Revamp your space without spending big dollars

Redecorating your home can be an exciting and fulfilling project but it can also be expensive if you’re not careful. With a little creativity and planning however you can revamp your space without spending big dollars. We’ve got some ideas.

Plan your budget

Before you start shopping for new items, it’s important to determine how much you’re willing to spend. Set a realistic budget that takes into account all the expenses involved including materials and labour. Be sure to stick to your budget … you don’t want to overspend on one aspect of the project at the expense of others!

Blow out the cobwebs

It sounds very basic but sometimes walls, windows and doors look so much better if they’ve had a good clean. Sugar soap is great for indoors. A high pressure hose works well on exterior walls and windows.

Check you clutter

Another basic one, but cluttered spaces can look bleak and depressing. Sort through everything, be ruthless and remove what you don’t need, re-gift it, donate or toss it.

Repurpose and upcycle

A great way to save money is to repurpose and upcycle items you already have. For example, you can give old furniture a new lease of life by sanding and painting it or recovering with new fabric.

Shop for deals

If you do need to purchase new things, be patient and look out for sales and clearance items at homewares stores and online. You can also find bargains at op shops, garage sales and from private sellers online.

DIY Paint

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint. It really does provide bang for buck when it comes to revamping a room. A neutral colour will be easy to match with other décor. Be sure to use high quality paint for a lasting finish.

New lights & window treatments

Good lighting can make a big difference in a room. Consider updating your current fixtures with new shades or bulbs. Table lamps, floor lamps and festoon lights can give fresh look. New blinds or curtains will also improve a space. There are plenty of ready to hang options that you can install yourself.

YouTube is your friend

If you weren’t blessed with the DIY gene, the internet is here to help. We live in an age where you can find a ‘How to’ video for almost anything online. A quick search on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube will bring you an army of DIY experts and plenty of inspiration.

Rent a tool

When it comes to home decorating, you might need some tools. Sanders, drills, saws don’t come cheap. You might be able to hire these from your local hardware store. Check to see if there is a Men’s Shed or similar in your area that has a tool library. For a small fee, you can borrow it for the job you need. They might also be a source of advice and tips on how to get a good result.

So what are you waiting for? Redecorating your home on a budget is possible with a little creativity and planning. With a little cleaning, upcycling and repurposing together with some DIY projects, you’ll have yourself a space that is both beautiful and functional in no time!

Please note this information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. You should consider this before acting on any of the information contained.