Home design is always a difficult balance between beauty and budget. While you will have definitely have to spend some money, there are a few budget-friendly design trends emerging for 2016. These trends will make a huge difference in your home without making a dent in your wallet, and most of these elements can be implemented very quickly.
Metallic colors are always very striking. Not only are they rarely used, but the items associated to them are often more expensive and speak of luxury and wealth. The good news is that you can easily add some metallic color to your home without spending a lot of money. There are two ways to go about this. The first relies on centerpieces while the second is like a small accent wall.
You can buy a metallic item, such as a candle holder or metal plate, and place it in whatever room you’re decorating. Make it large enough to draw attention, but not so large that it’s gaudy. Most discount furniture stores will have a few items like this. You can also use metallic paint on a section of the wall. Don’t make it an accent wall because that will be too much color. Just a small section is enough to draw attention.
Another big trend is using vibrant colors to brighten up a room. Making the entire room bubblegum pink or blazing orange is a little much, so have a light touch when using this color. Since these colors aren’t as powerful as metallic colors, having a whole accent wall is perfectly acceptable. You should also have objects around the room that are similar to the accent wall, but not identical. For example, if the wall is an intense orange, then have some reddish-orange and light orange objects around the room to play off the wall.
Outside Comes Inside
This might seem bizarre, but the effect is absolutely gorgeous. Many designers are bringing outside elements, like plants and flowers, inside the home. You can actually grow flowers inside your home and the smell and look are intoxicating. At the same time, if you’re looking for a cheaper and more effortless approach, then buy some plastic plants and place them in soil. The effect will be largely the same at a fraction of the cost.
Home decorating always involves spending money and doing some extra work, but it’s often worth it to see how much better your home can look. All of these options are budget-friendly and will make your home beautiful in a day or two with very little investment. They also involve using a light touch, so don’t go crazy with flowers and colors. Be gentle for the best effect.