Are you inspired by other people’s homes? Do you sometimes wish that you could change the look and feel of your home but simply don’t have the time? If this is the case, make 2013 be the year of out with the old and in with the new. This doesn't mean that you have to completely change the whole look of your house, it simply means you can do some cost effective ways of tweaking your home.

 

You can choose to be as extravagant as stripping out the old kitchen cabinets you have had for over 20 years, or simply changing your homes décor. Whatever you choose to do, this list of great cost effective ways to revamp your home will be sure to have you inspired in 2013:

 

Be creative

Some of us are more creative than others, in a sense that they can turn their hand to a piece of material and turn it into a gorgeous set of curtains. If you are lucky enough to have that creative edge, use your skills in your home to make interesting and unusual pieces of art work, cushions or patterned fabric. By doing this, you are giving your home something different and making it more personal.

 

Upgrade your Décor

Changing the Décor in your home can have a dramatic effect on the way your home looks and feels. By changing your wall colour and fabrics you will immediately improve the look of a room without spending a fortune. Using neutral wall colours such as beige, ivory or taupe, means you can then experiment with your chosen fabrics and add in colour from cushions, throws and curtains, and by opting for  sets of neutral vertical blinds  instead of traditional curtains you will give your room a whole new modern look. Lampshades and rugs will also improve your homes appearance, these can be bought at a cheap rate; however can have fantastic effects on the whole look of your room.

 

Bargain Hunt

This can be a more expensive way to improve your homes look, however if you look in the right place at the right time you may be surprised by the savings that you may make. Summer sales are the best time to purchase those pieces of expensive furniture you would normally walk away from. You can get some fantastic bargains if you know the right places to look, and at a fraction of the cost they would have been in previous months.  This is where you can get quality but at an affordable price.

 

Depending on where your home is located you can really experiment with colours and themes, invest in some sculptures and extravagant features for your home, this will transform and upgrade your home in no time.