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How To Decorate An Old House To Look Like New

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Whether you are buying an old house or it is your own that needs sprucing up, an upgrade need not cost a fortune if you plan it well. Apart from the obvious repairs and paint jobs that will give your home a new lease of life, there are a few simple improvements that will bring the spark back to your home even on a tight budget. Plus, these can be fun to do by yourself or even as a family project. Check out these hacks that will help you make your old home look new again.

Cover Up Boring Walls

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While repainting the walls is the easiest way to make everything look new again, it’s not always the easiest to do. You want your walls to look good without a paint job, cover it up with art. Be it the handcrafted wooden ornate frames from Yatha or colourful dream catchers from The Tassle Life or quirky art prints from Going Desi. There’s plenty of wall decor options you can play around with to make boring walls interesting again.

Add Pops Of Colour


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Changing the furniture is often the biggest expense on the home improvement list. It is also the most critical to making the house look and feel new. If you are on a budget, instead of replacing the old furniture, you can make it look interesting by adding decor elements that complement the overall look. For instance, if it’s a distressed wooden console, place a vintage candle stand from Meera The House of Bhindar to make it look good. Or log candles from ForestKraft to bring out the old world charm.

Change The Drapes


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Old curtains can definitely date a home. In fact curtains have the ability to make or break the look of a room. To usher in the newness, choose something cheery and vibrant. Check out Arteastri’s hand woven curtains in Jacquard and Kantha work. Brand Home - The Best For You has luxurious looking curtains and cushion covers that won’t cost you a bomb.

Add More Lights

Adding more lights to the dark and dingy spots in your house will instantly infuse new life into the space. When you want more daylight in your home but there aren’t enough windows to allow it, consider adding table lamps, floor lamps, or even overhead lighting to brighten up your old home. Even string lights and LED curtains make for great budget-friendly options. Check out Glimmer Lightings and thank us later!

Bring Home Plants


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No matter how worn out the look of your walls or furniture, plants are the simplest way to hit the refresh button. Bring color and life to areas of a room that looks drab and boring with plants and planters. Sure you can plop any plant into a corner with its original plastic pot and call it a day. However, if you mix and match planters to compliment the look of your space, half your renovation is done right there! Check out Asama for eco-friendly planters.

Update The Rug

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Sometimes all you need to do to make an old home look like new is replace the carpet or even just clean it. When the latter is not an option because your carpet is really worn out, consider replacing it with a new one. Here is a list of rugs and carpets you must check out if you value aesthetics over everything else. Sashaa World has some amazing pocket-friendly options in rugs you can consider.