Since the lockdowns in early 2020, we’ve all spent a lot of time in the safety and comfort of our homes. Some even invested money and effort in transforming their homes into something more aesthetic and comfortable.
These were all made possible by spending hours finding the perfect “budol” on online shopping platforms or visiting well-known furniture stores to find the ideal piece to match a space’s overall look.
However, some items can be out of our price range, and at a time like this, we should value practicality more than ever.
Luckily, there are some ways that homeowners can achieve their dream home without going over budget. One of the most budget-friendly ways that homeowners can spruce up any home is by refurbishing some old furniture.
Most of us have pieces of furniture that we just can’t seem to let go of because they’re sentimental, sturdy, or vintage. Refurbishing can help bring back some life into those old pieces without having to worry about paying too much since some pieces of furniture might just need a fresh coat of paint, modified furnishings, and new ornaments.
All in all, it won’t cost more than a few hundred pesos, and homeowners can be proud of their handiwork that brought them a step closer to their dream home.
Refurbishing isn’t the only way the homeowners can liven up old pieces of furniture. Repurposing is another way to transform furniture that’s outdated, broken, or ultimately useless into something new. Although it may take more time and effort because repurposing requires some handiwork and creativity, the results are worth it since homeowners can easily end up with a new coffee table made from an old drawer or more.
Decluttering homes also make them look more inviting. Apart from unleashing the inner Marie Kondo and getting rid of things that don’t spark joy, think sustainably and start by donating old clothes, toys, books, and such items to charity.
Looking into trends is another way homeowners can improve their home’s aesthetics. In the past two years, the public was crazy about gardening because it gave them an avenue to pass their time during the lockdowns.
Sturdy and easy to maintain indoor plants can even help improve air circulation, while flowering plants add fragrance and a splash of color in a room. Adding a dash of greenery in a room not only adds vibrancy but also brings homes closer to nature.
Speaking of vibrancy, homeowners don’t have to work with gaudy or harsh colors to brighten up a home. Lighting plays an important role in setting the mood for a room. Long, white curtains hanging from a window that receives an ample amount of natural sunlight can illuminate a room well.
For dark rooms, placing more light fixtures of varying shades can give a soothing effect. If splurging for a particular piece of furniture is inevitable, try buying items during big sales to minimize costs. Looking for a more affordable yet high-quality alternative can also help reduce the amount of money spent in sprucing up a home.
Creating a dream home is a fulfilling journey, and it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. Hopefully, these tips can aid homeowners to achieve their goal of a visually pleasing and comfortable home without having to burn a hole right through their pockets.