If you’re hesitant about redecorating, don’t worry: you’re not alone.
In fact, there are a number of factors holding back everyday families looking to redecorate, such as:
- Fear of the price tag, as redecorating projects can quickly get pricey when you’re replacing furniture, painting the house and splurging on new décor
- Lack of confidence in their ability to transform their homes without the help of an interior decorator
- Not wanting to dedicate time, cash and effort to such a project because they might be moving soon
Perhaps it’s a combination of the aforementioned factors keeping you from decorating; however, what if there was a way to redecorate without dedicating tons of time, energy or cash?
Thankfully, there is.
Despite popular belief, redecorating doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, nor do you have to throw out everything in your home to make it work.
For example, the rustic atheistic is as popular as ever and represents a wealth of cost-effective means of transforming your living space. The concept behind rustic living is straightforward and incredibly customizable, giving your home a cozy, more “natural” vibe.
The following four tips can transform any living space into something more stylish regardless of its current condition.
Faux Wood Blinds
Wood is the cornerstone of the rustic look; however, wooden furniture can be potentially costly and represents an investment that can be difficult to move around. Therefore, consider supplementing your living space with subtle wooden décor.
Faux wooden blinds are a great place to start, especially considering they come in a variety of shades and finishes. Whether you’re looking to match white or unfinished wood, the right set of blinds can help tie any room together.
Unfinished Wooden Surfaces
Speaking of unfinished wood, stripped pieces match with just about anything rustic, including your existing wooden furniture. Rather than throwing out your larger pieces of furniture such as beds or coaches, consider complimenting them with less expensive pieces of furniture such as:
- End tables
- Coffee tables
Think about smaller pieces you could potentially replace first as a means of saving. After all, unfinished pieces usually are more affordable that laminated furniture.
Accents, Odds and Ends
Now, the question remains: how can you help your existing larger furniture match the rest of your décor?
- Rustic throws and pillows, including nature-related patterns
- “Country” and “barn” patterned blankets and quilts (think: flannel and classic quilt patterns)
- If you’re craft enough, you can distress your existing wooden pieces
Granted your furniture isn’t a loud color (such as orange or green) and is more neutral or muted (think: black or white), small accents can go a long way. Additionally, little odds and ends coupled with your furniture such as rustic lamps and antique knick-knacks can help draw attention away anything that doesn’t “match.”
Redecorating doesn’t have to represent a complete overhaul of your living space: smart designers understand that the best projects are those which are inexpensive and easy to take with you when it comes time to move. By embracing the rustic atheistic, you can establish a stylish living space without too many moving pieces.