Whenever the seasons change I get that itch to change something in my home, it could be simple, or I want to remodel a room completely. A budget is a constricting factor, and I wanted to offer a few tips on how you can quickly change an area of your home, in a budget-friendly way.
1. Kitchen Lighting
Do you have recessed lights over your island and looking for a different style? For less than $30 you can convert a recessed light into a pendant light by purchasing a conversion kit at Home Depot, click here to view.
2. Add 3D Artwork
Do you have a large spot that is crying out for a piece of art and you don’t know what to do? Consider this DIY project:
If you have a spot you are trying to cover or want to incorporate a metallic into your décor, click here for an affordable option from Target. I found these 3D flower shapes on Amazon, selling for $10! They come 10 in a pack and are white plastic, if you have a color you would prefer, or want to bring in a touch of gold, silver, or copper to your décor a can of spray paint is the solution. You cannot beat that price!
3. Add Storage
You may wonder how adding storage will help you with your décor. In my experience, one of the issues that people have with their homes is either too much stuff, or not a place for everything, which creates clutter and makes you feel unhappy with your home. By visually reducing the amount of stuff around you, you begin to feel lighter and at peace with your home. For example, by adding a storage chest or bench at the foot of your bed, you offer a decorative item to the room and a place to store extra sheets and blankets.
Add lovely baskets, or decorative boxes to your living area where you can store extra throw blankets and pillows:
4. Add Fall to Winter Decor
Add a fall centerpiece to your table or to a tray on an ottoman or a side table to add fall colors to your home decorating that can transition easily to winter and holiday decor. Create a simple and elegant look with a vase you own, and select a swooping branch of any arching foliage that uses the color you wish to emphasize in the room. Crate and Barrel have some lovely examples where they combine ginkgo stems combined with an eggplant bud branch, click here to view. I also like the orange lantern plant mixed with oak leaves with acorns, click here to view. Run by your local home decorating store that always accepts coupons, and you can purchase dried or very alive looking replicas for your setting.
5. Dining Area – Add New Placements
Placemats can be very pricey; however, they don’t have to be to make a statement. Regardless of who is eating at your table, kids or adults, messes and spills will occur. You will want something that you can clean. I found these lovely faux maple leaf placemats at Pier1 for $5.99 each! What a beautiful table setting they would make! Home stores such as Home Goods and Homesense offer many affordable seasonal options; it may be worth a visit!
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Feature photo from Houzz: Savvy Seasons.