So, in this article, we will be going over a few steps to decorate your home on a budget. This doesn’t mean that all ideas are free or super cheap, some might cost more than others, but they can all be done without spending too many dollars. If money is no object, feel free to throw darts at your wallet while reading this article and see if anything interesting happens… Yeah right! Money isn’t that easy to come by these days, making it even more important that we understand how to save money when decorating our homes, so we don’t break the bank trying to make our house look nice.
When we talk about decorating your home on a budget, there are three key elements that you need to keep in mind, which are:
The overall look of your house
The “do it yourself” factor
So let’s take a look at this one by one and see how each element can impact the whole process. The first thing we want to consider is the overall look of your house. You don’t want to spend all this time making sure that everything looks just right, only to find out that half of your living room is completely blocked off because your hallway is too narrow or something similar. This means you have to do some planning before starting anything! Measure up rooms, draw layouts, explore the possibilities and see what fits your budget.
However, you don’t want to get so carried away with planning that you never start the actual decorating process… it is important to plan, but over-planning might end up costing more than what you initially planned on spending because you will end up changing things around too many times; which brings us to our second element: your budget.
Your budget is one of the most important factors when working within a certain theme or style. You can’t expect to buy everything at once (you would go broke), but with good planning, you can make sure that your money doesn’t go down the drain; unless it’s for an amazing reason like helping out someone in need (take that charity thing seriously).
Now, the third and final element of decorating your home on a budget is what we like to call The “Do It Yourself” factor. There are some things that you might want to go out and buy for this specific aspect, but there are times when it will be better if you do things yourself rather than paying someone else to do it – it will save you money, at least. You can also look into exchanging services or bartering with others to get discounts or free service, but that’s only available in some areas, so keep an eye out for opportunities!
So now that we have our key elements identified, it’s time to look at them each in turn and see how they play a part in helping us decorate our homes on a budget.
The overall look of your house – what kind of theme would fit this type of space? You should keep in mind that if the overall look is mostly comprised of one main color (i.e., black and white), then it might be difficult to add accents that also rely heavily on that one color, but there are ways around it, and we will go into that later on. This means that certain colors or themes will work better than others in this area. We want to pay attention to each room individually before making any major changes because some rooms might require something different from others, depending on furniture, lighting, size, etc. When it comes to decorating your home , knowing the overall look of your house will be important when you decide on specific themes or colors for different rooms.
Budget – this is the part where you define what kind of limitations you have in terms of money, time and effort so that everything fits together nicely for each room/area of your home. You don’t want to run out of time or materials halfway through working on something because you didn ‘t plan (we’ve all been there).
The “Do It Yourself” factor- some of you might feel like this is something new and fresh, it’s not. There are many historical examples where people had to work with what was on hand (think traveling or camping) and managed to turn normal objects into amazing things by using their creativity; think about the story behind the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon.