Even if you’re not trying to keep up with the Jones’ the fact is that we want our homes to look beautiful, whether we have a multimillion dollar mansion or a quaint little brownstone in the country. Home décor can be quite costly, but beautifying your space shouldn’t have to break the bank, and it won’t –not if you know where to shop and what to shop for. Actually there are several budget friendly tips and tricks that can prove priceless when it comes to home design.
If you want to change up your space without spending a dime all you have to do is rearrange the furniture and other things in the area. You’ll be pleasantly surprise at how different your den or living room can be if your rearrange a few essential items; this simple activity can breathe new life into a once boring, living space.
Clear the Clutter
A cluttered space not only causes the room to look dishevelled and messy, it can also make a large area appear smaller than it is. Remove all the unnecessary stuff from your mantle and centre table, you only need a few eye-catching pieces.
If you’re trying to save money, opt for the DIY (Do it Yourself), method, especially as it relates to minor jobs. You can find a variety of things at your local craft store to spruce up your home, and do some of the work yourself; painting, making throw pillows and chair covers are relatively easily. And if you’re not quite sure where to start, there are tons of online sources that can prove helpful. And if you need help don’t hesitate to call in family and friends, it will certainly be cheaper than hiring professionals to do these simple tasks.
Take Advantage of Sales and Discounts
Find out when your favourite stores are planning to have sales and discounts on certain items and do your shopping during those times. Holidays and slow periods are often to best time to scourge for deals, and don’t forget to check online as well.
Paint Your Space
It’s truly amazing how a can of paint can transform a boring space into a relaxing oasis. Thanks to technology you can test out a host of paint swatches before you buy them so you get a realistic scenario of how the space will look before you commit. Remember that certain colors will darken a room and other colors will make it appear brighter or even bigger so do a bit of research beforehand.
There are certain little things that can spruce up a home, and much like a can of paint, window treatment is also high on the list. You can totally revamp your home with some fabulous curtains or drapes for less than 50 bucks, and if you really want to save some cash, you can even purchase the material and make them yourself.
Keep it Clean
You can have an amazing house with all the bells and whistles, but if its unclean or messy that’s all anyone will see once they set foot in the door. Even if you can’t afford the trendy accessories, fancy crown mouldings and high priced rugs just remember that a clean home is priceless.