Soooooooooooo what do you do when you want a full makeover of your space, but have a small budget and major changes are needed? Well first off, lets just forget the whole factor of a full blown reno and instead invest in something you can actually afford. Statement Pieces.

What are these statement pieces you speak of?

Well obviously there are many pieces and elements that go into creating your space. However, there are those few items that make the biggest impacts.  It’s great when you can take one element and draw a whole room design around it. So, this is why these three items have the greatest potential to give you the biggest bang for your money.

Number One: Lighting

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Urban Barn

Lighting is usually overlooked in almost all spaces. However, it is defiantly the biggest impact. Not only does it allow you to see the space, (duhhhhh) it also has the potential to change the space. Best part?  There are oh so many more than affordable options out there. From ceiling lamps to floor lamps there are always bargains and floor sample sales. Tip: side tables are always  a great addition to draw a space together, even more when you add a great lamp on them.

 

Number Two: Rug

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Magical Thinking Meema Kilim Woven Rug- Urban Outfitters

This is a element that grounds the space (no pun intended) therefore making it a must have on this list. The endless colours, sizes and patterns that an area rugs have is an instant statement. Tip: When it comes to size, it is always better to have a rug that is too big rather than too small. However, the perfect size is always ideal but it doesn’t always happen. Keep in mind that 8′ x 10′ is the smallest rug to use in a living room.

 

Number Three: Art

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Style At Home

This doesn’t have to be anything expensive. The best part of art is that it has the ability to draw colour into the space and also create a personal touch. Many times rooms are created around one fine piece of art. The bigger the better. Tip: DIY art is always a fun way to add a personal touch to a space. The more you you put in your space the more homey the space feels. There are a lot of great ideas on Pinterest, something as simple as framing fabric or even giving your kids some paint. Make it yours.

So, next time you are looking at your space and want to over haul it, think of these few tips and keep that money in your pocket. For wine for after when you are sitting on your couch appreciating the amazing rug, lamp and artwork you just purchased to upgrade your space on a budget! Eh? Yah feel me?

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