When it’s time to update your Southern Maryland home’s interior décor, you don’t need to be a professional. With a little creativity – and items you already own – you can transform your home into a showcase.
Here are four inexpensive ways to update your home’s interior design.
New paint is the quickest and most inexpensive change to can make to your home. Whether you decide to paint entire rooms or just create an accent wall, a fresh coat of paint on the walls will create instant glamour.
Plan on spending $380 to $790 for a 10×12 room if you hire a pro, says homeadvisor.com. This is for labor only; it doesn’t include ceilings, trim, or the cost of paint. Save big by doing the job yourself.
Rearrange what you have
Do you take advantage of each room’s focal point? The focal point might be a fireplace or a view outside the window, for example. Whatever it is, arrange the furniture so that it faces that focal point.
Not sure what qualifies as a room’s focal point? Check out the guide at pellabranch.com.
Try switching up furniture by moving it to a different room. A stylish nightstand might make a great end-table in the living room, or a dresser in the dining room could act as a buffet.
If you need new furniture but the price just isn’t in your budget, think about slipcovering what you already have. Or, buy inexpensive used furniture and put your DIY skills to work. When you shop for used furniture, don’t overlook Craigslist. You can find almost anything there, and sellers are likely to negotiate on prices.
Freshen your room – and add color – with new throw pillows, window coverings, or rugs. The Color of the Year, by the way, is a bold shade of purple, so be on trend by adding pops of it in your accessories. See the shade (Ultra Violet) on Pantone’s website.
Flowers and plants also add a splash of color to any room, be it a huge bouquet in the entry or small nosegays in the bathrooms. If you don’t have a green thumb, silk flowers and plants are inexpensive alternatives.
Shopping for accessories and accents for your interior design project doesn’t have to break the bank. If you need a few more accessories, why not try flea markets and garage sales? Here’s what to look for:
- Mirrors will make any room look larger and lighter. Groupings of mirrors can be a dramatic way to open up a room.
- Artwork is another way to add color, interest, and texture to your interior design.
- Decorative pillows can be used in bedrooms and living rooms.
- Look for items such as decorative plates to hang on the kitchen walls, vases, baskets, candle holders, and sconces. Other fun things you might want to look for are drawer pulls and handles for your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry.
If you have the budget, by all means, hire a professional to give you some interior decorating ideas. If not, with a little effort you can do it yourself and save some money. Visit pinterest.com to find fellow DIYers and get tips.
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