Cost-effective Home Improvement Project for the New Year

Perhaps you’ve been meaning to replace the rug in your living room but haven’t gotten around to doing it yet. How about upgrading your window treatments or adding a dash of color with new carpets and wallpaper? Or maybe complementing the new window covering solutions with attractive new bedding?

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If you’ve been putting your home improvement plans on hold forever, you’re not alone. In our fast-paced busy lives as the to-do list gets longer, we tend to procrastinate less urgent tasks like home improvement. But making improvements to your home can make a big difference to your home’s appeal and even boost your morale!

The New Year is a great time for transformations, resolutions, and transitions, whether a new job, new city, or even a new wardrobe. It’s also a great time to upgrade your home space and transform it into something nicer, fresher, and more cheerful, setting an upbeat mood for the coming year.

But starting the New Year with heavy expenditures on top of all the holiday cost is a no-no. So how about a home improvement project that won’t put a hole in your pocket? Budget Blinds has compiled a guide to home improvement tips that can help transform your home while being easy on the wallet. Small changes to the décor can go a long way in refining your home space, making it look as good as new. Are you excited to begin? Let’s get started!

Guide to 10 Cost-Effective Home Revamping Tips

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Whether you’re opting for a complete home remodel or implementing tiny changes like refurbishing old furnishings, it’s important to take into account the overall home décor and architecture to create an agreeable and visually pleasing space.

Here are ten tips for revamping your space and making a style statement: subtle, bold, contemporary, or classic.

1.     Add a Touch of Elegance with Decorative Grilles

Have you ever wondered what style trick could possibly help to elevate the look of seemingly boring spaces like skylight windows or air conditioning grilles? Budget Blinds has an elegant solution. Our faux wrought iron decorative grilles can instantly elevate and secure any space, including ceilings, arches, wall cabinets, and even skylights and air conditioning grilles. Our grilles are custom created in artesian fashion and can be custom built to fit any window size or shape.

Our tableaux decorative grilles come in a variety of colors, finishes, and patterns ranging from intricate and ornate patterns to simple and modern. Or, consider using our tableaux veneer grilles as cornices or to complement transoms above shutters. The grilles come in an extensive collection of designer-inspired styles. 

2.     Transform Any Room with Rugs

Adding rugs is one of the simplest, yet most effective, ways to transform any space. It’s definitely a quicker, more convenient, stylish, and cost-effective alternative to changing the flooring of any room. Rugs are perfect for adding coziness and comfort to any space with their softness and warmth.

Budget Blinds offers rugs in a stunning array of wool yarns, fabrics, and weaves in bold patterns and textures as well as hand-tufted rugs. Besides the classic shapes like circular, rectangular, and runner styles, our rugs come in a variety of other shapes and sizes. Choose from custom rugs, durable outdoor rugs, and area rugs which are great as a transitional flooring accent between two or more rooms. Our hand-loomed rugs are created from some of the finest wools while our power-loomed propylene area rugs can add depth and texture to any room with their specialized drop-stitch technique.

3.     Make a Style Statement with Drapes, Valances, and Drapery Hardware

Similar to rugs, drapes are another simple, yet classy, way to instantly elevate any space. In addition, drapes provide complete privacy and insulation which leads to energy efficiency. Budget Blinds makes it easy to create the style of your choice, be it subtle or dramatic, with a range of drapery offerings that include an assortment of fabrics in bold colors and calming neutrals. To add a distinctive style, consider supplementing drapes with sheer curtain panels and accessories, or layer drapery panels over window shades or blinds.

To add a designer touch, choose from our designer-inspired drapery and pair them with valances in popular designer styles like pleated, soft-side, gathered, swag and scarf, continental, and embassy. We offer a stunning collection of fabrics and colors as well as beautiful patterns and textures that can complement your décor, create dramatic contrast, or match the drapery itself.

To further accentuate the look, consider installing drapery hardware, available in a dazzling collection of ornate, sleek, and modern bronze knob rods, stained glass finials, and even designer-inspired curtain rods, drapery hooks, tassels, cleats and finials.

4.     Bedding

The bedroom is a private sanctuary to relax and unwind after a long day of work. To create a personal retreat away from the stress of modern life, create an optimal balance of style and comfort.

Let the bedroom reflect your personal style -- make it as colorful or as subtle as you want. Budget Blinds offers custom pillows and bedding in a range of colors and styles to help you create a comforting and visually appealing space of your choice.

