Creating a modern look in your home is all about being a minimalist, so if you’re on a budget this look is perfect for you. Remember the only way to accomplish this is to set a budget for yourself and a vision.
Below are six tips to show you how to turn your home into a modern haven at a fraction of the cost.
Tip 1 – Shop Smart
You can pick up amazing bargains if you just shop around; designer styled furniture is always replicated at a fraction of the price. You don’t need to visit up-market furniture stores to find key items, such as cushions and wall art. We’ll show you below just how it’s done.
You could find the same pillow but at two different price points.
Tip 2 – Use the Internet
The upside to using the internet is that you’ll find more bargains online, the downside; you won’t have a touch and feel experience. Sites like gumtree and eBay don’t just house used items, you can pick up a bargain on a never been used item too.
The important thing to remember is your vision – you might see unsightly looking items on Gumtree, but try keep in mind what that item could potentially look like with a bit of TLC, sanding and new coat of paint.
We share some of our favorite furniture makeovers; from disagreeable to beautiful!
Tip 3 – So fresh and So clean
A clean looking room will allow all your key pieces to stand out and feel more inviting. Remember modern settings usually look crisp and clean, so if that’s the look you’re going for keep the rooms clean and clutter free.
Plus, you’ll be sticking to your budget because you’re buying less!
Tip 4 – To the window
New window furnishings are a sure way to makeover a room, replace old blinds or curtains with fresh ones. If you’ve had blinds before why not try something new like curtains or a different style Blind like Romans or Panel Glides. The belief is that custom made blinds are more expensive, so people usually opt out and purchase ready made blinds which don’t fit or they’re limited by a select range of fabrics. At Sydney Blinds we make custom made blinds right on site and have a wide range of fabrics and products to suit any budget, plus you’re supporting an Australian manufacturer.
Tip 5 – To the wall
Painting and wallpaper is a cost effective way to transform a room without the added expense of replacing everything in it. If you’re renting, get permission first or use removable wallpaper (easy to apply, easy to remove). If you feel it might be too expensive to wallpaper every wall, paint three and wallpaper one as a feature.
Tip 6 – Do IY or Don’t DIY
The choice is up to you, even if you think you don’t have that creative streak, DIY projects are cost effective and don’t require that much creativity, websites such as Pinterest have great DIY ideas for your home. Revamp an old dresser, recover an old chair or turn household items into something incredible.
For all our helpful hints, visit our Pinterest page….
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