Home renovations needn’t be the significant expense we tend to think them to be. One can approach the undertaking with subtlety, making a few fundamental changes to reinvigorate your interior decor. Many smaller additions come together to create a fresh feel to your living space. You could add a water fountain without any of the fuss you would imagine. Or what about a fireplace?
There are practical and painless ways to implement even the most elegant decor ideas if you know where to look. We have scoured the web to bring together a list of our top picks for simple home additions that can make a meaningful impact, without breaking the bank.
One of the easiest and least expensive ways to breath new life into a room is by using throws. While a simple complimenting throw is a modest addition to your decor, we recommend going bold, to the very verge of clashing. You can change the entire aesthetic of a space by changing the details and what’s more, is that you can keep things fresh by alternating throws. They are, in essence, the scarf to your interior design repertoire.
Curious Wall Decor
Keeping with the wardrobe analogy, you might think of wall curios as to the accessories to the outfit that is your decor. You can quickly turn it into a DIY project to create one of a kind custom pieces. Don’t limit yourself to the idea of framed wall mounts; this is an opportunity to add a personal touch. There is tons of inspiration available on Pinterest, from using wire and fairy lights to create artistic light fixtures to mounting water features.
Something Old, Something New
A running theme you might notice in our recommendations is to ignore convention in favour of injecting your personality into your decor. Flying in the face of the stark minimalism of recent years, consider combining modern and vintage decor items. The contrast serves to highlight both the old and new, creating a subtle bohemian aesthetic without the gaudiness one might associate with the style.
A Bit More You
Continuing to aim for an aesthetic that reflects your personality, give some thought to your interests and hobbies. If you enjoy the violin, incorporate an inexpensive example into your decor. Perhaps you are an avid painter, in which case you could use an easel as a television stand. Make sure it is sturdy, though.
The idea is to take an unused item or appliance and repurpose it in an exciting and thought-provoking way. We rather enjoyed seeing a bathroom washbasin built into a repurposed bar stool. Other great ideas include a road sign as a tabletop (be sure to obtain legally!), shards of a broken mirror entwined around a light fitting and a vintage record player as a lamp. The options are once again limitless, constrained only by your imagination. Recycling items for your bathroom remodel or repurposing old window frames into decorative wall art; the options are endless when it comes to creativity.