Furnishing and decorating your new home can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few inexpensive things you can do yourself.
Instead of buying expensive new furniture, use the pieces you already have. Paint your old side tables, dining tables and chairs, bedheads etc. to refresh them and make them look like new.
You may even want to change the colour scheme in your new house and painting your old furniture is a really cheap and creative way of getting a brand new look without the stress and expense of buying new.
Keep up with trending colours by spray painting your accessories. Copper spray paint is a favourite, you can paint your vases, candle holders, picture frames and create a whole new elegant look for your home.
Adding some plants around your home will not only make your home look beautiful but create a serene, relaxing environment. Succulent plants are an inexpensive and hard wearing plant that doesn’t take much maintenance and come in all different colours and shapes. You can even take cuttings and plant them outside as well.
There is plenty of free printable art online... you can create your own wall art by simply printing your design and using a frame from an op shop or bargain shop.
Also, printing your personal photos on a large canvas gives a personal touch to your home.
Easily add elegance and ambience to your home by adding a cluster of candles together on a coffee table or spacious surface. Group them together in different colours and height or in glass containers for a simple yet effective display.
There is nothing more satisfying then sitting back and admiring something you have created yourself. Make your own towel rack by painting an old ladder or create your own outdoor lounge with pallets. The possibilities are endless.
Check out op shops, trash and treasure markets, garage sales and online sites like Ebay, Gumtree etc.
From large furniture items to small ornaments there are plenty of bargains and unique pieces to be found. It can be very satisfying to sit back and enjoy something that you have taken the time to find and get a great deal on. You might even stumble across a rare piece worth thousands.