Revamping your space is an effective way to get yourself out of a slump. But where do you start? Fortunately, YouTuber Elle Uy’s home decor vlogs are here to help you get started! She’s a Manila-based decorator/home stylist and her transformation videos are awe-inspiring. If you’re looking for makeover inspo, tips, and hacks, Elle’s videos are worth binging.
Having a dedicated space for work or school helps increase productivity and gives you the will to get things started. In this video, Elle shares how you can set up your work from home space and you don’t really need to transform a whole room – all you need is a little corner to get started! It seems that we will be following remote schedules for a while and you can get started with investing in a cute desk, some accessories, and have Elle’s tips in mind.
Hotel vibes for your room
Why pay thousands of pesos for hotel accommodation when you can transform your room to look like one? It’s a vacation you can have every day, right in the comforts of your home and to top it all off, there are candles that can make your space smell like a hotel room!
Repainting old furniture
One of the things we love about Elle is her tipid tips. When revamping your room, one of the huge expenses you have to prepare for is furniture. Who knew that furniture can get so expensive? (Honestly parents, how do you do it?) But that doesn’t mean you can’t work with what you already have. Don’t easily get rid of old furniture especially when they’re still functional! If you’re resourceful and creative enough, you can save yourself thousands of pesos from buying new furniture that will fit your peg aesthetic. Work with what you have and start a little DIY project!
Sourcing for affordable décor
Recently, posts about the famous Dapitan Arcade have been circulating around social media. It’s a hotspot if you want quality and cheap room décor: from tableware to rattan baskets. They also have different props, which are useful for taking product shots for small businesses. Elle’s Dapitan Arcade is her first shopping guide and while we’re still stuck at home, you can have an idea about their prices and save up for them.
How to design your dream home
One of the reasons why Elle’s channel has created a following over the years is she always shares her knowledge about home styling, just like this video about her designing process. Before you prepare for DIYs and have a list of all the expenses for changing your space, the most important thing to answer first is: what do you want? How would you want your space to look like? If you have no idea where to get started, learn how Elle transformed a 28 sqm condo unit and gave it a Modern Cabin look.
Small studio condo makeover
Having a small space doesn’t mean you can’t achieve your dream space. With over a million views, Elle’s 21-sqm unit SMDC condo makeover is one of her most popular videos. Here, she transforms the simple unit into Scandinavian-inspired interior heaven. From being dull-looking, it’s become brighter that’s paired with classy interiors that look like it’s straight out of your Pinterest board. She also shares different storage hacks and tips to make a small space look bigger.
Home makeover budget
Elle’s videos are truly a blessing for Pinoys. When looking for home designing videos, you would often find creators abroad who use materials/décor we can’t easily find locally. Fortunately, Elle shares info about her contractors and where she sources deco. In this video, she sits down to share a detailed cost breakdown of one of her makeover videos. Find how much you should be preparing for!
Low-cost home design ideas
Before becoming a full-time home stylist professionally, Elle first worked with her and her family’s spaces where she had no access to different workers and contractors. Here, she shares her tips and tricks she learned from this experience that can help you save thousands of pesos.
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