No budget? No problem. You don’t have to shell out a buttload of money to get Insta-worthy digs. Follow these simple and affordable tricks to elevate your home decor, as well as up your social media game.
Let the light in
Whether you’re simply taking a selfie or showing off your digs, having great lighting is key to snapping the perfect photo. A well-lit room looks instantly bigger, so make the most of your natural light! If the view outside isn’t exactly much to look at, use sheer white drapes to keep things bright and airy inside, even with the curtains drawn.
Add unique wall art
Is there anything more dreary than a blank wall? Veer away from the generic “Live Laugh Love” posters and look for something that really shows off your personality and aesthetic. Print out your photos and put them in cool frames, or spice up space with a cool light fixture. Flexible neon lights go for around P200, so you can get that funky look for the price of a fancy cup of coffee.
Color-coordinate your clutter
Not all of us were built for the minimalist lifestyle. Your so-called clutter can also be an aesthetic choice. Shabby chic is a little tricky to pull off, but remembering to stick to a color palette can make things much easier. When in doubt, neutrals with pops of color are your best friend.
Don’t be afraid of texture
You’ve seen those cute apartments with the furry rug/throw/pillow all over the internet. Now, you — yes, you — can have that cute apartment. You can cop furry cushion covers at just P500 on Lazada, so making a statement doesn’t have to make a huge dent on your wallet.
Lay on the brick
You can also bring texture to your walls with brick. While getting this effect with actual brick will cost you a pretty penny, a brick wall sticker costs around P200 per piece. Super affordable, and in the unlikely event that the exposed brick trend ever dies, you can simply peel it off.
Dress up your plants
By now, you probably know that plants can do wonders for any living space. You can amp up their aesthetic power by placing them in funky pots and planters, or DIY it by painting your ceramics yourself. (If you don’t have enough sunlight in your space, get a fake plant from the department store!)
Storage is key
Once you’ve Marie Kondo’d your space and thrown out more than half of your things, you’re still going to want to organize what’s left in attractive containers. Buklod Crafts sells woven rectangle storage boxes from P360 to P500, depending on the size.
Get your surfaces in order
Anyone who takes flat-lays on a regular basis knows how crucial having a good-looking surface is. Even though you may not have the dough to have a marble countertop, you can fake it by using a marble effect sticker that’ll cost you around P400 or less. Or, you know, just buy one single tile for P249 — it can double as a cheese plate!
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