Home improvement projects are a great way to breathe new life into your living space and increase the value of your property. Projects are fun, they make you feel like your home is somewhat new again, and ultimately, depending on how far you take it, you can transform your home into something unrecognizable. Don’t be fooled – however, they can quickly become expensive.
Fortunately, there are several wallet-friendly home improvement projects that you can take on to upgrade your home without breaking the bank, and we’ve put them into one helpful article. Keep on reading to see this year’s must-do improvements.
Paint Your Walls
Let’s start simple with some paint. It doesn’t matter what interior decor article you read; nearly every article will reference painting at some point, so we’ll try not to sound like a broken record. What we will do, however, is highlight how paint can breathe new life into your home. Whether it’s because you’ve got paint chipping away, you’ve had the same color for years, or you fancy a change, there are trending colors you need to know about.
Finally, the days of greys and whites dominating interiors are gone, and we can now look at brighter horizons. Greens and blues are trending in the kitchen, warm neutrals and browns are trending in the living room, and reds and oranges are trending in any room. Experiment with a mixture of colors to create a visual delight. Top tip, order your paint online if you want to save some money.
Upgrade Your Lighting
Lighting can make a significant difference in the ambiance of your home. In fact, many interior design experts will tell you that lighting can be the be-all and end-all of a room. Lighting that’s too harsh can be less than appealing. Lighting too dim can create a room that’s too dark rather than with a warm glow.
When you think about it, lighting is hard to get right.
What you can do, however, to get it correct is draw inspiration from 2023 trends – that being layered lighting that creates pockets of light, a layered aesthetic, and structure to the room. Lighting is relatively inexpensive in itself, but you can make it even more wallet-friendly by looking at discount furniture shops.
Homemade Instagram-Inspired Shelves
Installing shelves is a simple and cost-effective way to create more storage space and showcase your favorite decor pieces – Instagram almost gave birth to this trend. You can choose from various materials and designs to fit your style and needs. TikTok also has some excellent accounts showing you how to make shelves out of materials you already have, and it’s really not as difficult as you would think. Sometimes all you need to do is paint a crate and fix it to the wall, and you have yourself a bookshelf.
Home improvement doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With some creativity and DIY skills, you can transform your home on a budget. The above wallet-friendly home improvement ideas are a great starting point for upgrading your space without breaking the bank.