Buying a house puts a huge strain on household budgets and spending habits. The amount of money required to purchase a new place leaves very little for you to spend on decorating or updating your new house to make it your home. Learn how to improve the value of your home and capitalise on the growing market with Newcastle Permanent Building Society Home Buyers Guide. Here are also some quick tips on how to improve the look of your home and give it a new modern designer style without spending too much!
1. Use Mirrors to give the illusion of space.
Create the illusion of more space in your home with the addition of mirrors. Whether you choose to go for a minimalistic mirror with a floating appearance or hang it with rope to showcase a more coastal-chic flair, mirrors seem to extend the walls and allow for a lighter and more open-plan look. Find mirrors in discount stores to save more money to put away for your savings. The Newcastle Permanent Building Society’s Smart Saver account offers a 2.4%PA interest rate to help you earn money just from your savings!
2. Hang curtains closer to the ceiling to create the illusion of large windows.
Larger windows let in huge amounts of light. The more light in your home, the larger it looks which fits in with the modern open-plan aesthetic in designer homes. Whether the windows are overlooking a beautiful view or are simply the glass back sliding door, by hanging the curtains closer to the ceiling, you create the vision of larger windows and higher ceilings.
3. Replace old Sofa Legs with New Ones.
The simple switch of old couch legs with new ones can make an immense change to your living room. Refresh and revitalise your room with a quick change from old legs to new pops of colour or even fresh dark wood. Adding a pop of colour to your couch legs means you can highlight this colour choice through other accessories such as a rug or new plush cushions, so they accent each other and bring a sense of cohesiveness to your sitting room.
4. Turn teapots into vases.
Make small and alternative style statements around your home with the unusual idea of turning teapots into vases. You may decide to paint a cheap teapot in a style you love or simply purchase a vintage teapot from an op-shop. The intricacy and textile appearance of teapots demonstrate a surprising style that is a bit of fun and will ‘WOW’ your guests each time they are over. If you find that you are bogged down by limits and fees from various bank accounts, find an alternative in the Newcastle Permanent Building Society’s Online Savings Account. With no monthly account or transaction fees as well as an Introductory Bonus Rate Offer, this account provides flexibility and an incentive to save as your money is only accessible online.
5. Add statement house plants.
House plants bring a modern style and flair to any space in your home. Both real and artificial plants have varying benefits, but they both deliver on style and portability so you can chop and change your style as you wish. Tall plants that require little maintenance can enhance the look of rooms by creating an illusion of higher ceilings and an open and airy atmosphere.
Don’t let tight budgets stop you from making your home your own. Reach that modern designer style with simple hacks which will allow you to personalise the rooms in your home to your unique style without having to empty your pockets. Equip yourself with a Home Buyer’s Guide from the Newcastle Permanent Building Society and feel ready and able to make your home look a million dollars.