The key to interior decorating on a budget is creating a plan that coordinates the different parts of a room so that they work together to form a space with a slick, cohesive look.
On a budget, you may choose to work with what you have and allocate funds towards adding to the room or slightly modifying the existing space. A big tear down is always going to require a larger budget, so instead, let’s see how you can tweak things to add a touch of class to your home.
Paint the walls
When it comes to visible surfaces in a room, the walls and ceiling will make up most of the available real estate. Given that the cost of paint can be very affordable, you’re leaving an impression on your guests for the cost of pennies per square inch. The choice of paint is crucial, so be sure to look at all your options before settling on your pick, and don’t forget to choose the right finish for the walls.
If a monocolor wall isn’t doing the job, you can section off the wall and paint them separately (colour blocking) or consider wallpaper. Wallpapers have come a long way in terms of both style and ease of use, so if you’ve had bad experiences with them in the past, don’t let this turn you off!
Choose a colour scheme
Rooms that look polished usually coordinate colours:
- Have a room that’s mostly neutral colours and punctuate it with an accent colour that stands out;
- If you’re concerned about matching colours, choose a monochromatic scheme in order to simplify your decisions, although avoid too much black because that can make a room seem small;
- Remember that pastels work well together.
In order to change the colour scheme of a room, choose an appropriate shade of paint, replace cheap pillows and throws to suit the plan, and consider reupholstering your furniture yourself.
Lighting can bring a room to life
Lighting doesn’t need to come in the form of dazzling chandeliers or marble floor lamps in order to make an impact. Here are some simple ways to change the lighting in a room:
- Modifying the window treatments
- Changing and or replacing light bulbs to create a mood
- Buy a few small desk lamps and put them in where there’s space
Our decorators can also lend an eye to your home, so you know what you can keep and what to update. In addition to changing the furnishings in a room, there are also affordable renovation options to completely transform your space. If you’re looking to upgrade your home on a budget, contact the Bedford Brooks team today!