Switching up the interior design of our homes can often be the solution to all our problems. It releases our creativity, relieves our stress, gives us a fresh perspective and leaves us with the decor we’ve been hankering after. But what can we do if one of our problems is the fact that we can’t afford this interior update?
As it happens, a shortage of funds does not mean we shouldn’t indulge in a little refurbishment. There are plenty of simple ways to give your space a fresh look without breaking the bank, and sometimes all it takes is one idea to bring about the change you’ve sought after.
Have a Rearrange
Despite sounding quite obvious, the simple (yet tough in practice) act of moving all your furniture around can drastically change the atmosphere of your room without a single difference in decor.
The decor might be specifically what you want to change, but if you’re unsure about your home’s fresh look, rearranging your furnishings could be the place to start. It’s advisable to have a little think about your furniture’s repositioning before you start wildly dragging them around the room, but once you have an idea in mind, the only way to know if it will work is by trying it out!
Fresh Coat of Paint
A single, well-chosen tin of paint won’t set you back far and can be the key in positively adjusting your decor. There’s no need to restrict yourself to a plain coloured wall either. You could always try out an accent wall, or use some masking tape to create clean stripes.
It’s easy to forget about your ceiling when touching up the paintwork, but the addition of a lighter ceiling can really help to open up your room. Alternatively, if you have high ceilings or a tiny room, a darker shade can immediately make the room feel cosier - and all at the cost of a single tin of paint.
Vacuuming your floor often doesn’t make a huge amount of difference, but have you ever imagined what it would be like if you could transform your carpet or laminate flooring back to its prime? A cheap, natural alternative to a lot of carpet cleaners is bicarbonate of soda, which will absorb any dirt and smells just the same as name brands.
Alternatively, rubbing some vinegar across your faded laminate flooring with a soft cloth has the potential to bring back its original shine! If this doesn’t do the trick, then a few coats of floor polish will instantly brighten up the atmosphere of your room, without any huge and unnecessary expenditures.
These handy, money saving tips are all well and good but sometimes what you really want is a new lamp, or chair, or some other kind of furnishing. When you have your heart set on something like this, a rearrange and a fresh coat of paint simply won’t cut it. However, this does not mean you should overspend on your desired items. Do you ever find yourself thinking ‘where is the price I want to pay’? Then perhaps it’s time to try a price tracker app like PIWoP!
By using a price alert service, you will be able to track the price of the item you want. Once it reaches a price you want to pay, you will receive a price drop alert from us to purchase your discounted items online.
At PIWoP, we provide an expert price tracking tool to ensure you always pay the price you want. If you would like more information about our price drop app, visit our How It Works page or get in touch with our team today.