So, you've got an old build that's been around for a while, and it's time to give it some fresh energy. But it's an old property, and you'll probably want to spend your money on the more important renovations and upgrades.
Therefore, you want to make some improvements yourself but without breaking the bank.
Don't worry – there are plenty of options. That's why today, we're covering the seven simple, budget-friendly ways to transform your old build into something new again!
#1 - Change Your Wall Paint
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to give your old build a facelift is with some fresh wall paint. Whether you opt for a bright, cheery hue that gives off warm vibes or something more natural, like an earthy green or blue, painting your walls can make a big difference in how your home looks and feels.
Just don't forget to plaster the wall and use filler on the holes first to ensure a smooth finish that looks brand new!
#2 - Consider Wallpaper
If painting your wall isn't your thing, and you're looking for a more vibrant pattern or style, then putting up some wallpaper is undoubtedly the way to go.
Wallpaper is also a great way to make your home look fresh and new. Whether you opt for bold, graphic prints or something more subtle like a texture or pattern, wallpaper can add a unique touch to the walls of your home that will give it a memorable look.
Just go and see what's out there and wet your whistle. You're sure to find some options you'll just fall in love with and know will do wonders for your home.
#3 - Bring in Some Textiles
Sometimes, you don't even need to get involved with any structural work to make a big difference to your living space. Simply adding some textiles to your space can also be an inexpensive way to spruce up a room.
Whether you choose some bold pillows, a cozy throw blanket, or even just a bright curtain, adding a few new pieces of fabric will add warmth and character to your home. It's a cozy vibe approach that can transform a space in seconds.
#4 - Try Your Hand at Art Collecting
There's a bit of a common misconception that if you have art in your home, you're rich and fancy. I mean, that might be the case, but showcasing art in your home doesn't have to be an executive thing.
There's plenty of art out there that's affordable and can help to really bring a room to life. Whenever we're out thrift shopping, we find tons of framed artwork of all shapes, styles, and designs, all available for a few dollars.
Whether you're looking for a few prints or an original piece – this is another great way to make your old build look new again. Not only will it brighten up the walls of your home, but it can also be a fun and creative way to express yourself.
#5 - Freshen up Your Furniture
Freshening up your furniture is also a great way to give your home some new life. Whether you choose to paint an old dresser or desk or invest in some new pieces, adding new furniture can make a big difference in how your space looks and feels.
And if you need some new future, why not try to get it secondhand? You can save so much money buying from thrift stores and auctions, and it's far nicer to give some beloved furniture a second wind rather than getting the same old generic new stuff everyone gets that falls out of fashion a year later.
#6 - Add Some Plants
Adding some plant life to your home is one of our favorite ways to breathe new life into your space. It's quick and easy and makes a world of difference. We're also a bit nerdy when it comes to getting beautiful pots for our plants, and it's become a bit of an obsession to collect beautiful pots.
Not only do plants look beautiful, but they can also help purify the air and make your home more inviting. Lots of benefits to this one!
#7 - Make Some Small Updates
Sometimes, all it takes are a few small updates – like replacing cabinet hardware or switching out a light fixture – to give your home a new look and feel. The list of possible small changes is far too long to write here, so the best advice we can give is just to go around your home with a keen eye, looking for all the bits and pieces that don't really sit right with you.
Maybe a bin in the kitchen feels like it's in the wrong place, or that lamp in the lounge doesn't really go with anything. Notice and make the changes accordingly!
These small changes can often make the biggest difference!
There you have it – seven simple, budget-friendly ways to transform your old build into something new again. Whatever you decide to do, don't forget that the best way to make your home feel like new is to add your personal touch.
So, get creative and have fun! Your home will thank you.
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