Whether you’re decorating a newly built house or are redecorating your current home, there are a lot of different expenses to factor in. From small expenses like pots of paint to larger ones like a new 3-piece suite. Making some smart decisions and planning ahead could help you save money and maximize your home decorating budget. Here are a few tips to make your money stretch a little further.
Plan your budget first
It always helps to know what budget you’re working with before you start making any design plans. You don’t want to get halfway through, realize you’re spending too much, and then spend the rest of the project having to cut ideas and choose the cheapest items. Figure out how much you can spend and then roughly allocate this to different areas. Maybe you’d rather invest in the best quality floors but are willing to buy budget furniture, for example.
Recycle and upcycle
Not everything has to be brand new when you’re decorating. You can use furniture from your old home or buy it second hand at a charity shop or on Craigslist. If you’re sick of your old furniture, you can get creative and refurbish it yourself, giving you something new without the price tag. Upcycling works for lots of different things. Think about how you can turn everyday objects or scraps into decorations and accessories for your home.
Look out for bargains
Don’t rush into making big purchases. Sure, going straight to a department store or ordering furniture online is quick and easy, but a bit of patience and shopping around could really pay off. Keep an eye out for sales and discount coupons that could save you money on purchases you plan on making. Check out flea markets and yard sales that might have some bargains for you to snap up.
You don’t have to spend a lot on fancy artwork and photography for your walls. Maybe you’re good at drawing and could showcase your own art in your home. If you have kids or nieces and nephews, why not showcase their art to add a real personal touch to your home. Take a look through vacation photos and photos with your family and friends. Having some of these printed and hung on your wall can save you money on buying artwork while adding personality to your home.
If you need help decorating your home on a budget, then get in touch with Lael Building Group. We provide interior design services to help you get the home of your dreams without breaking the bank. Here to help across Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, and Kernersville.