When you want to update a room in your home or remodel a space entirely, doing so on a budget is possible with a few tips and tricks that can help you save money while still bringing your vision for your home to life. Saving money while redecorating your home is a way for you to ultimately add even more to the spaces you are updating without breaking your budget or your bank entirely.
Painting a space is relatively inexpensive and can be done on a budget when you prepare ahead of time. Purchasing the paint and painting equipment yourself is a way for you to transform any space by creating an entirely new atmosphere. Painting with friends and family can help pass the time while saving the investment of hiring a professional. When you choose to paint your home yourself, purchasing painter’s tape, rollers, and plastic tarps is a must to ensure the job is done properly and you will not need to deal with the hassle of an accident or spill.
Instead of hiring a professional to help with painting or redecorating any area or room in your home, doing it yourself can save on labor costs and on materials that may be more expensive than if you made them yourself. When you want to add new pillows or curtains to a room, consider making them yourself with a sewing machine or even by hand. You can also create no sew curtains to spruce up any area or add an entirely new theme.
If you want to work outdoors and improve the exterior of your house, consider investing in home fountains, available for indoor and outdoor use depending on the style you are interested in and your own plans for your property. Home fountains are often ideal for gardens or they can be used as decor anywhere in your house. Many home fountains are electrical and will continuously allow a stream of water to replicate a real fountain or waterfall.
Find the Sales
Looking for the sales and discounts on home hardware, painting equipment, repair services, and even fabrics is a way to stick to any budget you have set while still completing the home project you have in mind. You can find sales on home décor items and hardware by browsing local sales ads and also by comparing all of the options you have available online. Searching online for the necessary tools and equipment you need around the home for any DIY project is a way to use online discounts and coupons while having the merchandise delivered right to your doorstep.
Consider Updating Current Furnishings
If you truly want to stick within a budget, consider updating the current furniture and décor you have in your home with paint, seat covers, or by reupholstering your sofas and chairs. Updating the current furniture you have is a way for you to avoid investing in an entirely new piece while still changing the look and feel of any space in your home. Sanding a table and staining it or painting it can completely change the atmosphere of a room. Repainting night stands, dressers, and entertainment center can also help change the way your home looks overall.
Shop at Secondhand Stores
Shopping at secondhand stores is a great way to discover new curtains, dressers, beds, and additional furniture that is fitting for your home and also drastically cheaper than purchasing traditional décor at a department store. You can also find fabric and knickknacks at a secondhand store to add more of your own personality to any space while you are still on a budget. Purchasing furniture and then adding your own slip covers or paint job to the pieces you choose is a way for you to decorate the rooms in your home without buying brand new items.
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Fiona Brunner is a freelance design and home improvement blogger.