We all know the feeling of looking around your home and thinking that it needs a make-over. We all get bored of the design of our homes and want to change it up but sometimes-budgetary restrictions hold us in a place where we can’t do much without spending a huge amount of cash.
Well not anymore! By embracing these tips, you will be able to completely decorate your home in cost effective yet stylish ways so that you can stay firmly within that budget…
Use What You Already Own
So many people get this idea in their heads where they have to get everything brand new in order to redecorate your home, that is not the case in the slightest.
Before you venture out to any shop, you want to simply stand back and look at everything currently in your home and see what you can do with what you already have. For example, instead of getting a couple of brand new paintings, why not change the position of the ones you already own by putting them onto a different wall or into another room.
Why not take all of your sofas and chairs and move them around, completely changing the look of your living room. Move the television and change the seating arrangements accordingly, there are so many different customization options when it comes to this and will literally cost you nothing.
Have A Major Clear-out
The other thing that you can do to help towards the house re-dec before spending a penny is doing a big clear out.
Firstly, if you have any old, damaged or just some items that have not stood the test of time then you should probably go ahead and get rid of them. They are only taking up space, space that could otherwise be used by newer, more stylish items that you are planning to get.
Also we all store a massive amount of clutter in our homes, therefore it is important to just to remove any an all non-essential items from your home. Or if you have any items that you are looking to get rid of and you feel could be worth something then you should maybe try and sell a few to see what you could make from them.
Use Your Imagination
Get creative! It’s simple really, put some time aside to have a brainstorming session with you and whomever you share your home with. Put together some ideas of what kind of items you would like, where you would like to place said items, what colour you would like the walls, what flooring you would like. You want to keep workshopping all of these different ideas until it eventually clicks and feels right to everybody involved, you will know when it happens.
Once you have decided on your concept, go ahead and start making it a reality. This will make your whole decoration feel incredibly special as you will be seeing your very own creative vision coming to life before your eyes, you will feel passionate about the creation and gleefully proud about the end result.
Do Not Be Frivolous With Your Money
You are aiming to complete this redecoration while spending as little money as possible, so don’t make silly decisions along the way.
It’s all well and good shopping around in different stores and picking up different items but you want to be sure you want to buy said item before you scan it through.
You want to be positive that what you are buying is going to have a place in your new home so therefore you want to be 100% happy before you buy it, if you are then go for it. However if you are feeling unsure then leave it behind, you may end up regretting it and feeling like you wasted money that could have been utilised elsewhere.
Choose Neutral Colours
Given the fact that we are talking about decoration, you want to perhaps prepare for your next big redecoration that will likely be happening in the next few years. Therefore, buying neutrally coloured furniture items is the key to sustainability and a products lifespan within your home.
Having neutral colours means that your furniture can be moved around into different rooms of the house and fit in perfectly regardless of the colour of the room or colour of the furniture that is already in there.
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Get What You Need For The People In Your Home
We are all responsible for buying something that we didn’t necessarily need but we just wanted to get because we got caught up in the spur of the moment. This is something you want to avoid while decorating on a budget.
If there are just two of you in the home for example, then you only need to buy a two seater sofa or two chairs, anything more would be excessive. On the other hand if you are a bigger family then you may want to get a couple of two seater sofas or maybe even one big four seater depending on what you are looking for.
The point is to try and focus on what you truly need without going overboard and spending more money than was actually necessary.
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Don’t Be Afraid To Dive Into Sales
A common misconception is that cheaper items are cheap for a reason but this is not necessarily true. The feeling of getting yourself a bargain is unlike any other and it carries even more levity when it is being added into your decoration line-up.
Head into sale stores and see what you can find, you never know what you might stumble across. Sometimes you can be browsing the sales and find that perfect item that you were looking for in order to complete your vision.
Go to some of your local outlet stores, these can be perfect for finding those little things that you didn’t even know you needed in your home. As long as you are sure you want to buy it, then you should be adding to your collection as soon as possible.
Diving into sales is not a bad thing and can actually prove to be an incredibly effective way to do your furniture shopping as not only can you pick up the products at reasonable prices that are within your budget, but also you can usually get some solid quality items too, it’s the best of both worlds.
Finish Off With Affordable Accessories
Okay so you’ve got your sofa, you’ve got your tables, you’ve got everything sorted but yet it still feels a bit hollow, this is where the accessories come in.
You have created a huge space with plenty of big mountains to live in the space but not small streams to flow between the gaps. Accessories can come in all shapes and sizes and all purely comes down to personal taste. You can look for things like ornaments, clocks, curtains, blinds and much more in order to fill out the remaining space.
What’s more is that all of these items can be found relatively cheap if you know where to look and therefore it is important that you make sure your remaining budget can stretch to these products.
The accessories are meant to be bought after you have bought everything else and have a small bit of budget left to spare, meaning you can pretty it up a bit with the stuff you like.
So there you have it, the best ways to decorate your home on a budget. We hope that this guide has been able to help you understand the type of things you should be going for and how best to get the items you are looking for. How will you bring your creative vision to life?