So, you want to make your house look great. You’ve been thinking about it for a while now, and you’re finally ready to take the plunge. As a homeowner, there are probably dozens of ways that you could go about decorating your space—you could hire an interior designer, buy every trendy piece of furniture on the market, or go down the DIY route with paint and wallpaper samples in hand. But here’s the thing: All those options are expensive! And if money is tight right now (as it often is), then splurging on some new furniture may not be in your best interest. That’s where this article comes into play! After reading this post, we promise that you’ll have plenty more affordable ideas than ever before—and all without breaking the bank!
Get rid of your old furniture.
The first step to creating a new look is getting rid of your old furniture. If you want to make sure that your home looks fresh and modern, it’s important to get rid of any old pieces that don’t fit in with the rest of the room. If there are any pieces that need repairing or replacing, this is also a good time to do so before making any other changes.
After getting rid of all the old furniture or anything else in the room that doesn’t work for you anymore (like carpeting), it’s time for some paint! Find an accent wall in an area where people will see it often–like near where people enter through doors–and paint it white or another light color like gray or blue-green (which gives off more light than darker colors). This way when guests come over they’ll be immediately drawn into this part of their sightline as soon as they walk through entryways/doorways into rooms with high ceilings.”
Paint the walls and trim in a single color.
One of the easiest ways to make your home look more expensive is to paint the walls and trim in a single color. Choose a neutral tone that will work with most furniture, such as beige or cream. You can also use this same color on your ceiling and floor if you want to create an unique look that ties together all of your rooms.
If you’re looking for something that’s easy-to-clean, consider using oil-based paints instead of latex or acrylic ones because they tend not to stain as easily (and are often cheaper!).
Replace your light fixtures.
Replacing your light fixtures is one of the easiest and most effective ways to update your home’s look. LED bulbs are more energy efficient, last longer and provide better illumination than traditional incandescent bulbs. Dimmer switches can also help you create a more sophisticated atmosphere in your living room or dining room–just make sure the dimmer switch isn’t too powerful so that it doesn’t interfere with other electrical devices (like televisions). Finally, if you want to go even further than just changing out your bulbs and installing some new dimmers on basic fixtures like lamps or floor lamps at home: consider purchasing something more high-end like chandeliers or sconces!
Replace the flooring with laminate or engineered wood planks.
When it comes to flooring, laminate and engineered wood planks are both good options. Laminate is often made of plastic or vinyl with a veneer layer over top that gives it the look of natural hardwood. Engineered wood planks are made up of multiple layers of wood glued together under pressure and then cut into planks using computerized machinery. Both materials are durable and can be installed over existing flooring without any additional preparation beyond cleaning the existing surface.
Laminate floors cost anywhere from $2-$10 per square foot depending on how long you want your installation job to take (and how much you’re willing to spend on labor). Engineered planks tend to cost less than laminates at around $7-$13 per square foot but will take longer for installers because they require more specialized tools for cutting them down into smaller sections first before laying them out across entire rooms like laminates do; this makes them ideal candidates only if you have plenty time available during construction projects like this one where there aren’t many other things going on simultaneously so that time isn’t wasted waiting around while someone else finishes their job elsewhere in order for yours begin theirs later when everything has been completed thoroughly enough beforehand – which means no rushing through anything important!
Make your own window treatments instead of buying new ones.
Window treatments are a great way to make your space feel more like home, but they can be expensive. Instead of buying new ones, try making your own! You can use fabric or wood as the base material and hang them from the ceiling or attach them directly to the wall. The possibilities are endless!
You can make your home look great without breaking the bank
- Don’t buy new furniture.
- Don’t buy new paint.
- Don’t buy new flooring.
- Don’t buy new light fixtures.
- Don’t buy new window treatments
If you’re looking to make your home more beautiful, don’t let the cost be an obstacle. There are plenty of ways to update it without spending thousands on new furniture or window treatments. With some research and creativity, you can create the look you want without breaking the bank!