Monday, December 16, 2013

How to Decorate Your New Home in Ghana on a Low Budget

So let's say you have just made an investment in building your green-home in Ghana, because you're conscious of the environmental impact of housing and because you know that in the long run you will be saving money (plus your house will be worth so much more). Once the work is completed, there's nothing more exciting than to finally enter your new home. Of course at the beginning it feels like cold and unwelcoming, so you really want to turn it from “house” to “home”. The first thing you have to think of is how to decorate it. Indeed, to create a nice and welcoming environment is fundamental for a positive living. However, you don’t want to spend a fortune on it, so here are a few tips on how you can decorate your new house without spending too much without renouncing to quality and style.

First of all, walls! Whenever you get a new house, you always have to re-paint the walls, either to renew them or to give them the color you wish for your house. When it comes to choosing colors, some of the most popular ones are soft grey, muted pink and taupe, although you can find many other amazing colors that will blow your mind. One of the latest trends is painting the walls of two different colors, making the walls that face each other the same tone (two walls a lighter shade and the ones in front a darker shade). A good way to save money and, also, have fun, is to paint the walls yourself. You can ask someone to help you out, so it will also be a nice and different way to spend time together, especially if you plan to live in it with your significant other, friends or family. After the walls are ready, the house is ready to be filled in.

Hence, furniture! Unless you are taking them with you from your old house, if you're missing some furniture a good idea is to buy it second hand on a free-classifieds website. It's best to contact more than one seller since the items they offer could be already taken or not in perfect condition, so you can choose between all the ones you like when it comes to furniture and decoration. This is specially true when it comes to electronic devices such as kitchen appliances, washing machine, etc.; make sure they're in perfect condition and that you see them working!

When it comes to decoration, there are a few tricks you can use to make them cheaper and better. For example, if your house is very small, or you would like it bigger, use mirrors to make it look larger. It will also make it brighter, which is always cool, adds a positive vibe to the environment and can even help you save money on electricity bills since the light will bounce on them.

Another great way to save money is to have everything to serve a dual purpose. It’s particularly true when it comes to sofas and tables, especially when you are a very sociable person who always have a lot of friends over. Another huge saving thanks to DIY is that of sewing your own pillows. Not only it will save you a lot of money, but you can make them exactly of the size you want, stuffed as you want and you will surely have a lot more choice in therms of colors and textures.

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