If you are keen to revolutionize your home decor, you might be tempted to redecorate your living room, remodel your kitchen or give your bathroom a facelift. Interior design on a budget can seem like an oxymoron. Furniture is expensive, kitchens can be costly to fit, and carpets can be extortionate. You need to budget effectively and have a ten percent contingency should anything unforeseen occur. You also need to think about the sort of interior styling you want for your home. The more opulent styles are more expensive. Therefore, why not consider minimalism? While it gets a rough time for being cold and sterile, minimalist ideas don’t have to be so clinical. Take a look at why you should embrace a minimalist interior.
White. White. White. When you consider a minimalist interior, there are few colors to consider other than crisp white. If you have a small property or small windows, the natural light within your home will be compromised. A minimalist interior with fresh white walls can help bounce all available light across the room. Go for a sheen finish rather than a matt alternative as this will be more reflective and will maximize the light. Pair the white painted walls with LED lighting rather than strip lights. These lights are more energy-efficient and allow a more natural glow to cascade around the room.
While your walls may be white, your furnishings and flooring needn’t be. For your window dressings, consider a more natural wood finish from Next Day Blinds to bring the outside in. White, wood and more natural tones fit seamlessly together and create a warmer feeling rather than a clinical style. Add splashes of greenery with some plants. Add color and texture with cushions, throws, and carpets. Making the bolder colors be part of your accessories means you can change up the style of a room without having to repaint.
To create a more homely ambiance in your minimalist interior, consider picking up some reasonably priced mid-century furniture. This furniture is better made than any modern-day equivalents and could see you with some rare pieces that no one else has in their interior. G Plan sofas, Ercol chairs, and Danish-inspired 1960s tiled top coffee tables are hugely on-trend at the moment. Vintage shops and auction houses have an array of these items of furniture in a stick. While popular and bordering on the antique, they are still relatively cost-effective when renovating your interior on a budget.
Forget the expensive high gloss kitchen units and go for the more quirky country cottage style units. These cabinets tend to be cheaper. Paired with more reasonably priced tiled splashbacks and a wooden worktop, you don’t have to worry about the expensive granite quartz material. Consider going for an ex-display model to save some money and go for a high-end lino rather than a ceramic tile to save your pennies.
Renovating your home should be fun. Consider the minimalist look and give your home a new lease of life.