To keep your home looking stylish and comfortable it is important that you do try and keep on top of decorating it. However with the stresses of life, you may find that you just don’t have the time or the funds to constantly decorate your home. If it has been a while since your home has seen a paint brush or a new piece of furniture and is starting to look a little tired, dull and drab, look at my three affordable home decoration tips.
The furniture you have in your home will make the biggest difference to the overall look. If you have had your current settee for quite a while now, it may be time to upgrade. You may not be able to afford the full cost of a brand new settee, if this is the case then there are many furniture shops that will allow you to pay for your settee on a monthly basis with a no interest fee.
If you know you will not be able to cope with another direct debit, then you may want to consider just giving your current settee a new lease of life. You can get some sofa covers to fit on your chair; this will cover up any marks that are on the chair. To make it extra cosy, get a variety of different cushions.
The floor can make or break the whole look of your home, if your current flooring is stained or discoloured then it is really time to do something about it. Having a discoloured floor will make your home look much worse than it actually is. You do have a couple of options to what you can do about your floor; the first is to attempt to clean it. It is going to need much more than a scrubber and some detergent. You should consider buying a carpet cleaner or hiring one out, this will pull up all the dirt and grub that has been stored in your floor. If this works then you should continue to do this on a regular basis to avoid it getting discoloured and stained again.
Your second option is to get a nice big rug, this will cover up any stains that you have on the floor.
Your final option is to purchase some new flooring; it doesn’t need to be as expensive as you expect it to be. The cheapest flooring available is vinyl flooring and you can get this in a variety of styles, such as patterned, plain or wood effect. To get a better idea of your choice you should look at the different styles of affordable vinyl flooring.
The little things in your home can make a huge difference to the overall look, if you want to keep things looking stylish, get some little accessories. These accessories can consist of a nice sparkly chandelier, some gorgeous tealight candles, and some family photos and portraits on show around the home.
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