Did you know the average person spends £5,781 decorating their home?
If you want to redecorate your flat but don’t have that type of money to spend, you might want to consider doing it on a budget.
Decorating on a budget is easier than you might think. Follow these 5 tips and get started.
1. Do Your Planning
If you want to make the most out of decorating, you should do as much planning as possible. Sit down and write down your ideas. It will help you to see on paper everything you want to buy.
Your vision won’t mean as much if you have to put yourself in debt. Decorating your home should never put you in financial hardship. Before you start decorating, make sure it fits within your budget.
Create a spreadsheet if you need to to make sure you’re as prepared as possible. That way you can check off pieces along the way and ensure you stay within your budget.
2. DIY What You Can
Are you an artistic person? If you have the creativity in you, you might consider DIY-ing to decorate your home on a budget.
If you have older furniture, you might be able to get away with sanding, repainting or staining.
Also, if you have artistic latent, you might be able to put up your own art on the walls or frame your own photos without paying professional costs.
You might also be able to put together your own terrariums or pot your own plants.
3. Repurpose What You Can
Although you might want to get all new furniture, decorating on a budget might not allow you to do it all at once.
To stay within your budget but still give your home a new look, you might want to repurpose some stuff.
For example, can you repaint your kitchen cabinets without having to get new ones? Can you move a dresser to another room?
Do you need to get new carpeting? Can you hire a professional carpet cleaner instead?
4. Try a Second-Hand Shop
Good quality furniture can be quite expensive. If you don’t want to sacrifice quality but still want to stick to your budget, you should look into getting second-hand furniture.
All you need to do is look around and do your research. You might be able to buy the chair you always wanted from a family member.
5. Don’t Feel Rushed
If you’re decorating on a budget, you might not be able to get it all at once. Don’t worry about meeting a specific deadline.
Take your time buying things to ensure you get everything you envision without breaking your budget.
Decorating On a Budget: The Bottom Line
If you think it’s time to spruce up your flat or home, decorating on a budget is possible. All you have to do is put in a little time.
Start by doing the planning, consider second-hand furniture, and take your time.
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