Hang a mirror
Want to create the illusion of more space in a smaller area, then instead of hanging art, hang a mirror. Not only is a nice mirror in a simple frame handy to have around they can also amplify light and add depth to any room.
Add a rug
Floorboards or tiles can look great but can also be a little stark and cold. Adding a rug can bring some warmth and tie the room together. If you’re thinking of a patterned rug keep it simple and experiment with shapes, a square space might benefit from a circular rug.
Change your fixtures
A simple swapping out of some door handles for new ones is a cheap way to make your home look a million bucks. Even if you’re not the handy type, having your passage and entrance sets replaced by a locksmith is not too expensive at all.
Turn your home into a gallery
Framed art can look great if used in the right way and any room will immediately look way classier with a nice piece of art hanging on the wall. Avoid trying to make too much of a statement; simple geometric art can enhance a room without overwhelming it.
Paint a room
Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire painters, painting can really liven up a room. Whether you favour bold or neutral colours, a new coat of paint can help bring new appreciation to a neglected space.
Think about lighting
Overhead lighting doesn’t always provide the right mood for a space. Using a selection of table and floor lamps is a simple and cheap way to control the lighting in a room and make it look special. Natural light always looks great too so where ou can bring in the outside world.
Use more expensive linen
Whether you want to impress your guests or please yourself, using good quality bed linens can make it seem like you’re staying in a five-star hotel. You don’t have to break the bank to find fabulous higher thread count linens.
New cushions and covers
Every now and again go through your throw cushions and replace any that are losing their shape. Swapping out older faded cushion covers for bolder new ones is also a really inexpensive way to brighten up a room.
A wood floor really makes a space look much bigger and is ultimately easier to maintain than most carpet or other floor coverings. Whether you plan on sanding back an original floor or putting in new floorboards, it’s a relatively cheap way to update your home and bring a room to life.