Tips to make your interior design unique on a budget

The interior design of your house speaks volumes about your personality. By looking at the color combinations and type of furniture, one can tell what your taste and preferences are. However, achieving the best interior design could be costly. In most cases, the furniture or accessories that best represent your personality might be too expensive. If you are looking to carry out an interior design on a budget, here are some tips you might follow.

Tips for getting the furniture you need

Furniture is one of the essential yet expensive parts of interior design. If you need extra furniture for your interior design, here are some tips that will save you money.

  • Refurbishing existing furniture- Refurbishing is one of the cheapest ways to get furniture needed for interior design. If you have old pieces of furniture, such as couches or tables, you can repaint and repair them for the needed purpose. For couches, you can add new covers that match your interior design for an elegant look.
  • Upcycling extra furniture- For an elegant look, you need adequate space inside your house. Instead of getting rid of unused furniture, you can upcycle them into more useful pieces of furniture. For instance, you can convert an unused chest of drawers into a bed or kitchen shelves.

Tips for maintaining your accessories

Accessories are important in interior design. They include items like floor mats, window treatments, among others. Here are some tips to help you use your accessories for long to avoid costs incurred due to regular replacements.

  • Use the accessories in appropriate areas- How you place and use your accessories determine how long they will last. Fragile accessories such as vases and paintings should be placed in areas with minimal movements. Minimal movements reduce the possibility of accidents that might lead to breakages. For floor mats, delicate ones need to be used in areas with minimal foot traffic to keep them in good shape for long.
  • Avoid direct sunlight- Most fabrics fade when exposed to ultraviolet light. Therefore, when arranging your house, accessories such as floor mats should be protected from direct sunlight. Although the fading might be gradual, it is permanent and might need dying to restore the original color. UV- resistant accessories are very expensive; thus, you could get regular accessories and preserve them from direct sunlight for durability.

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Simple Ways to Style Your Chest of Drawers

You can elevate the look in your bedroom by styling your dresser to complement the rest of the room. Chest of drawers are known for their reliable storage function, but they can also add some fun into the room when decorated accordingly.

Gently adding a few pieces onto and around your dresser can give a modest upgraded look to improve your home. You will need to play around with placement, lighting and adding a few decorative pieces to achieve a satisfying result. Here are several ways to help you style your drawers:

Clean the Drawers.

Before you decorate, you need to ensure that your drawers are clean and in good condition. Repair any damaged parts and perhaps add a fresh coat of varnish if needed. Line the inside to make cleaning easier and to prevent staining should anything spill inside the drawers.

Declutter your Drawers

Get rid of anything that is not necessary from your drawers. Having many items at the top of your drawer makes it seem busy, cluttered and unappealing. This goes for the inside of the drawers as well. Decluttering makes cleaning and organizing the drawers more convenient while improving the general look of the dresser.

Placement of the drawers

Choose a spot in your space that is free from other furniture pieces such that the drawers can be the main piece where it is placed. For drawers with natural wood finish, they look better placed near a window as the natural light makes the wood’s grain appear more defined. In a large room, placing the chest of drawers( directly opposite the bed creates balance in the room.

Add a Mirror or Piece of Art

Placing a mirror or art directly above the dresser compliments it and draws attention to space. These pieces create definition without doing too much to the actual dresser. The choice of a mirror or the decorative piece of art can also help maintain the room’s overall style.

Use Trays for Organization

For any items permanently stored on the top of the drawer, using a tray will give a more polished look than placing individual items directly on the dresser.

Play with Height

When adding decorative pieces on the dresser, choose items with varied height to create visual balance. This could be by using frames, vases and any items that will draw the eye upward, instantly making the dresser space seem larger.

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