Low-budget home improvement trends
Your brand-new home is your blank canvas! If you’ve just moved in and are looking for low cost ways to add a little personality to your home, We Buy Any House has shared some low-budget trends with us to help you customise your new house, without it costing you the earth.
A fresh coat of paint
Repainting your walls can completely transform the look of your home on a low budget. Whilst its recommended that homeowners wait a year before decorating their brand-new walls, when the time does come around, you’ve got plenty of options. Some like to refresh the walls with the same colour as before to brighten them up and remove any scuffs, but if you’re in need of a change you can pick something completely different. Feature walls are a great option for those sat on the fence, not wanting to commit to a completely different theme but looking to add a little something.
Paint is a great option for anyone looking to redecorate as it’s very much a DIY job – you can pick the colours that you want and get it done when the time is convenient. If you’re not sure on the colour schemes that you’re looking for, Pinterest is a great way to get some inspiration – Dulux also have a really helpful app called Visualiser, which allows you to take photos of your walls and edit it with the colour that you’re considering. This is perfect if you’re deciding between a few colours as you can see the effect that you want to create, and more importantly, make sure you’re going to love it!
This trend is a great way to add some glitz to your home without having to spend a lot of money and it's incredibly easy to do. It also looks beautiful, making it a win-win! Some people are choosing to use strip LED lights to create an almost catwalk effect on staircases – the added bonus of doing it this way is that LEDs are easily controlled with a remote or an app allowing you to change the colour and the brightness to suit whatever mood you’re in.
For some, this is a bit too much for a staircase, which is why spotlights on the sides of the stairs are another great option. You can get these as stick-on lights and just place them on the steps or wall, and you can decide to do every step or alternate, whichever you prefer.
This can sound like a daunting one, as generally, replacing flooring isn’t a cheap option. However, in the last year or so, the trend of vinyl flooring has become a hit and has meant that a lot of us have been able to have beautiful floors that we’d never have imagined getting on a budget. Keepmoat Homes offer vinyl flooring options in a range of colours and patterns helping you to really personalise your new home before you even move in.
For those who have their old home to sell, if the flooring is not in the best condition and you want to sell your house fast so you can proceed with moving into your brand new home, a new floor will make a huge difference when your viewers come calling and will help to increase their interest in your home.
Splashbacks really make a kitchen surface pop, and we’ve seen some lovely brick-style splashbacks making their way into homes across the country recently. White is a popular choice, but colours can also work beautifully, especially when they’re matched to the scheme going on in the rest of your kitchen. Keepmoat Homes offer coloured splashbacks as an extra and whilst this is only a small change, it can really transform the room!
This is only a small change, but it can really transform the room. It’s also simple to do yourself and can give you a real sense of satisfaction when it’s done!
Changing the colour with accessories
A great way to refresh your house is to implement a colour change using accessories. This might sound like a huge transformation, but if you approach it right you can make it a very effective and simple one! Focus on decorative items such as cushions, throws and rugs, and choose a colour that works best for you!
If you have sofas that don’t fit the colour scheme that you’re looking for, you can get affordable covers in your desired colour or pattern – this can make them look like new, giving you another transformation for a low cost.
There are all sorts of low-budget changes that you can use to personalise your new home and make it more you – have you seen other trends that you’d like us to add, or have you done one of the above to your new home and loved it? Get in touch via our social channels and let us know!