We provide the ultimate in comfort and style with a range of bedding options, including modern duvet covers, comforters, bedspreads, quilts, and complete bedding ensembles. You’ll be spoiled for choice with our dazzling array of fabrics, patterns, and textures with custom bedding created from hundreds of patterns and imported fabrics. For added style and elegance, consider using matching decorative headboard, bedding, pillows, and shams.

Choose from throw pillows and matching decorative pillows that come in a range of shapes, including square, round, and rectangle. Use splashes of bold, expressive color or neutral tones to complement your existing furnishings. Pillows are not only great at instantly lifting the mood of a room but also for providing support and comfort, whether you’re lounging with a good read or trying to catch up on your sleep. In addition, there are lightweight, versatile blankets to add that extra special luxurious resort-like comfort.

5.     Screens

Home improvement is incomplete if you’re unable to enjoy a soft breeze and natural light within your home. Our window screens allow you to do this, while at the same time lowering your energy bills with open ventilation to keep your home cooler during the summer. Our custom screens are durable, including exterior solar screens that are perfect for any outdoor space. They can be custom made to fit into the size and shape of any window. Plus, we have a double swing door retractable screen that is perfect for French doors.

Choose from our sliding patio screens and retractable sliding doors to traditional window screens and keep out insects, dust, and dirt while enjoying the breeze.

6.     Decorative Film

Decorative Film is a practical and stylish window covering solution that helps control glare while allowing you to make the style statement of your choice, from timeless classics to modern chic. Budget Blinds offers decorative window film in etched patterns, stained glass accented with pebble stone textures, and other styles.

In terms of practicality, Budget Blinds’ premium window film rejects up to 40% of the sun’s heat, helping to conserve energy by keeping your home naturally cooler in summer. You can add artistic style to any odd size or shape windows with our decorative film, precision cut to exacting measurements.  

7.     Lower Energy Costs with Energy-Efficient Window Coverings

Many of Budget Blinds treatments are designed to provide insulation so you can conserve energy and reduce energy costs. And if you thought style takes a backseat, think again. Our energy-efficient window fashions will instantly enhance the style quotient of any room.

You can choose from our wide range of blinds, shades, and shutters for your energy-saving needs. Cellular shades, hardwood shutters, and window film (discussed above) are some examples of our energy-efficient window covering solutions. For enhanced insulation and privacy, consider pairing your existing window treatments with lined curtains. Or, consider opting for motorization which allows you to maximize or minimize heat gain with window coverings automated with sensors.

8.     Enhance Any Room with Brand-New Window Treatments

Modern blinds, shades, and shutters are all available in great variety, giving customers a range of products to choose from. Modern manufacturing technology has also led to much more advanced window covering solutions in terms of practicality and aesthetics. Budget Blinds’ window treatments like blinds, shades, and shutters are all available in a range of vibrant, bold, and neutral colors, textures, and styles to suit a wide range of interior décor styles and furnishings.

9.     Complement Wood Furniture with Wood or Faux Wood Window Treatments

If you have wood furnishings and classic home architecture, we recommend installing Wood blinds and shutters which complement the other wooden elements in a room and further bring out their appeal. Nothing is more timeless than real wood window covering solutions that come in a range of stains, finishes, and styles. Interior wood shutters also are a good choice as they can be customized to fit any unique window shape, including arches or round styles, and they are ideal for French doors too.

Wood Plantation shutters are the epitome of timelessness, exuding classic appeal while adding functionality to a room.

For areas with high humidity and heat like the bathroom and kitchen, Budget Blinds’ Faux Wood blinds are the perfect solution. They can withstand high heat and humidity and are available in a wide range of texture-rich, wood grain finishes and an array of colors, including whites and neutrals.

10.     Elevate your Curb Appeal

Depending on your home’s architecture and interior style, choose a type of window treatment that will go with the overall décor and consider installing it in all rooms. This will provide a uniform appearance on the exterior, creating neat and elegant curb appeal. Or, if you prefer a different window covering solution in each room, that’s great too. All you need to do is install the same base window treatment in all rooms that will show to the outside, and supplement it with a different interior window treatment for each room for individual style elements.

You can also install differently patterned and colored curtains but with the same liner to provide uniformity to the outside.

Hopefully, our guide to home improvement tips has helped you narrow down your styling choices. But if you prefer professional guidance to help you choose the perfect window covering solutions for your home, schedule a complimentary in-home design consultation. Our experts would love to recommend the right fit for your windows after evaluating your requirements. Are you ready to take the first step toward an improved home space for the new year?

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