In 2018, it seems everyone is focusing on living with simplicity in mind. When you think about remodeling your home, I’m sure crazy dollar amounts pop into your head. Spending a lot of money on remodels is not necessary, though. There are ways you can spice up the look of your home with a frugal budget in mind while still being trendy. It’s a great idea to fix up your home one room at a time using the different tips below. That way, you are sure to have a house worthy of showing off to the neighbors in no time.
When it comes to colors, it seems that lavender is the new pink. It creates an elegant, relaxing atmosphere that makes you look forward to unwinding after a long day. Its soft color is great for either gender. Besides, who doesn’t want to relax with something that’s easy on the eyes?
In the bedroom, a calm and serene feeling is the way to go. You can create a minimalist look by adding neutral colors on the functional pieces around the room. Remember, sometimes less is more. Another thing to try in the bedroom is millwork panels and reclaimed wood. People are now choosing this over the traditional wallpaper and paint often seen in homes. The wood can give your bedroom a comfortable, yet rustic feel.
Say Goodbye to Bland Kitchens
In kitchens, the new trend is more color. Bland, white kitchens are out, and neutral colors with a hint of earth tones are the way to go. That color scheme allows you to more easily personalize your kitchen space, giving you the feeling of more control. If you prefer bright, vibrant colors, those will work as well. Just remember, it’s time to drop the white for something different.
Having a wallpaper backsplash has become quite popular. It gives the kitchen a look like never before. You can use wallpaper tiles that give the kitchen a more contemporary look. The tiles come in many patterns that resemble concrete, wood, fabric and, believe it or not, original wallpaper.
White sinks are also out. Instead, consider a kitchen sink made with materials like stone, copper, concrete, and granite. The new trend for sinks is a darker color scheme, like black or gray, that complements the colors of the kitchen. These materials can match your cabinet hardware and really make your kitchen stand out.
In the other rooms in the house, warm, neutral colors are the trend. Colors like red and beige are also very popular, and it’s easy to transform a room with these colors. You can use paint, artwork or furniture to add splashes of color to any room, making it relatively cheap to create something beautiful.
A tone-on-tone effect can make your room more intriguing. Try painting your furniture and your wall the same color. You might think this will be more of a bland look, but it can make the room pop, especially if you have metal handles or other accessories on the furniture.
Accenting the room with glass and ceramics is another unique way to decorate. You can typically find these items at a yard sale or local thrift store. Ceramics and glass can give your room a more upscale look if that’s your style. The best part is, you don’t even have to break the bank to achieve the look. Adding simple pieces to the room can create focal points that anyone would admire.
Patterns and Florals are Back
Floral designs are making a big comeback as well. Yes, I’m talking about the granny style prints. It gives the home a comforting feeling and welcomes you, just like typical grandparents. Using patterns that are vibrant will make your room pop. They also look amazing on comforters and accent pillows. You can find these floral and other patterns in the most random places, such as a thrift store. Using them in your living room or bedroom can give those rooms a warm feeling. The kitchen and dining room may not be the best places for these, though. When looking at shape patterns, triangles are out. Circles are all the rage now. They go great in almost any room in any form. You can add floral and shape patterns to any room design through the use of pillows, blankets, artwork, or on rugs. Patterns can create a bonding feeling because they are never-ending.
Vintage lighting is trendy, especially for the do it yourself person. Lights such as chandeliers, lanterns, and pendants are a new trend. These fixtures can make a room look extremely elegant. When replacing the light fixtures in your home, don’t break the bank, instead, check out some of the thrift stores in the area for great deals.
As a bonus, changing your lighting can be good for the environment. New light bulbs can save on energy and last longer than standard bulbs. Newer light fixtures tend to use less energy, also. As you upgrade your home’s lighting, consider changing to smart lights. Smart lights can be turned on and off automatically, adding more life to the light bulbs and reducing your electric bill. Typically, you can control smart lights through an app on your phone. The app gives you the ability to turn your lights off or on when you are away from home. No more pricey electric bills due to leaving home with all the lights on!
When it comes to remodeling your house, take your time and make changes that are smart. You can make remodeling a family project and find out how creative you can be. It’s tough work, but it is also gratifying. Consider how much money you could save by doing some repairs yourself and reusing some of the items you already have laying around in your home. If you don’t typically shop at a thrift store or yard sales, you may want to consider doing so. They can save you money as you work towards making your house into the home of your dreams.