How to Achieve a Unified Look for a Home or Room
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Published by TOP4 Team
Furnishing a new home can be particularly challenging, especially when you are short on cash. Sure, a couple of hand-me-downs from mum and dad or your college buddies can be considered lifesavers. However, that can instantly turn your home into mish-mash of things that may not necessarily go well together.
If you want to customise your living spaces and let your personal style emanate throughout your home, here are a few helpful tips that will allow you to achieve your goals without compromising your monthly cash flow.
- Wait for big sales
When you are just furnishing your home, it may be tempting to buy everything all at once. However, by just waiting until home goods stores offer big discounts, you can save a substantial amount of money.
- Know your priorities
One of the most important things that you should know when decorating your home is that you do not necessarily have to opt for high quality, steep-priced items. Neither should you be a spend-thrift, especially when it comes to pieces that truly count.
The bottom line is that you need to know which items may be considered investment pieces (pieces that you should spend cash on) and which ones you can go cheap on.
- Consider repainting the walls and your picture frames
If you’d like to make your new abode truly yours, one of the quickest ways to do that is to repaint the walls. The recent trend involves painting trims and mouldings white. This gives the walls a sense of refinement.
And while you are repainting your walls, consider painting your picture frames in one colour, be it black, white or gold. This will give your picture frames a unified and edited look.
- Remove clutter
Another simple way to upgrade your current living space is to eliminate the clutter around it, by throwing out, selling, giving away or simply moving stuff around. Sometimes, the pieces that you need to make a room attractive and compelling are already there. They have simply been buried under the extra stuff that surround them.
- Establish shopping guidelines
If you want to achieve a cohesive look for your home or room, you would want all the pieces that go into it to match, but not be identical. One great trick to achieve this goal is to set shopping guidelines like opting for neutral colours for big pieces and using orange-coloured decor as accent pieces.
- Use indoor plants
The addition of indoor plants can literally and figuratively infuse life into almost any space. If you do not possess the proverbial green thumb, opt for plants that are hardy and require minimal maintenance.