Design your Merida Rental Property on a Budget
How to furnish a brand new home on a dime – Part Two
Last week’s #HGTV article focused on finding great bargains in Merida and neighboring Progeso to furnish your new property rental in Merida on a budget. Now that you found all your Mexican bargains, its time to design your new home using your inexpensive finds! Deciding where to put things can be a challenge but if your house is relatively empty, a blank canvas really, you can visualize where you might place your treasures.
Before you start randomly placing pieces of furniture, art and décor around the house, you have to prepare it for all of your bargains. Here are some easy tips to get your house ready for home décor and furnishings without tearing down walls and ripping up floors.
One of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to change the look and feel of any room is paint. Since you are in Mexico, your house deserves color and vibrancy. Paint the walls in bright colors that reflect the look and feel of the tropics. Calming blues, vibrant reds and sun-filled yellows all evoke a feeling of peace and serenity within your new home, for virtually no cost!
Did you know that certain fixtures in your home could be revived with just a touch of paint? Hate the color of the kitchen cabinets? Paint them! Painting cabinets that look dull and lifeless is another inexpensive way to get a whole new look without breaking the bank. Add new hardware and you have an entirely new kitchen, on a budget!
Change out the light fixtures
Changing old or outdated light fixtures is a simple way to change the appearance of any home. Even changing out the light bulb from a bright, harsh one to something soft and inviting can change the look and feel of your home.
Add some tile
Tile is an easy fix to spruce up a backsplash or shower. This may sound like an expensive project but it really isn’t. Finding inexpensive tile, or maybe a discontinued style, can change your look dramatically. Of course, if you do the work yourself, it’s even cheaper!
A little vegetation
Adding plants and flowers around the house will bring the outdoors in and who doesn’t want a little nature in their home? This is an easy and affordable fix, and if your house isn’t fully furnished, plants can take up space and make a room look fuller.
After you have done these easy fixes to your home, you are ready to decorate. With all your finds from thrift stores and flea markets, finding a home for them should be easy. Just like Vida Magica, a rental property in Merida, your treasures will look like they were meant to be there. With a little imagination and a little work, your beautiful home in Mexico will look like something right out of a magazine. Location scouting agents will be knocking on your door to film there!
Next up, repurposing some of your found treasures.