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How to Update Your Home on a Budget

How to Update Your Home on a Budget

How to Update Your Home on a Budget

A home makeover doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. With some creativity and DIY skills, you can refresh your home without breaking the bank. From upcycling older furniture pieces to adding decorative accents, there are plenty of budget-friendly options for making your home look like new. Let’s explore some of the most cost-effective ways to refresh your home.


A Lick of Paint or Wall Paper

A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest (and least expensive) ways to give any room in your home a makeover. Whether you want to brighten up a dark hallway or make a bedroom look cosier, paint is an easy fix that won’t cost you much. Plus, changing out wall colours will help create the illusion of more space, so it looks like you’ve done more than just paint.

Painting a feature wall in one of the season’s colour trends is also a cost-effective way to freshen up your space while still being on trend.


If you want to create a more dramatic effect, there are many types of wallpaper with different patterns available at reasonable prices. Wallpaper can be found in various colours and styles to suit your needs. You can also use wall decals instead of painting or wallpapering for even more creativity.


Replace Handles and Knobs

Swapping out handles and knobs on cabinets, drawers, and doors is an easy way to update furniture without spending too much money. If you don’t want to replace all the hardware in your kitchen or bathroom, consider replacing just one piece as an accent—like selecting a gold handle for the kitchen door or adding crystal knobs on drawers in the living room. Add a tassel for dramatic effect on cupboard or nightstand drawers and you have instant décor appeal.


Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles for an eclectic look!


Accents and Accessories

Accessories are often overlooked when it comes to interior decor, but they can make all the difference in how a room looks and feels.

Small decorative accents are great for adding pops of colour or personality around the house while also helping tie together larger design elements throughout your home. Accessories such as table lamps, throw pillows, area rugs and wall art can instantly add personality and style without costing too much money.


Mirrors also help add depth and dimension while table lamps provide soft lighting for any mood or occasion.


Planters and Indoor Trees are a great way to bring the outside in and add a dramatic but nurturing feel to your space. Nothing beats real greenery but artificial options are a low-cost and low-maintenance option for your indoor spaces.



Furniture doesn’t have to be expensive when it comes to interior decor. Essops Home stocks one of South Africa’s largest ranges of furniture with a price range to suit your budget. Occasional furniture such as occasional chairs, side tables, console tables, or upgrading your coffee table can make all the difference without you having to invest in large ticket items like a new lounge suite.


With so many creative budget-friendly interior decor ideas available today in South Africa, there is no excuse not to spruce up your living space without breaking the bank! Whether it’s with paint, wallpaper, furniture pieces or accessories – there are plenty of options that will add style and character without costing too much money. So go ahead – get creative and make your house feel like home with Essops Home. We have stores in Gauteng, KZN, and Northwest and a fully-fledged online store that features our complete product selection.


With payment plans or layby options available we make cost-effective extra cost-effective!

15 March