It’s sometimes hard to start redecorating your home, especially when you don’t really need it, but you’d like a change. Interior design is a job for professionals, but with a little bit of imagination and some guidance you too could create an astonishing design. This is hard when there is no plan to follow. So, the first thing you should do is create a decorating plan, in which to include what you want to change, the available budget, tools you’ll need, materials and the estimated time period.
Many people believe there is not much you can do on a low budget. That’s more or less true. I’d prefer saying less. There are so many resources available today, plenty waiting at a click of the mouse, that you have practically no excuse not to create astonishing interior designs. You’ll find online all you need, from complex mural and decorative wall paintings to ordinary wallpapers. Here are a few wall decorating ideas.
Printed Fabrics to Replace Expensive Paintings
When all you have to enhance is a plain huge white wall, you might want to choose an extra large painting, but art doesn’t come in cheap. If your budget is low, investing $ 500 – $ 700 to enliven a plain room might be too much. Are there any alternatives? Well, you could either make that painting yourself – but this will still cost a lot (large canvases are expensive; acryl or oil colors as well, plus the most costly tool of all: your time) – or you could visit a few of the local textile stores to choose a nice piece of fabric that will match the colors of your furniture or the other design patterns in the room. You’ll need to choose a fabric with big prints and a special pattern, something meaningful, like a flower, leaf or butterfly; something exotic (maybe a palm tree or a colored bird) or something abstract. No matter what you choose, make sure the print goes together with the other elements of the room.
Decals Make Nice Wall Ornaments
Decals are funny in children’s rooms. There are plenty of decals made especially for interior design purposes, both for walls or doors and even for furniture. You could find them in many home improvement or interior decorating shops, or online, at very low prices. The decals are great for small accents or trails around windows or doors. If you ever get tired of them, peel them off carefully and they will not cause any damage to the wall.
Latex Paints to Design Your Own Wall Patterns
You could also use latex paint to design your own wall patterns. If you do the job well, no one will ever make the difference between your work and real wallpaper. But you’ll have the satisfaction of something unique, something no one else in the world has, not even those who employ skilled interior designers to do the job. If you want a regular pattern, you’ll need a stencil. For your pattern to be really unique you should design your own stencil. It’s fun and easy. Browse the web to find stencil tutorials for interior decorations that will guide you through the whole process step by step. Yes, this technique requires a lot of your time, but the results are worth the price.