Many of us have an interest in interior design. It’s natural to want your home to look inviting and alluring, but it can be difficult to keep up with new trends, especially when it comes to budgeting. Overhauling your interiors every season would be costly, but thankfully, there is an alternative to splashing out. In this guide, we’ll explore some easy, affordable ways to experiment with new trends.
One of the simplest, cheapest and most effective ways to introduce new trends and spruce up your interiors is changing the colour-way or using a bold shade to make a statement. From vibrant greens and crisp neutrals for a natural look to bright pink, peach and mint for Tropicana vibes, you can utilise colours to change the aesthetic and the feel of a room. When you’re selecting shades, compare different tones before you make a decision and think about how you want to use the space. Stick to soothing, calming tones for bedrooms, opt for light colours for small, dark spaces and be bold if you’re looking to create an uplifting social space or entertaining area. You can choose whether to paint all the walls in a room, create a feature wall or keep your walls neutral and use accessories to carry a new colourway. If you’re painting, always take the time to prepare the walls in advance. Sand the surface, wipe down the walls to remove dirt and dust and use tape to cover sockets, switches and fireplaces. Allow the first coat to dry before adding another layer of paint.
Accessorising is a brilliant way to change the look of a room without overhauling the space. Using accessories and details, you can change the theme, inject colour and prints and add interest. From ornate, Art Deco mirrors and pop art for your walls to patterned rugs and chandeliers and high-quality door knobs for a luxe vibe, you can transform any living space instantly. Before you start making purchases, create a plan using cuttings and screenshots and think about how you want the room to look and the trends you love. The beauty of buying new accessories or upcycling items you already have is the ability to blend different looks and to mix and match.
Introducing patterns and prints is a fantastic idea if you’re looking to channel new interior trends without blowing the budget. There are myriad options to choose from and you can be as subtle or as bold as you like. From cottage florals to exotic hibiscus prints and graphic lines to quirky animal print, you can use wallpaper, soft furnishings, tiles, wall art and decorative details like plant pots, vases and candle holders to bring your vision to life.
Are you planning a mini interior makeover or are you keen to try a new look in your living room or bedroom? If you’re eager to refresh or revamp your home without spending a fortune, there are some great budget-friendly ways to achieve incredible transformations. From changing the colour of the space to using accessories, details and prints to carry new themes, you don’t have to break the bank.