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I find that with each passing season comes a sense of change and exciting anticipation of what is to come. For me, this is the opportunity to try new things around the home, yet although many of us would relish the idea of going for a completely different look throughout our homes, not all of us have the budget. However, it really is easier than you think to inject some new life into your house or flat without spending a great deal of money. If you’re stuck for ideas on how best to update your home, or you simply need some advice regarding how to save some money while lavishing a little attention on your neglected abode, take a look at some of the tips I have acquired over the years, and discover just how easy it is to breathe new life into two of the most vital the rooms in our homes.
Beds on a Budget
Beds and mattresses should be seen as investments that are essential to get right to ensure your long-term health. Remember that you and your children spend around 8 hours a night asleep (although it probably doesn’t seem like it sometimes!), making it important that you have the support you truly need throughout the night. Yet, investing in a great bed doesn’t have to mean forking out a fortune, nor does it mean you have to compromise on style. In fact, a blog recently published on Bedstar gives some fantastic ideas about how to be on trend and be on a budget, and the company’s finance options also reveal how easy it is to spread your payments which results in them making even the most stylish of beds affordable. After you have chosen your perfect bed, brighten up the room with some affordable additions such as throws and a bedside rug. There is no need to redecorate the entire room if you opt for simple, yet eye-catching accessories to go with the centre piece bed.
A Living Room to Love
The living room is usually the hub of the home: a place to relax, entertain and dive into at the end of the working day. In the family home, this space may endure some serious wear and tear and thus require updating more regularly than, say, a room inhabited by a couple or a singleton. However, the family living room should be just as inviting and comfortable as that belonging to any other household and this can be achieved quite easily by making minimal changes. This may seem obvious, but lashings of fresh paint on tired walls can make a world of difference. It doesn’t even need to be a different colour from your present shade as fresh paint can make a room look cleaner and brighter, and best of all it won’t break the bank! Another great tip is to invest wisely in key pieces off furniture to ensure they do not need to be replaced on a regular basis. Buy sofas or armchairs in wipe clean fabrics or with detachable covers so they can be easily washed should any mishaps occur. If your budget is truly stretched, check out online groups such as freecycle or Gumtree that advertise furniture for free or for very little cost. These sites can prove extremely useful if you are looking for a sofa for a playroom which can be livened up with a throw.