A tight budget doesn’t mean it’s impossible to accomplish a new look and feel for a room — it just means you have to be strategic about how you spend your money. To redesign a room for less, Ford says: “It’s about swapping out lighting and a fresh coat of paint.” Painting the walls a new color is a fairly easy project, and you can change the feel of a room with lamps that light upward instead of down or even upgrade your bulbs to LED. Investing in smart lightbulbs will give you dimmer and color-changing options without requiring any electrical work — instead, the lights operate from a remote or an app on your phone, Home decor Dubai
Take advantage of design blogs.
There’s no shortage of places you can look to find design inspiration for your home. Interior design magazines often showcase a heavily curated look that can seem intimidating, while design blogs and websites like Pinterest and Houzz can highlight more approachable and achievable aesthetics that will fit your house — and hopefully your budget. Kirk notes that homeowners can take advantage of online resources, because it’s easier to find similar pieces of furniture or decor at a lower price compared to the pieces they see in a photo of a designer’s or celebrity’s home.
Start simple with DIY projects.
If you’re looking to take on a DIY project, Kavovit recommends sticking to those that can be accomplished with a limited skill set. Projects like painting walls and changing out fixtures don’t require construction knowledge and are less likely to go haywire. “Change the look of your kitchen by painting cabinets. Put up some hooks; change the under-cabinet lighting,” Kavovit says. “You could even add a backsplash with some tile — even if you’re a novice.” Take advantage of online tutorials and how-to YouTube videos to follow a step-by-step project, even if it’s for something simple like replacing a light fixture.
Consider small changes for a new look.