When it comes to doing interior design on a budget, many people think that it is impossible to create a beautiful home with limited funds. However, this is completely untrue and with a little research, study, experimentation and elbow grease, anything is possible. The truth is, expensive furniture and accessories does not make a house a home. It is possible to design a truly stunning and beautiful home without spending thousands of dollars. This article will cover some of the best tips and guidelines that can transform any house while on a tight budget.
Paint each room first before purchasing or arranging furniture and any accessories. This is important since the color of a room will determine the style of the room. Small rooms should be painted in light or neutral colors such as cream, white, yellow etc. Larger rooms can be painted in more vibrant colors if desired. The reason for this is because dark paint in a small room will make it look and feel much smaller, which is definitely undesirable. A statement wall can also be created in spaces such as the living room where one wall is a different color from the other walls. This wall can be used to highlight the room and hang various decorative pieces, artwork, family heirlooms, photos etc.
Another budget tip is to re-upholster old furniture so that they look like new. This is a fantastic tip for people who don’t have money to buy a new couch set or dining room set. It is surprisingly easy to re-upholster one’s own furniture and their are many YouTube videos and online tutorials that can teach anyone to do just that. However, it is important to choose the right fabric colors when re-upholstering to ensure that it complements the other elements in the room.
An issue most people have in their home are outdated cabinets, drawers and cupboards. This can be easily fixed with some new paint and modern handles. Instead of buying new cabinets or drawers, simply re-paint them in black or white. Then, purchase modern draw pulls and handles and install them. This is very quick and easy to do which will create a very modern look.
One way to decorate one’s home without buying expensive artwork and paintings is to make one’s own artwork. Alternatively, various pieces of digital art and photos can be found online and then printed as a poster. These posters can then be framed and hung anywhere in the home to create beautiful art than barely costs a few dollars.
When it comes to highlighting the living room, it can be as simple as adding a few extra cushions to the couch. However, when making or buying throw cushions, make sure they are oversized and come in complementary colors and textures for more impact.
We have covered a few tips on how to do interior design on a budget. So, be sure to keep these tips in mind and create a home that is a pleasure to look at and live in.