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Weekend Activity: Upgrade and Redesign Your Home on a Budget

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Published January 20th 2017
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Busy weekdays and fast paced life can make it seem impossible to take the task of redecorating seriously. But, brighter and fresher home doesn't require you to spend weeks on it. If you enjoy playing with your home décor, you can achieve something unique and pleasant over just one weekend. With a bit of creativity and a touch of personality, you can transform your home effectively so that it matches your current mood. Moreover, this type of approach is very budget-friendly.


What about walls

You might think that there's absolutely no way to make any changes regarding your walls over just one weekend. Remember, you don't have to paint your entire home to get the effect you want. For example, accent walls can introduce the desired change. If you're not sure which paint to choose, take a look at Pantone's top colours for 2017; Greenery took the world by storm. Moreover, playing with self-adhesive wallpaper can add warmth, texture and detail without too much work. You can visit some of the Brisbane's finest wallpaper shops, or browse online if you're willing to wait for a delivery. Another great way to create an aesthetically pleasing environment without touching the walls is applying previously mentioned DIYs to your doors.
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Layout tweaks
The most effective and definitely the cheapest way to transform the look of your home is to change the furniture layout. You might need some assistance with heavier objects, though. In any case, use your keen eye to analyse where would your furniture look best. For example, sofas and chairs that are no longer placed against the walls make a really popular trend nowadays. Moving your seating away from the walls will leave you with extra room for shelves, tall plants and even your own take on sunroom/reading nook.

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Artistic display

As someone who loves mixing and matching details, you should definitely allow yourself freedom of expression when it comes to wall art and décor. One of the most interesting trends these days include putting together wall galleries. These can display photos or your favourite sceneries, or anything else you find pleasing. And if you really want to change what's in your frames, you can simply print out new pictures that you find online. Picture frames are definitely not the only thing you can use. Stone and wood collages, favourite clothing bit on a hanger, old vinyl records, and many other things can contribute to the customised wall artistry at your place.

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Details and home décor

There are many things that you can play with when it comes to home décor, thanks to your crafty hands. For example, if gold is your favourite colour, you don't have to paint your walls gold. By using spray paint, you can give a coat of gold to your plant pots, or even parts of furniture such as table legs or sofa arm holders. Golden cushion covers, curtains with intricate golden lining as well as Mecque decorative pieces in this luxurious shade can spice up your interior nicely. What's more, thanks to spray paint, you can play with gold and silver combo on your fake fruit bowl, curtain rods and rails, chandelier and lamp bases, etc. Not to mention that you can repaint, or replace all your door and cabinet knobs; these are very affordable and come in a variety of designs.

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Your creative mind and skilful hands can truly change your home's look over just one weekend. So, don't shy away from your own ideas and artistry that are just waiting to surface. You will feel fulfilled and your home will get a much-needed upgrade.
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Thank you so much, great article and totally love the book nooks link!
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