When it comes to interior design, even the best-planned budgets have a way of getting out of control. To ensure that you keep on task and on budget, let's walk through some of the key elements to focus on when it comes to designing a space on a budget.
It may seem simple, but a little bit of paint can go a long way in completely transforming a space. Adding a fresh coat can give both the walls and the furniture of your home a completely new style. Try adding an accent color or find an interesting pattern to create a focal piece in any room. Be sure to keep in mind your color personality. There are plenty of ways to try out color before you commit. Purchase small paint samples and try them out in your room to see how the lighting in the space works with the color before you commit to gallons of paint.
Like paint, changing out simple elements like old handles, knobs and light fixtures for new, more modern accessories can completely change the look of a piece of furniture or room. Not only is this a cost effective way to update the look, it is usually a quick project to complete – saving you time and money!
Nothing ruins a well-designed interior more than too much clutter lying around. Try cleaning out all those extras that you do not need. Host a garage sale to sell off those old items and use the money to invest in some stylish new pieces that can strategically double as storage too.
To ensure that you stay on budget, try only spending large amounts on big-ticket items that you know will last, and thrift the rest. Things like couches, kitchen islands, and bed sets can last a lifetime if you choose the right product!
When designing a home on a budget it's important to remember that not everything has to be bought at once! Taking your time to go thrifting, attend garage sales, and scanning online marketplaces can be incredibly rewarding for your home and your pocketbook. Key items like lamps, desks, tables, chairs, and even dressers can all be refinished as a beautiful piece for your home.
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