After spending a considerable time in our own home, we would start to grow weary and bored with the tedious draperies, the usual furniture, and the normal arrangements but moving to another home is not exactly in our best interest, so we opt to redecorate in order to give our houses a fresh new spin instead. However, more often than not, these redecorations would be rather costly and at other times, they are rather exorbitant leaving us to shake our heads in dismay at our wallets. Fortunately for us, there are several and various ways to give our homes a fresh look—and these ways do not require you to spend a single peso.
So, if you are looking to spice up your old condominium unit in the east gallery place, or are just hoping to have an updated look in your surroundings without hurting your pockets, try these failsafe ways to redecorate your abodes.
1.) HAVE AN OUTSIDERS PERSPECTIVE
Take a gander at your existing furniture and surroundings at home, but instead of looking at them with a pair of eyes that have been accustomed to them, try gaining a fresher and better perspective by looking at them from the eyes of an outsider. Before tossing everything in the trash, try to look back and think what made you buy a certain piece of furniture and accessory in the first place? What made it attractive? Would this ottoman look better in your living area than your bedroom? After reconsidering some options, try rearranging the furniture and see if it makes any difference. The initial step is to take it all in, appreciate what you love and what you have and why.
In your assessment of your current furniture, you may have noticed some items that are already in a state of disrepair which would make it hard for you to appreciate it. Rather than dispensing of these items, try to find ways of repairing it. Inspect your existing furniture and see if you can repair it as this will save you a lot more money than purchasing a new one altogether.
3.) REPURPOSE FURNITURE BEYOND REPAIR
Maybe no amount of repair can help some of your furniture, but that does not mean you should toss them out. They may no longer work as pretty dining room chairs as they creak, but why not use them to create something else instead? Like a French Style Bench? Be creative in repurposing these types of furniture or the materials they are made from. They may no longer serve their original purpose, but they can certainly be used for something else if you used your imagination. Who knew that nondescript home décors could be so versatile?
4.) RECYCLE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Another quite innovative way in sprucing up your home décor is to make use of recycled materials that you may have thought of discarding. Have a look at your used mason jars and see if you can turn it into a cool and hanging lampshade? Be creative with the recycling and see if there are any nifty materials you can use to turn into an interesting décor.
5.) SWAP UNWANTED ITEMS
If there are pieces of furniture you no longer love and can no longer appreciate, invite your friends to come to your place and ask them if you can swap it out with any of theirs. This is a neat way to discover other eclectic and interesting furniture or home décor without even heading to the shop. Invite more friends to make dilute your choices and make it more diverse.
When it comes to redecorating homes or condominium units, there is no absolute need to spend some money just for a quick update. If you are creative and rather keen on going green and helping Mother Nature, then the list above can be of some use to you.