Whether you are buying a new home or renting one, you will want to get settled in and personalise the place at the earliest possible opportunity. One of the best ways of doing this is through the decoration. Of course, there are plenty of big jobs which you can do, but when you have a limited time and budget, you want to get things looking like home with minimal fuss. So, here are a few quick and easy ideas to help you achieve this task.
Hang Personal Photos
Personal photos that remind you of happy times like holidays, graduations etc should be your first port of call. Take a look at getting some picture frames online and choose the ones which suit your personal sense of style. If you are worried about putting holes in the wall too early, you could always get some picture-hanging strips which are easily removable and transferable.
Paint One or Two Walls
Choosing a colour scheme for the entire property can seem like a very daunting prospect so quickly. However, if you want to save yourself a lot of trouble at this early stage, you could always pick an accent wall or two to paint in a shade of your choice. This may end up helping you out when it comes to picking colours for the rest of the place.
Roll Out the Carpet (or Rugs)
If you are walking around on a bare floor all the time, it can feel like you are still in a show house. It is not all that difficult to roll out a carpet or rug of your choice to make the room feel a little more interesting. However, you need to make sure that you pick one which matches the size of the room well.
Switch a Light Fixture
It may seem like a small detail to switch out a light fixture, but it can actually make a significant difference to your space. Even putting a lampshade on a bare light bulb is enough to have to impact, but if there is no overhead fixture there at the moment, you could always pay an electrician to install one for you.
Upgrade Your Window Treatments
The window treatments which work best really depend on the current look and style of the room, as well as the time of year. For example, you probably don’t want to be hanging heavy curtains in the height of summer. If you are looking for a simple option, roller blinds are always going to be a classic choice – and you could get some of the blackout variety if you would like to shut out the light.
Add Some Natural Elements
It can provide a major positive boost to your mood to add some natural elements into your home, and while houseplants are the most obvious choice, you could also go for things like stones, branches, sand, fruit, and pinecones to get the effect that you are looking for.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.