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Top 10 Most Incredible Tips for House Decorating on a Tight Budget

Updated on December 22, 2015

Interior design or even simple redecorating of one room in the house can be pricey to incorporate into the family budget. Do you only wish to install hardwood or buy carpeting? What color will you opt for? How much paint will you need? Do you want to replace the furniture?

The only idea of purchasing all these things is overwhelming. Having a limited budget it can sound insurmountable, right? Though, not at the time you’ve learned our tips. There are top 10 most incredible secrets for house decorating if you have a limited sum of money, so you can deal with it all by yourself, without hiring a designer.

#1. Plan Beforehand

Proper planning is vital for any house improvement project, and especially when you work with a limited budget. First of all, look for design inspiration. Check the Internet and magazines to figure out the desirable style. Afterwards, break the project into components – furniture, flooring, décor, paint and accessories. Browse shops to get a clear idea of prices. Once you are aware of the total sum, check your finances. Save money each week if you do not meet financial requirements of the dream-design.

#2. Transform What Is Already There

Buying brand new furniture is definitely the most exciting thing, though repurposing of furniture will be the best option if you have a tight budget. Look around your space and think of the ways to repurpose things you’re currently using. As you start getting a feel for the items you can repurpose, search for information. Be sure to learn the guides carefully before beginning a project.

#3. Opt for the Necessary Furniture

Working with a limited budget is often about prioritizing expenses. At this point you have to use the money where it will show the greatest results. In interior design it means allocating a great portion of budget towards buying quality stuff. Furniture is a wise area to spend your money as it will last for years.

#4. Buy Furniture without Stains or Varnishes

Even striving to invest in perfect furniture, you can save buying unfinished items, or lacking a top coating of stain or paint. Despite they are cheaper than models from the showroom floor, you'd better purchase quality furniture without noticeable imperfections.

#5. Shop Second Hand

Creating your own wood is awesome in theory, though it’s usually not feasible. You can try to decorate a small apartment with a little space for work, education and family meetings. Irrespective of the situation, if you need to save money while buying ready-made furniture, shop second hand. Learn about your local thrift store. Buy online for free visiting cycle ventures and auctions. Spend time combing flea markets and yard sales. Buying second hand items remember that quality is of primary importance.

#6. Go Bold With Color

The indispensable recommendation here is to figure out the biggest tip on interior design: Color is cheap. Contrary to other elements, paint costs less. Accessories such as throw pillows are even cheaper. Before you fill the plunge with paint, make sure you’ve picked your favorite color.

A hint on choosing a paint color! People recommend the rule: roughly 60% space should be colored neutral. The next 30% should be filled with secondary color. The last 10% should go with a bolder accent color.

#7. DIY: Décor

The term “decor” typically suggests the items in a house that do not have any specific function except decorating. These include things like artwork, wall hangings, coffee tables and decorative rugs. The decor is open to personal interpretation, so one can use skills to create his own items in order to avoid buying them. If you, for example, enjoy sitting by the sea, pick up some shells and fill your room with a relaxing atmosphere.

#8. Develop Minimalist Design Style

Choosing minimalist style will cost you minimally. Additionally, apart from saving money you will stay in trend. Minimalism is commonly defined by neutral colors, clean lines on cabinetry and furniture and natural materials, of course. Lighting should also be unobtrusive, though plentiful. Be sure to reduce the number of accessories, choosing details to decorate the space, select one or two great statement pieces instead of a bunch of knick-knacks.

#9. Take a Few Steps Decorating the House

One of the worst interior design mistakes possible is the desire to take on many redesigning projects simultaneously. The best advice ever given is to live in the room before any massive changes to its interior. In this case you will notice the differences and will not experience considerable budget decrease.

#10. Hire a Designer

All of the mentioned tips are useless if you are not a very creative person. Then, you should better hire a specialist. As the professional designer will take a huge sum of money for the services provided, you can invite a student and get the same good results at a much lower price. Remember, some good students can even be much more creative that professional designers.


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