Having a stylish-looking home can be difficult, especially if your decorating budget is limited.
Thankfully, if planned properly, you can still get the stylish décor you have dreamt of at something as less as Rs 10,000.
There are several simple tricks that homeowners can use to make their home look great without going overboard with the expenses.
From adding photos to changing the paint, from giving the curtains a makeover to adding accessories, there is a lot you can do for Rs 10,000.
Experiment with wall decals
Stylish, colourful yet affordable, wall decals are one of the easiest ways to give your room a makeover on a shoestring budget.
You can easily find a variety of wall decals online for as low as Rs 500. It is a good idea to follow a theme and select a couple of matching decals to go with different areas in your home.
Scan the storage
Old, unused items from your storage can serve as amazing decoratives.
Bringing out the old bicycle and hanging it upside down on your living room wall can add a quirky feel to the area. Or get a chalkboard and use it as a nameplate to add the old-school feel to your home décor.
You might need to clean or repair the ‘storage’ items before using them, but you aren’t paying anything for these!
Use photos and more photos
Give an instant, new look to your home by hanging new pictures in fresh photo-frames. If you already have a coloured printer at home, photo papers are all you need to have all the photos you want.
Else, you can get them easily developed from a studio next to your home. The price of getting photos printed may vary depending on the size of photos as well as the number of pictures you want.
A set of 5-8 frames will cost you anything from Rs 500 – 1000. Alternatively, you can buy LED wall hangers and hang photos across.
Give old furniture a facelift with designer slipcovers
Dressing an old, tired-looking sofa in designer slipcovers is one of the cheapest methods to refresh it and give it a facelift.
Way less expensive than buying or re-upholstering the old sofa, the slipcovers are easy to wash and maintain as well.
The price will vary depending on the fabric you choose as well as the size and design of your sofa set.
Upgrade your centre table
Changing the look of your living room furniture doesn’t necessarily mean changing all the furniture.
You can simply replace the old centre table with a new one and get the desired effect.
A good sized centre table can be easily found for Rs 5000.
Decorate the entryway to make a good first impression
Keeping your entryway clutter-free and moderately decorated is very important to create a good first impression.
Add some houseplants or other pocket-friendly items like a bench or a shoe-rack. If you have an outdoor garden, keep a wrought-iron table and chair set where you can enjoy evening tea with your family.
For example, this garden patio set at Amazon can be bought for Rs 7999.
Change the wall colours
This is probably one of the most popular and pocket-friendly ways to decorate your house and make it look brand new.
You can play with colours and even choose to do the paint all by yourself. A bucket of paint will cost you a mere Rs 3,000 but can do wonders to decorate your home. You can also add textures or patterns to the wall with a little or no extra cost.
Using wallpapers is also a great way to decorate your home and create an accent wall. Price of wallpapers start from Rs 1000 and can easily fit your budget.