We’ve been living some crazy times. Traveling seems a far dream to our reality. And even after lockdown, a lot of people are still working or studying from home. So, instead of getting bangs and personalizing your clothes, here are some tips that you can use to do a complete home makeover without spending a lot of money and leaving the house as little as possible.
1. Clean and begin
For every beginning, there’s an ending. So for the first step of your home makeover, you should start cleaning. Throw away the out boxes that are collecting dust, clothes that don’t fit anymore, old “To-do Lists” that never where completed. Times are changing and society as a general will probably come out very different from the world pre-pandemic. And if there is something we learned from this time is that life is unpredictable and that human contact is the most important thing for us. Prioritize your health, prioritize the people around you and forget about the objects and material. So go ahead and clean it up. But, if there’s anything that you don’t want to throw away without giving it a second chance, read until step 4.
2. Paints and Pallets
This one is my favorite, especially because I did it at my own home makeover. Paint away! There are a lot of cool and easy ways to make a killing design in your walls or even or selling available to you. You can find them on Pinterest or Youtube. Remember, it’s very important to choose a pallet that will fit the colors you have in your house. A simple change of colors will invigorate the atmosphere. In my room, I did a vertical strip in my bedroom wall and a horizontal in the opposite, changing the colors from grey to white and light green. It felt amazing like I was in a completely different room.
3. Move it
The third option is to change the arrangements of the furniture. So this is something I’ve done a thousand times in my bedroom. I know it seems like a lot of trouble, but it’s great because you can have an idea of how your furniture’s doing. When I decided to change the colors of my walls I changed everything: my bed, TV, workspace (that consists of a table and a smaller version of an office chair), and hairdresser. Those changes helped me realize that the bookshelf I was using wasn’t working anymore. So, we gave it it’s own makeover – we painted it in another color and put it in the living room. With that done I decided to sell my books because I realized that I was keeping a lot of books that I’m not going to read anymore, so why not pass them away? (Remember step 1?)
The story I told about the bookshelf repeated itself a few more times with another bookshelf, a flower vase, a sideboard, and chairs. After we choose a color pallet we religiously stuck to it, so every object that wasn’t fitting we put it in another place or donated it. Some of them were so successful that my grandfather did the same in his home. So after choosing your pallet and relocating your stuff, you start to decorate them. You don’t need to necessarily paint everything, because that maybe cost a lot of money, but you can use smaller decorations that will give just the right tone. You can use colorful candles, organizing your books in order of color or sizes, putting your pottery insight.
5. Plants and flowers
This idea came from my stepfather and he got passionate about it. Everything started with paint an old jar we had and put some artificial flowers. A few weeks later we had the Amazon Rain Forest in our balcony. In the beginning, I thought it was a lot of work and that I truly wasn’t capable of taking care of them. But, since he took care of studying and learning how to take care of them, I put one in my bedroom. You can choose between natural or artificial ones. Both of them will illuminate your environment. Just remember to be careful with animals, because some of them can be harmful or poisoning. Remember that you can decorate your ceramic jars in the colors of your chosen pallet and use them as decorations.