The best way to increase your property’s value and brand value simultaneously is to remodel your decor. A decor revamp.
But if your fear of an inflated decor budget is holding you back from a higher selling price, we’ve got just the solutions for you.
Here are 7 easy ways to decorate any space for less than $500
1. Start with the obvious decor enhancers: Wall colors, textures, and wall paints
With the right colors, you can set the tone for your space. Paint is quick and easy to find. It can transform your space instantly.
Often spaces can look outdated or boring, simply because the paint colors are no longer in fashion, or don’t fit the theme of the space.
Clean whites and bright accent walls in bold colors like emerald and deep blue will make the room seem bigger and more vibrant. You can go for a calmer look with pastels and light off white shades.
Textured wall painting is the best option if you really want to step up your game.
No, we don’t mean a tacky popcorn textured wall.
Concrete texture, spladderknodown texture, slab texture, slabbrush texture or geometric patterns carved into walls are all examples.
You can even get wallpapers installed by yourself if you are looking for a splash of print.
Even the most expensive wallpapers won’t cost more than $100, so you don’t have to pay for installation.
2. You can upgrade your carpets and shades without breaking the bank.
Replacing entire furniture sets can be costly.
And unlike common belief, your furniture doesn’t need to be changed every few years to look fresh and trendy.
All those simple or classic sofas, tables, chairs, and chairs should be left alone. Instead, focus on the window shades or carpets to update the look.
Blinds, also known as window shades, are cheaper and have a greater impact on your decor. Choose shades that are in keeping with your decor theme and similar in shade to the wall.
Only opt for boldly printed blinds when you are sure they won’t stand out awkwardly or overwhelm the space.
Coming to carpets… Yes, we know carpets and rugs can be expensive.
However, this is only true if you use large rugs and fluffy carpets that cover the entire floor.
You can use smaller rugs to highlight specific areas of the space, such as under the center table or in front of a console or near the lounge chairs.
Or even better, opt for even more affordable modular carpet tiles. They look almost seamless once they are placed and require no maintenance for the long-term.
Pro tip: If you’re using bold colors for the walls, shades, or carpets, follow the rule of three. Ensure that the space has at least three elements of that contrasting color (or similar shades of it) so it doesn’t look out of place.
3. You can retile the floors and walls to save money on decor
It can be costly to replace sinks, toilets, and other fixtures. Also, replacing kitchen counters and cabinets can be costly. But tiles, not so much.
Now if you’re wondering how even this fits into an extreme budget makeover… Remember, you don’t have to retire all the walls and floor to make an impact.
You can add eye-catching tiles to one or both walls or floors to enhance your decor for as low as $500
Follow the rule three and make sure you repeat the color in at most two other rooms. This could be done with accessories, window shades, or rugs. You can also hang printed art on the walls.
This brings us to our next “decor on a budget” suggestion…
4. You can add art to enhance the space.
You don’t have to go out and buy a Picasso on a $500 budget.
Even digital art that is printed and framed can make a huge difference in a dull room.
(Plus, it’s far more affordable than designer decor elements and accessories.)
Also remember, art doesn’t have to mean a massive 6′ x 4′ painting or print on the wall.
You can create an entire “gallery wall” made up of many complementary pieces of art you find online. It will be as brightening as a major piece of art.
5. You can liven up your space with inexpensive, lush plants
The simplest (and cheapest) Plants are a great method to cover up a messy corner and elevate a room.
Low-maintenance indoor plants can brighten up dull corners, bare counters, or mundane corridors. Depending on the ambiance you’re trying to create, choose from flowering plants, succulents, spiky leaved plants, or lush evergreens.
If you don’t have any experience with using plants for decor and don’t know where to start, talk to an expert. You can consult a plant designer to help you choose the right plants for your space and where to place them. They will also be able to provide advice on how to maintain them.
You might find them able to direct you to places where you can buy these plants at lower prices than your regular retail shops.
6. Pay attention to lighting
Even the most beautifully decorated room can look drab and uninteresting if it has dull, gloomy lamps or overhead lights that are too bright.
So if you’re on a budget, choose to upgrade your lighting, and layer the room with multiple sources of light.
Layer the lighting throughout the room, from bright floor-mounted lamps to warm overhead spotlights. This is a great way to instantly change the mood in a room.
Strategic lighting can transform your workspace from a focused, task-oriented environment to a relaxed, evening setting for cocktails.
Pro tip:When choosing lights, pay attention to the color, placement, and brightness. These three elements together make up the entire room’s lighting experience.
7. Don’t ignore the “knick-knacks”
Finally, it’s down to the numerous small accessories in the room. You can find everything from the clocks to ashtrays and every other trinket between.
Each element of the room may not be transformative. They will make a huge difference when they are combined.
A collection of affordable accessories can be curated to enhance your decor, but they are also affordable.