luckily, this project can be tackled with a bit of forwarding planning in one or two weekends.
3. Opt for custom-fitted blinds
“Any badly fitting blind within the recess looks cheap if not sized correctly to the window,” says Nicola Croughan, lead interior designer and stylist at Blinds Direct. Spending just a little more on a made-to-measure style is much more elegant, she says. She recommends picking plush Roman blinds and wide-slat wood blinds and states to select a water-resistant roller blind for bathrooms and kitchens to prevent mould for interior design ideas.
4. Create a gallery wall
“A well-composed gallery wall will exude elegance, thoughtfulness and will stand out to visitors,” says interior designer Jillian O’Neill. A gallery wall can pack a big punch and highlight the effort you put into your décor, but it can look like a mish-mosh if they aren’t designed well. To create a cohesive look with minimal effort, choose frames that work together like these. Picking two or three colours like black and gold or silver and white will help the display look coordinated, even if the pictures inside don’t match as much, says O’Neill.
5. Reduce the Clutter
This can be very difficult at times, especially when you get too attached to things quickly, but a rule you can follow is anything you haven’t worn/used in a year will probably not be useful in the next one year, so why keep them?
So what are the things that are important in a room?
- a place to sleep (bed)
- a place to store your clothes/shoes (Wardrobe)
- a study corner (Table and chair)
- a relaxing chair
- and any other thing you feel needs to be added.
The key to organising a small bedroom and keeping it clutter-free is to understand what you need for the room, owning less stuff, and creating a space that’s easy to clean.
Here are some more tips that you can also use:
- Organise your clothes with intention
- Embrace minimalism
- Declutter often