6 affordable trends for style on a budget
While many are turning to DIY projects during lockdown, not everyone can afford to spend on new trends when revamping their home. Try these hot, but budget-friendly styles instead.
You can still incorporate the hottest new trends into your home even if you don’t have a massive budget. To help people across the UK achieve their ideal home on a budget, sofa and carpet specialist ScS has provided 6 expert tips for budget renovations.
1. Traditional prints in modern spaces
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Depending on the size of your space, introducing traditional prints into a room can be done on a large scale, such as your wallpaper or furniture, or smaller scales such as accents and furnishings.
For those looking to cut back the cost but still wanting large surface areas rocking this trend, try using patterned vinyl stickers on walls, floors or even your fireplace or furniture.
2. Curved sofas
2020 has seen a peak in curved sofas, and it’s clear to see why with the style combining a modern look with a comfy twist, sure to suit any home. There are many affordable options available out there, you just have to find one to suit your own personal style.
3. Dark kitchens
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Dark colours are dominating kitchens in 2020, but you don’t have to fork out thousands to transform this space. Instead, why not do it yourself?
To give your cupboards a new lease of life, sand them down and use wood paint to achieve the colour you’re looking for. Don’t forget to use a primer and a top coat for the perfect finish and try changing up your handles to complete the look. Avoid emulsion or generic paints as these will be too thick and could become gloopy on the wood.
4. Grandmillennial style
A design that’s been a hot topic this year is the grandmillennial style. Combining classic looks with a contemporary edge has no limits and can be tailored to every colour palette and preference – and it can be done by making just one or two simple swaps.
Replacing your flooring with a traditional patterned carpet gives you an immediate transformation you’ll love. Additional or smaller changes you can make include fringe accessories and velvet furnishings.
5. Statement doors
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Crisp white walls and other light tones are complemented perfectly by dark woods, a look that can easily be achieved by incorporating dark doors. But while changing the doors in your home can sound like an expensive job, it doesn’t have to be. Don’t discard your current doors just to achieve a new colour.
Remove the doors in question and sand them down until they’re nice and smooth. Before painting the shade you’re after, apply a primer and always top with a hard wearing top coat to ensure they’re durable against marks and scrapes. If going for a black paint, don’t forget to apply on two or three layers to achieve the rich look you’re after.
6. Fun bathrooms
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While many are turning to funky tiling and walls to achieve this trend, it can be an expensive route to choose. Instead, incorporate bright, patterned accessories including bath mats, shower curtains and mirrors to quirk up the space. Finalise the look with an indoor plant and wall prints for a bathroom you’ll be dying to show off.
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