10 ways to make your Old home look New

You can decorate homes in any style you want with multiple budget friendly ideas that can create a new visual appeal to your old home. There are many ways to decorate old homes to make them look new and fresh.

Beautifying your home does not need you to spend a lot of money or sometimes even doesn’t require you to spend any money at all. In this article we will look through multiple ideas that will help beautify your old home and give a fresh new look.

Rearrange furniture

Rearranging furniture is one of the best ways to give a new look to your space.  You can introduce a new furniture or make space in your room by removing unwanted and old furniture and space out your room with necessary and regular furniture. Start by shifting furniture in the living room like sofa, armchair coffee table side tables and other small items can be easily replaced when compared to big beds or built-in kitchen furniture which can’t be moved around. To give your room a spacious look, shift the bigger furniture in one corner and the smaller furniture in the middle of the room.

Change the upholstery

The same old living room furniture can get boring after a while but you don’t necessarily have to buy a new sofa set to achieve a new look. You can change the upholstery or the covers to get a new look of your sofa set while spending less. Choose a color which matches the rest of the furniture in your room and the color and texture of the wall

Get new cushion covers

Something as simple as changing the cushion covers can create a new look for the living room choose cushion colors of different types of patterns and colors to create more visually interesting room. Big cushions with strong, bright and printed colors and patterns can give your room a brand new look. For contemporary style use plain and strong colored cushions and for traditional look use bright patterns and mirror work cushions.

Revamping the floor

Scratchy floor looks bad if you do not want to re polish you can cover them up with jute mats and carpets. Carpets can be used anywhere in the house and they come in all shapes and sizes. They are not only decorative but also a great way to make the room more cozy, clean and attractive. Using different types of carpets in a room can create an interesting effect too. Geometric pattern rugs also add an eccentric look to the room.

Match the carpet shade to the walls to create a spacious living room. Alternatively, install hardwood flooring in a contrasting hue such as dark floors juxtaposed with light walls for a more contemporary final result

Replace old Curtains

New curtains can be made to dress of your windows for a relatively cheap price especially in India. You may also consider replacing the curtain rods as well if they are also dated.

If your room adorns a pristine white theme then add a splash of color with some soft furnishings like a sheer curtain just behind the bed or mix and match some colored sheer with the curtains in your room. If your room has enough color already then add white sheer to the curtains to add a breather to the room.

Paint can be your new best friend

You may or may not be sick of the white on white on white trend by now but this trend is in going to go away when it comes to making and old home look new.  Painting the walls, ceiling and trim all in one color is the easiest, cheapest and most practical way to hide imperfections and uneven walls. However, painting a whole room can be expensive and time consuming; a clever alternative is to paint the furniture instead. Painting a cupboard or side cabinets can make a world of difference in a plain white bedroom.

One can also upgrade cupboards, kitchen cabinets by painting them. Use a kitchen and bathroom paint that’s easier to clean and more resistant to mould and stains.

Redefining the walls

You can paint a new and a different color or try out some wallpaper for your walls. Photo frames and paintings also give life to the walls. One can personalize with different mix of colors and write captions on the walls, hang calendar pictures randomly across the wall to give it a dramatic look. Having larger pictures for smaller rooms will help the room look because as the light reflects on the surface.

Wallpaper can be used in a most attractive way and can be the most outstanding element in the room depending on how it is used it does not need to be a series of monotonous patterns, it could also be used like an image that seems to pop up out of the wall. An artwork or a wall hanging gives character to the room. One can always go for almost inexpensive canvases in abstract prints that will jazz up your home.

Lighting your way

Lighting is important to create different modes in the room. Lighting can create a whole new effect and one can use a variety of different types of lighting such as spotlights, wall lights, table lamps, floor lamps to decorate the room. Spotlights are also great for highlighting the artwork on the walls or your favorite artifact in the room.

Pendant lamps are also highly decorative and functional; there are many beautiful creative designs to choose from and they don’t need to cost a lot. Opt for table lamps and floor lamps in the lounge and upgrade your bedside by adding some new shades. Adding light is a great way to really brighten up your living areas.

Colored lights create a new atmosphere and mood in any room when installed. They can even give a perception of change in the color of the sofa and curtains to give a different look during day time and night time that can enhance the look of your home so you can invite friends and family for the events you organize in the comfort of your home.

Don’t forget to go Green

Who doesn’t love greens? Terrariums and fairy gardens are trending decor accessories for houses today not only for the chic look they add to the room but also for their air purifying qualities. Proper green wall installations can be expensive but there are much more affordable version of the same concept attaching a few potted plants to the wall with some slabs of wood to give it a definition is actually quite an inexpensive way to create a green wall.

Placing a few potted plants near the entrance of the house is a great way to decorate it. One can paint the pots and make them really colorful and outstanding to bring more attention to these plants. A budget friendly way to decorating house with flowers can be to use fake plants instead of real ones; they look quite real and hardly require care and maintenance unlike real plants and can also last for long.

One of the best ways to decorate a bathroom is with indoor plants or fake flowers. Certain indoor plants can also help to filter and purify the air creating a more refreshing experience.

Check the Blog to know more about how you can set up your own Terrace Garden.

Little things matter!

Give a creative look to your room adding funky accessories, aromatic candles, antique pieces, figurines, framed mirror etc. You can also show of the souvenirs you have collected on your travels or gifts you got from friends and display it. A simple way to change the look of cabinet or doors can be to change the handles or knobs. A ‘small budget big makeover’ idea for your bathroom can be to do a fresh coat of wall paint or peel off wallpaper. Swapping old soap sets with off-the-shelf fresh soap sets will make you feel the difference.

Another budget-friendly idea for your kitchen can be to organize your kitchen counter with useful accessories and wall ledges. Put shelves and racks with the help of nails and screws and get a useful knife holder this can be useful for small jars and cook books and you can add some quirky frames with your favorite quotes in the corner of your kitchen to give it a new look.

I hope this article was a helpful for you to upgrade your home and create a new look. If you want to know more about the sources of the article or get in touch comment below.

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