After buying your house or renting your apartment, you need to decorate the interior space to match your style and personality. While this sounds like a big project, it does not have to involve spending huge amounts of money. The following are useful tips to revamp the look and feel at a low cost.
Draw a plan
What fixtures and fittings do you need? Write these down on a master plan to guide the entire mission. Start with the living room as it often requires more décor than other rooms. Wall hangings, photo frames, clocks, pictures and peel-off art are highly useful for interior decoration.
You don’t have to buy Brand new
Use what you have to inject a homely look and feel. You can start by repainting your cabinets or adding blinds to your windows. Industrial age, vintage, and mid-century items hardly ever go out of fashion. They only need to be interesting. Consider rotating items from one spot to another so they can complement better.
DIY with personal art
You do not have to be a pro fashion designer. Do the job yourself so that you can make designs that you love. Add stencils on your blank curtains to introduce a new look. You may not always love the ideas of a paid interior designer. After all, you are on a budget. Instead, practice and improvise with your artistic nature.
Use natural Décor
The fact that you are living in the concrete jungle does not mean your décor must be synthetic. Go the organic way with potted plants placed tastefully in the house. Tall plants and climbing vines add a lot of life, color, and style. Connect with the natural world when you water and prune them occasionally.
Buy décor appropriately
If you must spend, invest in decorating items that are used every day, such as furniture. Avoid spending too much on drapes, wall fixtures, and carpets. Ensure that you beautify these with a natural color. When you move houses or change fittings, the natural color still fits in with the new.
Do not settle for second best
Haven’t you seen an ugly painting being sold at an unbelievably high cost? Beauty lies in the beholder. What other people like might not be your cup of tea. Watch out for sales of timeless pieces at décor shops near you. Visit thrift shops and consignment stores. You can easily stumble on a piece of high value to you, and that costs less.
Use Family Photos
Take several high-quality images of your loved ones and have them framed. Keep these at strategic points of the walls or on various tables. Pictures help you to keep your loved ones in mind.
Watch Design ideas
There are lots of design videos online to aid the not-so-artistic homeowner. Go to YouTube and discover tons of ideas that you didn’t think exist. Buy cheap painting materials and get down to work. You will be amazed at the talent that lay unlocked.
There is, perhaps no better way to save money while adorning your interior space with décor of your own hands. But, if you do want the expertise of a designer, ask for suggestions and do a little research for an experienced and reputable one. Who knows? They may just be happy to let you pick their brain and offer a few great suggestions!
Olivia Lind spends her day focusing on her job as a CPA, but, in the evenings you’ll find her organizing and decorating the sets of the local theater guild and helping to arrange showroom floors for one of the largest furniture companies on the west coast. In her free time, she enjoys hitting up the local club scene with her friends and taking extended weekend jaunts wherever her VW bug can take her in a day or two.