Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: 5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home On A Budget

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home On A Budget

We all get that feeling every now and then of feeling fed up with the way our homes look - in fact I remember my mum, every few months or so, would  quite often suddenly tear off a piece of wallpaper in one room or another and declare she was re-decorating - much to my Dads horror!

I'm not quite so intense as my mum when it comes to having the re-decorating bug, but I do find that I chop and change my mind on what styles I like when it comes to home decor and it's not usually long after sprucing up a room before I feel that it needs freshening up again.

If you're a bit like me (and my Mum!) when it comes to keeping yourself happy in your home, take a look at my Top 5 Tips for refreshing the look of a room without breaking the bank!

1. Move Things Around

It sounds pretty obvious, but simply looking at your room afresh and re-organising your existing belongings can really help to update the overall look and feel of it. Whether it's moving your sofa or bed to a completely new place in the room, or just moving around the smaller things like were you display your canvases or ornaments - it really can help to breathe a breath of fresh air into the room without costing a penny.

2. Update Your Photos

If you're anything like me, you probably like to have some family photos on display - be it framed photos or canvas prints - but when you have a young family it's not long before those images are out dated.

Although they're of course lovely to keep regardless, it's nice to update them every so often and it really doesn't need to cost a fortune - and with high quality companies like offering 20cm x 20cm canvas prints from an amazing £6.00 it really wouldn't break the bank either - and they're ready to ship in just 24 hours too!

If canvas prints aren't your thing, you could always dot some framed favourite photos about or even look into some photo gifts for your home - photo cushions are a particular favourite of mine!

3. Add Some Home Made Prints

If photo prints aren't your thing, you can also look at adding some motivational quote prints to your room or for children's bedrooms a personalised print is always lovely! 

You don't need to pay a fortune for them either, you can make your own using websites such as Canva or PicMonkey for free and print them out and frame them at home.

4. Use Wall Stickers

Wall stickers are a brilliant and cost effective way to update a room on a budget, and if you're likely to change your mind on your decor often then they're ideal as they peel off as quickly and easily as they went up!

You can do so much with wall stickers these days - from giant family tree murals, to personalised name stickers for childrens rooms, Family Rules quotes for your hallway or even using smaller stickers to update the look of plain walls in lieu of using wallpaper - so much easier, so much cheaper! What's not to love?!

5. Trawl The Vintage Stores

And finally, if you're keen to get some new bits for your home but you don't have a lot to spend - it's well worth checking out your local thrift stores or car boot sales as you never know what gems you may come across - vintage items are so full of character and can be such a lovely addition to your home.

I hope these tips were helpful, happy sprucing!

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