When you are a busy mum, keeping your home looking fresh and up to date is quite tricky. Often, you have plenty of ideas, but finding the time to strip everything back and decorate properly is, often, not possible. Fortunately, there are many quick and easy ways to transform a room. Below, are some easy yet effective decorating ideas for you.
Order some customized prints
Nothing could be easier than taking one of your favourite photos and letting a company like hellocanvas turn it into a stunning print. Any image can be used for this purpose, so it is a really easy way to create unique artwork for your house. These prints also make great presents, especially for grandparents. Most love having a high-quality picture of their grandchildren to put on display.
Refresh your soft furnishings
Going through your house, updating your soft furnishings does not take long. You can easily go online and order while you are watching the TV or while commuting.
Repaint or re-spray
Rather than wasting hours traipsing around furniture stores, why not just up-cycle some of the items that you already own? This is far easier to do than you think. In many cases, you only need a paintbrush. There are tons of videos online showing you exactly how to bring the furniture you already own up to date.
If you are really short on time, there are plenty of firms that will do it for you. A great way to save a lot of time, money and hassle is to have your kitchen cupboard doors re-sprayed instead of installing a new one.
Use stencils and decals
There are loads of stencils that you can download and use to give a space a new look. Decals are another fast way to change the way your walls look. This option is a particularly good option for tiled surfaces.
Wall stickers are another variation on this theme. They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Using them is by far the easiest way to create a statement wall. There are some particularly nice ones available for children´s room. Typically, you only need about an hour to wash the relevant wall down and apply the sticker. However, if you are going to use wall stickers in your home it is worth taking the time to buy the type that can easily be peeled off and replaced when you become bored with them.
As you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to keeping your home looking nice. For most of the ideas above you will not need a big budget. However, if you are extremely short of funds, I suggest that you read this excellent article. It shows you how to literally use pennies to create stunning decorative features for your home. The ideas in this article show that if you are prepared to think ‘outside the box’ you can do a lot even if you only have a few pounds to spend.
What are your favourite decorating ideas? Let me know in the comments below, if you’re currently planning a makeover in your home or if you’ve finished a project that you’d like to share?