Would you like a breath of fresh air for your living space, but you don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune on it? Oh yes – and should it work as quickly as possible? We have 10 upgrade ideas that you can use to spruce up your home and save your budget.
1. Buy new cushion covers
Bring your sofa and your mood going: Cushion covers are quickly replaced and give the room a new look in no time. Anyone who can use the sewing machine has a particularly large number of great fabrics and patterns to choose from. With a hotel fastener (without buttons and zipper), they can be removed even more quickly, washed and, if necessary, replaced again.
2. Hang up new curtains
You can give your windows a new frame in no time by exchanging the curtains. There is now a large selection of ready-made scarves in different colors and materials that can be hung up quickly and are also inexpensive.
3. Re-equip the picture bar
With new pictures you can give a room a different face quickly and inexpensively. In simple interchangeable frames (for example in neutral colors such as black or white) you can always display other photos, prints or drawings and redesign the wall as you wish.
4. Hanging up
a large mirror A large mirror promises new perspectives. You can either hang it on the wall or place it casually on the floor. Cleverly placed, it opens the room and reflects a lot of light into it. Most frames can be painted over without any problems, so that you can design your “piece of gold” yourself while saving your budget.
5. Paint chairs with color
You can paint delicate metal chairs yourself and give them a new look in no time at all and with little financial outlay. Sand lightly, remove the dust and then repaint. A convenient alternative to brushing is varnish for spraying, which can be easily, quickly and evenly applied. Of course, this also works with wooden chairs.
6. Covering chairs with covers
Chairs can also be spiced up with covers quickly and easily. Depending on your skill and budget, you can either sew them yourself or have them made by the interior decorator. In both cases, a relatively inexpensive way to give the dining area a new look with little effort.
7. Wallpapering an accent wall A roll of wallpaper
doesn’t cost the world, but the effect of an accent wall is considerable. If you only want to venture into a smaller area for the time being: A single strip of wallpaper is also ideally suited to mark a certain living area. A non-woven wallpaper is applied directly to the pasted wall and is particularly easy to work with.
8. Reloading the lampshade
Large, simple lampshades in particular can be reloaded with a little manual skill. You need a heat-resistant lampshade film, a special paste and a sharp cutter to work cleanly and precisely. There are no limits to your imagination when it comes to the choice of fabric.
9. Arranging individual leaves
Who says that it always has to be an expensive bouquet? An inexpensive alternative to large bouquets are individual twigs or sophisticated leaves, which – arranged in simple vases or glasses – come into their own. They decorate large dining tables as well as small side tables.
10. Sort books by color
A bookshelf can be given a new look in no time at all if you simply put the books together in a completely different way than before.