There are now more budget-friendly options than ever to help you to stand out and inject a bit of life and character into your living space. However you decide to upgrade your house, whether it’s small, simple decor changes or a big full-on renovation requiring a skip bin hire, updating and adding personality to your home has never been easier. These three simple tips are guaranteed to make the biggest impact when it comes to adding an injection of character to your home and help you get started.

Add a feature wall

A great way to add personality and character to a space is through the addition of a feature wall. Even just painting one wall a stand out colour or shade can enhance the feeling of a room, making it look more expensive and elegant while still being budget-friendly. A feature wall creates the focal point in the room, so choose your wall wisely, whether it be a large wall or a small nook. Pay attention to how different colours affect your mood and how you feel, and choose the one that best reflects your personality. If you don’t want to paint your wall one single colour try and use wallpaper instead or add some patterns to spruce it up and give it some life, but make sure to stick to one colour palette. This will help you later on when it comes to the room decor, ensuring that everything compliments each other. Make sure to use pops of colour throughout to create an overall palette and scheme. 

Upgrade your flooring 

Flooring can hands down really make the biggest difference to your home. Maybe you have worn down carpets that have seen better days or a laminated floor job is looking a bit worse for wear? If you are serious about adding some personality and sprucing up your home, then it’s time for an upgrade! 

If budget allows, adding some beautiful hardwood floors is a great way to create a classic and fresh look to rejuvenate your home. Hardwood floors will add extra value to your home while making it look more expensive, lasting you for years to come. If this is a bit out of your budget range, you can also create a stylish look with some added personality with some stunning tiles or an area rug. These are perfect for adding pops of colour to any room, without having to spend a lot. 

Replace your light features and switch up your hardware 

Lighting is an essential and often overlooked part of the home. An easy and cost-effective way to change up the look of any room is by changing your light features. Swap any dated shades that you currently have, instead of replacing the whole lamp. This can instantly make a place feel more modern or traditional, depending on the look that you are going for. Spray paint and change the colour of any metal shades that you might have in your kitchen or bedrooms or add some new ones to give the room a more industrial feel. 

The same applies to your current hardware. Swapping kitchen and bathroom cupboard knobs and door handles is an easy way to update and inject personality into any space. 

Replace the standard with something more current and on-trend with some crystal, gold or brass coloured hardware to make your room look instantly more expensive. You can even play around with the possibilities and make each cupboard handle slightly different and go for the more boho vibe. The possibilities here really are endless, depending on the look that you are going for.