How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget
According to a recent study, the average homeowner will redecorate every five years. There are many reasons for this, whether they want to keep up-to-date with design trends or are simply longing for a change. However, as this can quickly get expensive, many homeowners hold off on redecorating for as long as possible.
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Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can decorate your home on a budget!
Learn the art of DIY.
One of the easiest ways to save money when decorating your home is to adopt a DIY philosophy. This will enable you to understand which duties must be carried out by professionals, and which you could actually do yourself for a fraction of the price. For example, provided you don’t mind getting your hands (and clothes) a little dirty, you could repaint the walls yourself instead of hiring a decorator.
Buy items second hand.
Buying furniture second hand is another great way in which you can transform your home without having to drain your bank account. If your local thrift store hasn’t one you over, consider attending an estate sale. After all, who knows what hidden gems you can find inside one of these properties – from bed frames to sofas! Click here to find out if there are any estate sales this weekend in your local area.
Be as resourceful as possible.
Redecorating your home requires both a keen eye for detail, and a sense of resourcefulness. However, this could also be a great money-saving tactic. For example, if you have some leftover wallpaper, you could use this to create some decorative art for your walls, or to decorate shelving units. Not only does this save you money in terms of buying something new, it also reduces waste!
Upscale your furniture.
If you’re a true fan of frugal furniture it’s important to remember that you don’t have to replace every item in your home in order to shake things up. In fact, they may just need a little TLC. For example, upholstered furniture such as chairs and sofas can easily be reupholstered to return them to their previous glory, or to introduce new colors, patterns and textures to your home!
Choose one ‘wow’ item for each room.
While being frugal and budget-friendly is important, you should also allow yourself to indulge in some fancy furniture and statement pieces here and there. After all, finishing touches like this tend to really bring your vision together, creating rooms that look amazing from top to bottom. You can manage your spending in this area by choosing one statement item for each room. For example, for your lounge this could be a peice of artwork or coffee table.
Choosing a singular statement piece for each room will also make the rest of the decorating process easier, as you can base your other decisions – from color palettes to furniture – around this item. This will give each space a cohesive feel, as though it was taken straight from the pages of an interior design magazine.
- Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.
This is a great blog and ideas!
This is great advice, thanks! I really like buying used furniture and making it like new again! Not only is it a great budget saver, but I have unique furniture that I love even more.
I am so frightened to buy used furniture, I’m afraid of bringing bed bugs into my home. I’m just about afraid of buying anything used! Soooo many people have bedbugs these days, plus hotels get them brought in everyday now.
In the past I have furnished an entire home just going to estate sales or garage sales.
Nowadays not so much!
I totally understand, and prefer to only buy used if it’s all wood or metal. Most used-goods stores will no longer sell any upholstered furniture.