If there’s one thing 2020 taught us, it’s that nothing is promised. If you’ve experienced the need to cut back and budget more efficiently in 2021, we’re here to let you in on a few secrets for decorating a new home that are both realistic and affordable. Check out the following tips for achieving a fresh look that doesn’t break the bank in the new year.
Painted Accent Walls
One of the most cost-efficient decorative updates you can make is painting. Whether you opt for a solid color or a cool pattern, make your rooms pop with this affordable option.
Buy a new Slipcover
Tired of your sofa but don’t want to spend the money on a new one? A simple slipcover can enhance any room and make it feel brand new. Add a few throw pillows and voila – you have a brand new living room.
Add Some Prints
Framed pictures or prints don’t have to be expensive, but they can definitely transform a room. Try painting your own art piece or order some digital prints online and frame your creation to hang on its own or as part of a gallery wall. Fendol Farms by Lennar Homes is an active adult 55+ community with homes that have plenty of blank walls for lining with art from your grandchildren or pictures you’ve collected over the years.
Rearrange the Furniture
Grab the teenagers and their muscles and get moving! This zero-cost decorating idea only requires a little time, some creativity, and a vision! Try out a new layout in any room of your choosing. Homes at Glenmere have a variety of floor plans with open layouts so you’ll never get tired of rearranging.
Add in Plants
Did you know that indoor plants have lots of benefits? Researchers interviewed over 440 employees and found that those whose office environment included natural elements like indoor plants felt greater job satisfaction and more commitment to the organization than those who didn’t work around natural elements. Working from home for the foreseeable future is the reality for many of us, so why not take advantage?
By Kendra Stowe