If you have been thinking about decorating your home but do not have a lot of extra money to do it, decorating in simple stages is a good way to go. Depending on your budget, you can begin decorating in a slow and easy process while holding off on other projects until you have enough money saved. With this step-by-step process, and with a great plan, you can turn your home or apartment into the place you have always dreamed of.
Your first step before decorating is to decide on the look and style that suits your taste. If you are on a budget, hiring a professional is probably not an option. The best thing to do is to look in home decorating magazine and store catalogues. There are also endless television decorating shows that are completely dedicated to designing and redecorating your home. This is a great way to find unique ideas. Although you may not be able to afford the exact same look, you are sure to find similar items and color schemes that work for your budget.
Painting your walls is the most inexpensive thing you can immediately do. This is also a great way to begin with a color scheme. Once you have decided on paint colors, you can begin to incorporate simple inexpensive things like throw pillow, blankets and rugs. Other ideas are to purchase things like lamps, rectangle mirrors or oval wall mirrors that tie the room together and won’t break your budget.
Furniture may be the next big item you are thinking about changing. If you have furniture already and want something new, having items reupholstered is a great way to make a dramatic change on a budget. Simply by changing the upholstery you can create and entirely new look and save money, instead of having to buy all new furniture. Other ways to save money are to look for pieces at flea markets and yard sales. If they are still in good condition, you can easily make them like new again. If you do need new pieces a great place to find some that you can afford, are at furniture warehouses.
Lastly, keep your eye out for any other accessories you can pick up sporadically as your budget allows for. Curtains, shades and prints will add warmth to your home, and natural sunlight. Vases, artwork and any other knick-knacks that fit your personality will really make your place special. You will also want to add personal items like framed family photos and art done by yourself or your kids. These are the most important items, as they will add comfort and warmth to your home.
Decorating your home doesn’t have to break the bank. The most important thing will be to add your own personality and style to whatever it is you decide to do, and by decorating your home step-by-step, you can have a complete new look in a way that fits your budget.
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