Anyone who’s ever decorated their home before knows that it’s not always cheap. One or two items at a time might not be much but if you’re looking to decorate a whole room it all adds up very quickly.
The good news is that you can decorate your home affordably with a few smart tips. For example, if you can’t afford to repaint a drab-looking wall, you can add something similar to one of these wall decals to brighten up a room. A bit of DIY techniques and planning can help you pull off a beautiful home.
Of course there’s that one piece of decor that you’ve got to have. Whether it be a fancy sofa setup or a bright Neon Mama sign for your brick-walled lounge. The simplest trick is to put some money aside each month and save up for it. You never know, a discount or special offer may come your way while you’re being patient. Though if you use some of the tricks in this article, you could cut some costs and put it towards your decor goal.
Take a look at some of the best tips for decorating your home and saving some money along the way.
If you can’t afford more square footage, then you might as well fake more square footage. One of the oldest interior design tricks in the book is using mirrors as a way to make your space look bigger.
Not only will mirrors reflect various parts of your room, making it look double in size, but it will also reflect light. The more light that is bounced around your home, the larger and brighter it will look, giving it a more expensive feel.
Give Your Old Furniture New Life
Even though you might be tempted to throw all of your old furniture out to make room for the new, it’s possible to bring your old furniture back to life. You can do anything from reupholster old chairs to polish up an old table. By being creative, you can give a new spin to old furniture and make it better than it ever was before.
Try splashing on a new coat of paint and observe an old piece of furniture suddenly look like it was bought yesterday!
Lighting can play a significant role in the way that your home looks. By adding accent lighting in the right places, you can totally transform the look of your home. The best part is, you don’t have to buy expensive lighting for it to have an effect. All it takes is the right positioning and angle to bring your favorite plants and paintings to life.
Buy Second Hand
Believe it or not, furniture doesn’t have to be brand new for it to be fabulous. There are plenty of secondhand furniture items that you can buy for a much lower price then it was retailed for. Buying second hand is great because it can be done online or in a store. Sometimes it may take a while to find the exact kind of piece you’re looking for, but that’s part of the excitement. Hunting for the perfect bargain can be an exciting chase that will ultimately end in having the interior design you wanted.
Above all, make sure that you have fun and focus more on being true to your own personal style than trying to follow any sort of interior design mold.