Choosing the right interior design improvements for your home is sometimes very tricky, not to mention costly. This year’s style might not be out of fashion the following year and thus makes it an endless cycle of changing them occasionally. It can also overwhelm the homeowners financially since these are considered expensive investments. Even DIY or do-it-yourself projects can sometimes cost you more (if you don’t know what you are doing) than buying a pre-assembled one.  But there are many ways in which you can maximize the style of your home improvements that will last for a long time and won’t put a hole on your pockets.


There is no better way to brighten up a room than installing mirrors on it. Correctly placed mirrors can reflect and enhance the overall lighting of your room especially during daytime. You can also save energy by doing this since you won’t need to turn on the artificial lights to brighten your room. Mirrors can also improve the overall atmosphere of the room by making its space seem larger and wider than it seems to be.

Purchasing large mirrors for your interior can be very expensive; if you don’t have a particular style that you are looking for, you can always find secondhand mirrors on thrift shops at a fraction of the cost of a brand-new mirror. From there, you can customize or dress it up the way you wanted it to be.

Indoor Plant Pots

Although indoor plants are always fashionable in any indoor setting, pot designs change over time. Today’s trending planter designs are minimalistic in nature with wood, brass and stone materials reigning king. Changing pot designs every now and then is very difficult especially when extracting the indoor plants and transferring them to another pot.

You can minimize this by having the plants grown in a blank pot and dressing and customizing them yourself. Just make sure that it is large and spacious enough for the plants to grow. Painting them on your own is also ideal especially if you want to have more distinctive touch to your pots. You can easily remove your designs without having the need to remove the plant from the pot itself.

Large Vases

Vases add a touch of class and elegance in any living room; however, these are considered an expensive investment. Chinese ceramic vases are some of the most popular in the market today albeit costly to purchase. Like indoor plant pots, you can have an inexpensive option of designing your own large vases from black ones. You can easily paint them that would complement the overall design of your room. Modern large vases even come in basic pastel colors that easily matches interior rooms in minimalistic design.

Rustic Furniture

Considering throwing out your old furniture and buying new ones to replace them? Think again. You can improve the look of your old furniture by using chalk paints. These specialized paints can give your furniture a rustic, matte and distressed appearance that is very appealing to any room. Use dark colors to contrast it in light-colored interiors to further emphasize its beauty. When using chalk paints, there is no need to cover up scratches and grazes in your furniture as this will give it a timeless and classic look.

Wall Art

Art paintings are widely considered to be an expensive investment especially when they are painted by famous painters. However, if you are not an avid art collector, there are many affordable paintings or wall art that you can purchase in your locality. You can even print out your favorite patterns and designs and have them framed up to your wall if you want to have a more customized touch. For more elaborate art designs, you can set-up a wall gallery of your preferred artworks and patterns complete with low-intensity accent lightings.

Throw Pillows

Pillows are not just for sleeping and relaxation; this versatile item can easily transform your living room interior beautifully. Changing the fabrics and pillowcases can easily be done especially if you know how to sew. Ensure that the colors match and complements your couch or sofa for a lovely look. There is not better way than having a dual-purpose item that you can use for both relaxation and interior design improvement.