Improving your home is a popular way to spend money in many parts of the world. The reasons are fairly obvious, home improvements boost the value of your home and make it more comfortable to live in.

In fact, according to studies the Australian home décor market is booming. This makes sense, after all, why not complete many of these tasks yourself, if you are able.

This is the most important criteria. You must complete the décor to a high standard; if you can’t do that get a professional in! This is especially true if you are not aware of these 7 safety hazards!

Here are 7 affordable ways to improve your home decoration:

1. Storage

You’ve probably not considered having custom joinery undertaken in your home because you think it’s expensive. In fact, this is a relative term.

Done properly it can give you the most practical solution to your storage needs, whether in the kitchen or any other room of the house. It will be cheaper than purchasing multiple storage solutions which don’t quite do the job and don’t mast as long!You can find some great furniture at Shabby chic furniture, check them out for more information.

2. Mirrors

A mirror can bounce light round your home, removing focus from problem areas and creating a much brighter, airier feel for your home.

You’ll be surprised at how much more positive you feel everyday when your home is full of light!

3. Planting

Bringing the outdoors inside is a great way of improving your air quality, adding some color and boosting your mood. Simply choose plants which have pretty flowers but need little maintenance and you’ll be the envy of all your friends!

Best of all the plant can go in virtually any kind of container, allowing you to make it a very personal selection.

4. Mix ‘n’ Match

You no longer need to have furniture which blends in perfectly to its surroundings. It has become very popular to have odd color chairs at your table and one ancient armchair in your living room.

Go rustic or pre-owned to find some real bargains that express your personality, mixing and matching really works!

5. Lighting

It is possible to replace your ceiling lights with down lighters. However this can be a time consuming task and you might need the services of an electrician.

Instead look at adding lights to your walls and free standing lamps which can create the desired ambience; no matter what your mood.

6. Fabrics

Add color and your personal style to any room by using curtains, throws and cushions. These can be easily changed if your mood changes but they will transform your home in minutes at virtually no cost!

There are no rules for this, do what makes you feel comfortable.

7. Flooring

Replacing all your flooring can be expensive but adding a few rugs can transform even the most mundane of floors.

It’s also exceptionally easy to do, just buy them and put them down. You can even mix it up by moving them every day if you want!

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