Do you look longingly at other people’s’ Instagram photos of their stunning houses and wish that you too could attract just as many likes from your home, it’s time to think about how you can improve its looks. Even if you can’t afford to spend a fortune, there are still lots of ways to create an Instagram ready house on a budget.
Here are some top tips to help get you started.
There’s one easy way to make your home look just as good as anything on Instagram. Use texture! Mixing up layers, materials and fabrics will add interest and color to every room, and can be done very easily on a budget. Think about investing in a few pretty cushions in different fabrics – perhaps a luxurious velvet paired with a faux fur and a knitted wool. Pile them together on your leather sofa and immediately you’ve got an amazing multi-layered texture that’s sure to impress. Try layering your bed with a faux fur blanket on top of a traditional quilt and then piling on some pillows in a range of fabrics such as chenille – you’ll immediately conjure up images of a luxury boudoir.
Harness Pops Of Color
The trademark Instagram look is often neutral walls paired with bright flashes of color. You can achieve this look for yourself very quickly with some affordable low-cost white paint. Give your walls a fresh coat for a modern new look and then add some vibrant pops of lime, hot pink or aqua for an exciting contemporary feel. You can do this very easily without even getting out the paintbrush if you invest in a paintsprayer. Visit this page and you’ll find some helpful advice about how to choose the best one to suit your needs. If you plan to only add hints of color, you barely need to spend anything on your home makeover and yet the effects can be dramatic. By simply creating a feature wall, a few stencils or even just a few mixed colorful textiles and ornaments you can make an Instagram-worthy home in hours.
Are you lucky enough to live in an older property? Don’t get rid of all those antique features – it’s time to big them up and highlight them to their best advantage. Do you have old crown molding? Give it a coat of paint in an unusual color to catch the eye. Do you have a period fireplace? Make it into a focal point of your room with a reclaimed mantelpiece and some antique fire irons. Do you have an old-school ceiling rose? Highlight it by installing a stunning lantern or chandelier so the eye is drawn upwards. Perfect!
Does your kitchen look too tired and old to show on Instagram? It’s time to give it a new look at a price you can afford. Get some new hardware for your drawers and cabinets. This quick and easy adjustment can create a modern look at a fraction of the cost of installing a new fitted kitchen. You could even take it up a notch if you can afford it by giving your cabinet doors a respray with a paint of your choice. Go for an industrial grey for a really contemporary style or perhaps something brighter like a sky blue or mint green for a lighter feel.
Make A Photo Wall
What could be more Instagram ready that a photo wall? It’s a great way to bring new life to a dull and plain space and it costs very little. All you need are a few of your favorite prints, preferably in a range of sizes, and some cheap photo frames. Then, feel free to be as creative as you like in your arrangement. Perhaps you want to place your images in geometric shapes, perhaps you’d like to spell out a word, or maybe you just want to create an interesting pattern. The effect is sure to be unique and eye-catching.
So, there you have it – your top tips to creating a home that you won’t be able to wait to show off on Instagram but at a price that you can afford!