If you are interested in sprucing up one or more rooms in your home and you don't have a lot of time and you have a set budget you need to stick with, you will want to consider the option of adding new switch plates. These are the plates that go around your light switches. You can also replace your plug plates at the same time so all of them match. To help you decide what kind of new switch plates you want, you will need to read a little more. Here are some ideas to help you out:
Paint The Ones You Have Now
If you are on a really tight budget and you enjoy getting creative, you can always take the existing switch plates off the wall and paint them on your own. You can paint them while they are on the wall, but it can be harder to keep the paint from ending up on the wall. Use a screwdriver to remove the switch plates, paint them while they sit on newspaper, and then screw them back on when the paint is completely dry.
Purchase Ones Crafted By Artists
You can find artists locally and online that will sell switch plates that they have customized. There could be plates that are painted with different designs or themes. Some might even have prints with your kids' favorite cartoon characters applied to them. You might even be able to find some sellers of custom switch plates that can take requests from customers so you can get exactly what it is that you have it mind. They can sketch out the design so you can approve it before they move forward with applying it to a plate.
As you can see, there are a few different ways you can get switch plates that will be unique and a great way to simply change the look of your room. Remember, you might want to consider getting matching outlet plates so you can keep a theme going. Have matching switch and outlet plates in all of the rooms in your house or have a different theme in each and every room. Don't be afraid to get creative and change things up from your normal decor look. After all, switch and outlet plates can be cheaply and quickly switched out, so the moment you change your mind about a particular look or design, you can make the changes you want.