When space is limited or there’s not enough cash to redecorate a home, the only option left is to make small but significant changes. Believe it or not, a redesigned coffee table in the living room, or a new rug in the bedroom can instantly change the overall appeal of a space. It’s all about making sensible choices, especially when you’re on a budget. Spice things up in your home and give it a whole new appeal with the following 5 key furniture items.
- Coffee table
Living areas without a coffee table look dull and incomplete. In case you have one, but it doesn’t draw any attention, you might want to redesign it. This item of furniture should be the center piece of your living room. However, to make it stand out, you need repurpose it. Rather than use it to stack all kinds of things – usually mugs, remote controls, kids’ toys – why not transform it into a glamorous décor nook? Place an oversized flower vase in the middle, and add seasonal flowers. Choose contrasting colors to make guests immediately look at your table when they walk in. Place a silver tray right next to the vase, and include small, but useful, accessories such as: an ashtray, candles, candy bowl, etc. Last but not least, adorn your table with magazines: fashion, lifestyle, even travel magazines are the best.
- Oversized mirror
Nice mirrors are not cheap, so you might want to know that beforehand. However, they are required in all corners of the home including the hallway, bedroom, bathroom and living room. They’re extremely enticing because they welcome in more natural light and they open up small spaces. A huge Victorian-style mirror placed above the sofa in the living room will instantly draw attention. Choose an interesting golden frame to make it stand out, and your room will appear a lot more glamorous and welcoming to guests.
Nightstands are suitable in the bedroom. In fact, they’re fundamental! Make your sleeping nook seem more comfortable with stylish nightstands. Adorn them with matching lamps, books and candles, and transform a boring bedroom into the most relaxing area of the home. Make sure they have drawers so that you can keep things organized. If you can afford to spend a bit more, choose glass nightstands to help reflect more natural light, and open up the sleeping area.
- Window treatments
Homes without curtains and blinds look dull. It is important to make sensible choices when replacing old window treatments. First and foremost, you need to settle on top quality fabrics. Egyptian cotton, silk, linen and even organic bamboo are excellent choices. Second, pick a design that compliments with your home décor. Patterns, stripes, dots are all in trend. Last but not least, make sure the curtains are properly fitted. Made to measure roman blinds, and top to bottom curtains are the most recommended. They will make your room look spacious, elegant and luxurious.
- Chic armchairs & seating area
A seating area by the window is a great piece of furniture. Make yourself a reading nook in the bedroom or living room, and give your home a functional purpose. Armchairs are equally advised. However, make an impression with matching chairs in a more avant-garde or minimalist style. Decide on a striking color palette. Pure white, striking yellow and even black will transform a simple room into the most elegant room of the house.
Decorating a home on a budget is not that challenging, and providing that you settle on some priorities you can make some huge changes without spending a fortune on expensive furniture. Statement pieces, blinds and rugs are ideal options to consider whenever you want to make a revamp a room with under $500.