How to spruce up your home on a budget

There are simple ways to give your home new life: just add a fresh lick of paint. This can mean choosing a fresh but neutral colour to brighten up the dull layer. Alternatively, you could have a feature wall that you paint in a vivid hue. It can completely reawaken the interior of your home. It may even inspire you to add new elements to your interior design. A fresh coat of paint works wonders regardless.

Repainting a room

The easiest and most obvious way to give a room a lift is to apply a fresh coat of paint on all the walls. An affordable coating that will last for at least five years is best. Essence has a pure acrylic base with a mild sheen. It is available in a variety of shades and it is highly durable –so you get your money’s worth! Plus it has the added benefits of:

  • Water resistance
  • UV resistance
  • Mould resistance
  • Stain resistance:

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    Creating a feature wall

    To give a room a makeover you do not need litres upon litres of paint. If you have enough paint to cover a single wall, this is sufficient to completely update an entire room. Choose a bright or vivid colour for just one wall; add accents to the room in the same colour to create a motif.

    If you plan on implementing this method to give your living room a face-lift, for example, you have many interior design options. Add accents in the same colour to your upholstery, pillows and surfaces. You could even change your curtains to match the feature wall so that you carry the theme through the whole space.

    You can play with textures by painting the feature wall using a silk finish colour and for the neutrals – opt for a matt finish paint. This will create variation and add depth to the room. Combine Elegance Silk with Elegance Matt to achieve this juxtaposed effect.

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    Paint unconventional surfaces

    EpoxiPrime allows you to prime any surface for painting. In the case of having to revamp your home on a budget, this comes in handy. Retiling a bathroom can be a particularly expensive and lengthy process. But if your bathroom or kitchen is in desperate need of a pick me up you can elect to paint instead. Painting the tiles is easy to do and just as easy on your pocket.

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    You don’t need mad money to give your home some TLC. Add character with colour, for less!

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