How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget.

Published On August 14, 2015 | By whistler | Uncategorized

Maybe you’ve bought your first home or perhaps you’ve upgraded to larger one for your growing family. There may well be little money left over to decorate it with the latest fashions and furniture. Perhaps you’re renting an apartment while living overseas on a temporary work visa and you want to make it feel like a home away from home. Whatever your situation you don’t have to wait until you win the lottery to afford to decorate your home. You can turn your house from an empty shell into a beautiful space that reflects your style, and all you need is a minimal budget and a little hard work. Here are some general tips for how to decorate your house beautifully on a budget:

Storage Is Key

Organization can bring a lot of space, design, and visual pleasure to your home. Choose your storage wisely, and you can transform a room from dull to divine. Build your own storage unit, or look on Gumtree for some great used deals.

Used Is the Way to Go

Don’t be afraid to buy used furniture to keep costs down while giving your house an update. This also allows you to combine a unique collection of interesting and retro pieces. A lot of people like the mid-century (that is 1900’s) modern look. Find the perfect furniture for sale online, and don’t forget to mix and match different styles for an ultra-cool look.

Paint, Paint, Paint

A fresh coat of paint is a cheap way to completely transform a room. If your room is small, paint it a light colour to visually open the room up. If the room is big and tends to feel empty, paint it a darker colour to make it feel cosy and warm. Don’t forget to give the ceiling a fresh coat to really freshen up the room. Of course if you are renting you’d need to get permission from the landlord first.

Search Far and Wide

Make a habit of searching online for great items that will bring out the best of your home. When you come across antiques for sale , dig deep and find the perfect piece for your home. If you don’t have an eye for colour, design, and decorating, ask a friend who you know has a great sense of style to join your online search.

Repair and Refresh

An update to existing furniture goes a long way to freshening up your home. Get out the toolbox and start fixing hinges, sealing holes, touching up paint, and cleaning marks, spots, and messes. This is a simple way to update your home, and it’s also the most cost-effective. Studies have shown that when the time comes to sell your home you will recoup more of your renovation costs if you have spent less money for maximal effect rather than buying everything new. An example of this would by replacing or painting existing kitchen cupboards rather than splurging on a totally new kitchen. Tackle repairs and touch ups with vigour. You only need some elbow grease and determination.

Image by Mazaletel under Creative Commons license.
This post was written in association with Gumtree.

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