5 Cool Ideas for Decorating on a Budget
Interior design can be expensive, but luckily you can make a big difference to your home even on a budget. You don’t have to splash the cash on pricey furniture, accessories and paint. You can successfully decorate on a budget and create the home of your dreams. You just need to take a look at our top tips.
1. Plan, Plan, Plan
When you have a tight budget you can’t afford to make mistakes with your planning. Spend lots of time working out exactly what you want, which look you want to create, and how to decorate your space. There’s going to be a problem when the sofa you ordered doesn’t fit in the space. Find design inspiration from the internet and magazines, break the project down into smaller sections and plan your budget for each section. You also want to include the cost of possibly hiring people to carry out work in the house.
2. Repurpose Existing Items
If you can’t afford to buy all new, don’t despair. You can transform existing furniture and accessories with a little elbow grease and lots of imagination. Look at the existing space and what you can use – can you repaint cabinets or reupholster couches? Look online for DIY projects that can transform different items – you can save your money to spend on the bigger purchases you really need.
3. Decorate in a Vintage Style
It is harder to decorate on a budget when you want to create a sleek, modern look using glass and marble. If you decorate with a vintage style, or a shabby chic style, you can mix and match new vintage homeware and second-hand in the same room. Combining these items looks great in a vintage or cottage style room.
4. Go Wild with Colour
You don’t need to spend masses of money to get the best from colour. Throw pillows, rugs and even wall paint can make a huge difference to your room without costing the earth. Pick a few accent colours so that the room doesn’t look too crazy, and then fill the room with the shades you love.
5. Choose a Minimalist Design Room
If you don’t like the vintage look, go for a minimalist choice – the logic is simple; you don’t need to spend as much on your décor as you would if you were choosing a more elaborate interior design style. Pick neutral colours, and choose a few statement pieces that look impressive and you can leave a lot of the room reasonably bare. Minimalist design is fashionable and works well in any house – plus, it’s great for your budget.
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