Improving your home is something that you need to do on a regular basis and decorating a new home for the first time is an exciting prospect – you have a completely blank canvas to work with. However, decorating can be costly and homeowners generally need to find ways to transform their home on a budget.

There are a few things that you can do to improve your home without spending a fortune for both the exterior and the interior, so let’s have a look at some of the best of them:

Personalize your Decorations

You can add personalized touches to your home to make it feel more homely and inviting, and this is easy to do by using photos in each room. Companies such as Photobox specialize in helping you to provide your home with a more personalized touch and one great idea is to create a canvas print of your images to put up on your wall. This costs around C$14-20 per print making it perfect for anyone on a budget.

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Move your Paintings and Photos

If you are tired of the way a room looks, then you can change its appearance by taking out all the photos and paintings on the walls and replacing them with ones taken from other rooms. For example, if you spend a lot of time in your living room and rarely go into your spare bedroom, then why not take the paintings from the spare bedroom and swap them around so you get to look at some new images without having to buy anything? This is a quick and easy way to transform each room without having to spend any money.

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Replace your Lamps and Lights

Which lamps and lights you use in a room can make a huge difference to the way it looks. New lights are fairly cheap to buy especially during a sale and they can transform the appearance of your rooms into something more modern. You can buy second hand lamps from a thrift or charity shop to keep the cost down and use a warm light to create a glow rather than a cold fluorescent light.


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Add Some Plants

Plants and flowers are a simple yet effective way to give any room a fresh feeling. You can do something simple such as plant a few herbs on your kitchen window sill that you can use for cooking with, or buy a selection of easy-to-maintain plants that can stand in the corner of a room to brighten it up. Vibrant green leaves are great for adding a splash of colour to a room and even cutting a few flowers from the garden once a week and putting them in a vase can make a big difference to a room.

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Uses Dividers to Create New Spaces

Instead of paying for an extension to be built or to renovate your property, you can simply buy some room dividers and be strategic in the way you place them in a room. Dividers can be a great way to create a band new area in a room and they can often be bought in any interior design shop for as little as C$10.

Use the above ideas and try to come up with some creative ideas of your own to help you to transform your home into something that looks and feels fresh and new, without breaking the bank.


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