Thank you for popping in on my first every completed $100 makeover space. As I said in the beginning, I’m not used to being constricted to a budget. The has been a challenge for me and I hope the solutions I came up with for the space helps you the next time you’ve got to makeover a space in such a tight budget.
Budget Friendly Solution #1:
Using a hanging tealight lantern I already had on hand and an inexpensive $8 cord kit from Amazon, I was able to add the needed lighting to this end of the hallway while still expressing my boho style. If boho isn’t your jam, you can get an equally inexpensive industrial look with a cheap cage light kit or use a thrifted basket as a lamp shade for farmhouse style. Love bold? Paint the cord kit a funky color and use a fun exposed bulb.
Budget Friendly Solution #2:
Embrace an eclectic look and create a gallery wall to fill in empty wall space. Thrift store frames can be spray painted to match any style. Free printables are in abundance nowadays and phone camera quality is so good that nature, architecture, and family snapshots look great framed.
Budget Friendly Solution #3:
Accent distinctive architectural details. My home is very boring when it comes to architecture. By painting the doors and the door frames, they appear stately and interesting. The basic trim becomes part of the design story, making the doors feel like more. Put shelves or a statement piece in an alcove, cover half walls with a patterned wallpaper or keep wood floors bare.
Budget Friendly Solution #4:
Make cast off furniture werk. The same day I was gifted the boring denim sofa bed, I was also given this corner shelf. Because the bedroom door on the left sits far into the hallway, there isn’t much depth to this wall for actual furniture pieces. To keep the space from feeling bare, I spray painted the piece my favorite color and put curiosities on it. The ways to makeover an ugly piece of furniture are countless. A few of my favorites are spray paint and changing out the hardware. Inexpensive and easy to do with any level of skill.
Budget Friendly Solution #5:
Conceal unsightly thermostats and other controls with loose woven baskets or breathable fabrics. Pin fabric over a dowel and hand above the control or use command strips to hang a basket over the control. Especially with the thermostat, you want to be sure that the object concealing it doesn’t inhibit it’s ability to work.
Budget Friendly Solution #6:
Spray paint or upgrade switchplates, drawer pulls, and door knobs. They always say, “It’s all in the details” amiright?