When I was growing up my parents always told me that it’s better to do something yourself than to hire a professional. Whether you’re repainting your walls, installing new fixtures, or simply adding some plants, there are plenty of ways to makeover your home without spending a ton of money. With the right amount of creativity and determination, anyone can do it!
If you are going to paint, use a primer on your walls first
If you are planning to paint your walls, use a primer first. It’s much easier to apply and cheaper than paint, and it can be used on any surface. Primer helps the paint stick to the wall instead of just sitting on top of it. A well-made primer also allows for an even coat of paint, which means fewer coats needed so less time spent painting! Plus, using a primer is better for the environment since you’re using less material overall (which means fewer toxic chemicals will end up in landfills).
Install low-maintenance plants to add greenery
Adding greenery and color to your home is easy with plants. You don’t have to be a botanist to have a thriving green thumb, either! There are plenty of low-maintenance plants that can flourish in your home’s environment, adding greenery and color at little cost. Plants are also an excellent way to brighten up spaces where there is less natural light. Placing plants in these areas will help bring more light into the room by reflecting it back onto the ceiling. If you’re looking for something simple and easy to keep alive, try some succulents. Succulents thrive under low-light conditions and require very little maintenance: simply water them from time to time!
A well-designed gallery wall increases the value of a room without spending a lot of money
A gallery wall is a group of art items that hang together in one place. It’s popular because it’s inexpensive and can add some major style to any room, but it’s also practical in that you don’t need to hire an interior designer or spend hours hunting down your dream pieces.
The first step is picking out the pieces you want to include on the gallery wall. This is just like any other type of decorating—just find things that fit with your existing décor and make sense for the space. If you don’t know where to start looking for art, start by looking at images online then head over to local thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales.
Once you’ve procured some pieces for your new project, there are a few steps involved in actually creating it:
Arrange them however makes sense for your space—if there are multiple rows then keep them relatively even across each row so they look intentional as opposed to haphazardly thrown together; if there’s only one row then try aligning them vertically instead of horizontally or diagonally so they’re easier on the eye when viewed from different angles.