Ah so I guess you have a space that you’re not that big of a fan of. No worries, you’re about to learn a few ways you can instantly change up a space on any budget. It might be crazy to say, but I really enjoy working with clients that are looking to update a space on an affordable to tight budget. Could it be the game of staying under budget, or the task of finding the best pieces for the lowest cost, or maybe even a fixer-uper or two?

Who knows but obviously, an affordable budget can vary and the items you get, truly depend on what retailers you use. From Wayfair to West Elm to Restoration Hardware , a few thrift shops or two there is always going to be pieces that will fit within your budget. However, you must also consider, do they fit within your style?


my opinion:

it’s all about mixing the high and low,

that is the key to introducing personality to your space.


Evidently, I do have clients, family and friends who come to me with a budget that well, let’s just say won’t do justice for their “full room makeover” wants. BUT! with a few quick tips and tricks, changing up a room for them is a as easy as reading the info below… ready?

What do you do when the dollar amount doesn’t add up to the checkout amount?
You pull out these three tricks to make the biggest bang for your buck.

Three Incredibility Easy Ways To Instantly Transform Any Space:

O N E – Rug

Area rugs add more than just warmth to a space, they also add texture, colour and are a great filler accessory. The key to adding an area rug is choosing the right size, it’s always better to have an area rug that is too big rather than too small (but really at the end of the day, do whatever makes you happy. These are just a few tips to get you started).

Here’s a quick tip: usually in the living area the trick is to have all furniture legs on the rug for a luxe feel. However, you can also go front legs only on the rug, making it more of a casual vibe. Either way, anything smaller than an 8×10 will likely be too small for most living areas so keep 8′ by 10′ as a starting point.

When done right, an area rug can do no harm! Still confused as to how to get the perfect rug style, size & material? No worries I have something in the works for you that will help with all of that. Stay tuned! 

This beautiful right and photo is from: Ruggable

 

T W O – Art

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The best part about art is, that it doesn’t have to be super fancy and cost you hundreds of dollars. Let me repeat this:


The best part about art is, that it doesn’t have to be super fancy and cost you hundreds of dollars.
BAM I said it.


Great art can be as simple as some fabric that has been framed or a subtle neutral tone canvas. Hell, even a mirror counts! If there is no room in the budget for new furniture, take peoples attention away from there and plant it on the walls. Just like the area rugs, it’s better to go bigger than smaller.

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Tip
: if you have a minimal space and don’t want to add colour into your space, opt for a more textured piece. If you are looking to bring more colour into your space, look for a piece that shares some but not all the colours you may already have in your space. Don’t I repeat DON’T do the matchy matchy décor, look for pieces that share similar tones and hues that are either darker or lighter than the items you already have.  

right : Vibrant Mid-Century Living room –  Jessica Brigham
left : Ferm Living

 

 

T H R E E – Lighting

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Funny how people always seem to overlook lighting. They don’t realize that this aspect of your space can be so powerful. If you are looking for a simple update, the easiest and I’d say the least expensive way to update lighting is with table lamps. Match them though, it really pulls together the room even if they aren’t on either side of the sofa.

Obviously, chandeliers and pendants are a bit more expensive but are oh so, so elegant. Make sure you always check out websites for sales or better yet hit up Facebook Marketplace or my favourite Kijiji. People are always renovating and you would be surprised at the amazing one-of-a-kind steals you might stumble upon.

Tip: if you don’t have a direct power source from the ceiling and your looking to hang a light, opt for an arch floor lamp. You will still get the look of a hanging light without the dangling cord and hook in the ceiling. 

 

Now go and update your space on these three key tricks. OH and don’t forget, I’m always here to help just slide into my DM’s on Instagram at @M2Perspectives

Stay savvy, stay healthy now let’s fall in love with our homes!

Mel

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      Thank you! I’m very glad you enjoyed 🖤

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