5 Tips for Redecorating on a Budget
Home redecoration is both a pleasure and a chore. No matter how much we like to move in new stuff every now and then and try our best to invoke inner designers, the number of options may be overwhelming and the number of resources lacking. Here, we will provide you with a few pieces of advice on how to do your redecoration on a budget and make your life just a bit easier.
Know What Your Priorities Are
For the start, you will need to know what every room is used most of the time and therefore what you need to buy. You can always buy a cheap and good-looking sofa, but if you are using a room where you want to put it mostly as your home office why would you even bother? Just a little bit of furniture moving from room to room will solve a lot of your problems and leave you with a clearer picture of what you are missing.
Make the Most Out Of the Online Shopping
We can all agree that you can find wonders at a bargain price on flea markets and yard sales, but how is the internet any different and what are the chances for the right catch at the time when you need some peace the most? Considering what, where and how much you are buying you can end up with free delivery or installation, which will spare you the costs of transport and driving around to visit every store. There is literally everything from lockers to rugs online and you should use that to your advantage.
Be Open to Some Family Hand-Me-Downs
The beauty of “vintage” and “eclectic” styles is that you can pretty much move in every old piece, no matter which style it may be, and get away with it. We are not even being ironic. You can make some very appealing arrangements with older furniture. So, don’t be afraid to see what your extended family has at their disposal. If they want some piece of furniture out and you need just that, do them a favor and pick it up.
Master the art of DIY
You would be surprised to know just how much money you can save by making your own furniture and house stuff. You don’t have to be an experienced carpenter, just a little bit creative. This way, wooden pallets become coffee tables, ladders are becoming shelves, and plastic crates are shoe racks. You get the point – you just need to think outside the box. If you are not feeling creative, the internet is already full of wonderful ideas.
Don’t be obsessed with pairing
You will unnecessarily make the redecoration costs twice as big. The overly used convention of pairing every furniture piece to achieve balance is somewhat dated and you don’t really need two identical chairs or lamps in your room. Be aware of the size though. If the proportions and size are similar, furniture will look balanced. The overall style and material consistency are not a bad thing either.
If you follow these few tips, you should be able to make your redecoration with a very limited budget. You can even get a free pass. Be smart and creative; buy only the things you can’t acquire for free and everything will be ok.