Room Makeovers on a Budget

Once you’ve been living in the same home for a few years, it can become all too tempting to drastically change your space. For those who cannot afford to splash out on all new furniture and décor, there are things you can do to transform your space without spending exorbitant amounts of money. Here are our top tips for giving your home a little bit of a refresh on a budget.

The power of a coat of paint
Nothing transforms a space as quickly and as easily as a coat of paint. A new shade can dramatically change the ambience in a room and is relatively cheap depending on the size of the space you are painting. To save costs and make a statement, why not paint a feature wall in an attractive colour?

Add some colour in other ways
A change of colour can be achieved in other ways too. This can be as simple as buying some little candle holders or ornaments in a particular colour from gift shops or purchasing bedding in a solid or block colours to make more of in impact. Purchase new cushions for a living room or bedroom or create them yourselves. Getting a statement piece of furniture reupholstered can also be an affordable alternative to new purchases.

Forget big stores
Giving your room a makeover doesn’t mean heading to your nearest homemaker centre and buying a collection of expensive items. You’ll be surprised how affordable it can be to decorate a space when you open your mind a little and think outside the box. Second-hand items can be your best bet and you can find some in perfect condition at a great price if you know where to look. Take a look at op shops, garage sales and even online to find a great deal. The money you save on discounted or second hand items can then be saved and put away to purchase a special item you would like to buy brand new.

Get creative
Love Pinterest and Better Homes and Gardens? You could be a great candidate for a DIY project. If you think you have what it takes, give yourself a new project that you can do yourself at home, whether it’s making new curtains, something for a feature wall or little decorative items that can create a new theme for a room.

Sometimes a rearrangement is all you need
Sometimes the best solutions are free. If you already love all of the items in your space, rearranging them to create a new layout can be enough to breathe new life into a room.


The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, Fairhaven Homes recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances and that you seek independent legal, financial, and taxation advice before acting on any information in this article.