Not everyone can afford a dream home, but you can still add charm to your residence, even if you are on a budget. You do not have to have wooden beams on the ceilings or fireplaces with real fires. There are many things you can do, but of course, some of them will come down to a matter of taste.
Most advice given about the color of walls will tell you to stick with neutral colors or lighter shades. If all the walls are a dark tone, it can make the rooms feel dark and shrink their size to the eye. You could have a statement wall though. Just one of them painted a few tones darker than the other three, or maybe use wallpaper on it.
Wallpaper is not cheap and to use around a whole room can be costly. Just one wall is more affordable though and can give your room a totally different feel.
Reclaimed wood will not break the bank and can be used in any room in your home. It adds a feeling of warmth and coziness, even if you only use it to make a few shelves in some of the rooms. Some People cover a whole wall or floor with it and save themselves a fortune compared to buying new wood.
Furniture That Fits
Regardless of which room you are working on you should only ever buy furniture that fits it. That might sound like common sense, but you would be surprised at how many people fall in love with a sofa, for instance, and then spend years having to climb over it to get to the other side of a room. Know the sizes of your rooms and when you want to buy some Eames furniture or a flat pack from Ikea, you will be certain it will fit the room it is meant for. It can also help eliminate any renovation headaches!
Recycling some of your existing items can save you a lot of money that you will then be able to spend on the other things you want in your home. For instance, an old pair of drapes can be made into cushion covers or an old chest of drawers could be sanded and painted for reuse. Pictures can be moved from one room to another, and bed linen can be swapped around as long as the bed sizes are the same.
Molding between the top of your walls and the ceiling can add a touch of class to any room in your home. It is very easy to fix and will stay put if you use the proper adhesives. Then each time you paint the room, you just paint over the coving as well. It can look really good if your ceiling is painted a pale color and the coving is white. This contrast looks expensive, although in reality, the only extra cost is your time.
It does not matter if you rent or own your own home you have to live there. Adding some warmth and charm to it will make it more comfortable for you, your family and any visitors.