How to Save Money When Decorating Your Home
Whether you are just moving into a new place or you just think your home needs a facelift, decorating should be a crucial part of every home plan. All styles, even minimalism, include particular details and decorations, and without them, your home would look empty and depersonalized. But, decorating isn’t always easy and it most certainly isn’t cheap, but it is not impossible either. And to prove that, here are a few tips to help you designing your home without blowing your budget.
Choose what fits your style
Trends are a great thing to follow for inspiration, but they are not the bible. When decorating your home, the most important thing is to keep it cohesive. Just because industrial details are “in”, it doesn’t mean they will go well with your whimsical shabby-chic bedroom. Stick to one style, and you will not only have a better-looking home, but you will also save money because you won’t be buying all the things that look amazing which just don’t go with your style.
Decide when to DIY
Making your decorations yourself can be a great thing, most of the time. You might even manage to recreate some famous designer pieces for a mere fraction of the cost or you can completely personalize anything you see online or in a magazine. There is no store in the world which sells a painting with your family’s handprints or a big picture collage made by your kids. DIYing means that everything is tailored to your space and your taste – but it isn’t necessarily cheaper. You might find a great post online on how to make your own coffee table, but sometimes you will just spend more money on the materials than it would cost to just buy one, not to mention your precious time!
Don’t do it all at once
If you see a great trend you like, approach it as if you would a cold river: first dip your toes in, and then, if it seems good, go up to your knees. You might be inspired by some great vintage house pictures, but after you are halfway through, you realize that you really liked your old style better. So, when you see a new style or trend you like, limit it to just one room in your home, or even just a part of the room. Decorating the interior of your home can get very expensive, so redoing just a small part will help you keep your budget under control.
Plan your budget
It’s very easy to estimate how much something will cost and it is even easier to be completely wrong about it. To make sure your budget doesn’t go out of control, make sure you plan ahead and set aside an exact amount that you are going to spend. Then, make a list of all the things that you want to renovate or decorate, and prioritize. Do not do everything alone. Sometimes it is better to call professionals to do the job can solve all your problems. Everyone’s list will be different and you will want to focus on different things, but by prioritizing the things you will spend the money on, you are setting yourself up for success, and giving yourself room to spend a little extra on the things that you want to pay most attention to.
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