Decorating Ideas for the Budget-Minded

23 May

Decorating Ideas for the Budget-Minded

Would you like to redecorate your home, but just don’t have the right budget for it?  This is a major dilemma that many homeowners face because home redecorating can be a fun and creative task, but it also requires a certain amount of money.  And, unfortunately, there’s not always a lot of extra cash lying around.

The good news is that there are a lot of decorating ideas that require very little spending.  By setting a budget and sticking to it, doing some of the tasks yourself, and finding the right kind of help, you can achieve the look and feel you want without emptying your wallet.

Below are some useful and budget-friendly decorating ideas:

  • Repaint your cabinets. You don’t need to change your cabinet materials in order to change the look of your kitchen.  If you’re wanting something new and different, start by repainting your cabinets. It is an inexpensive way to make a big difference.
  • Reuse old items at home. Don’t have a new towel rack? Try using old ladders instead. Wanting a new dining tray? Use your old mirrors or frames. There are a lot of creative ideas you can come up with if you simply search through your old things. By repurposing different items, you wind up with new things without spending a cent.
  • Have a redecorating party. Make it fun by having your friends and family come oer to help you redecorate. They may even chip in a few good ideas or have tools you can use. Add some snacks, and it will be a guaranteed good time.
  • Do your own sewing You can create a lot of colorful patterns for your pillow cases, table runners, and rugs if you do your own sewing. Gather old clothes or rugs and stitch them together in a beautiful pattern. There will be no need to buy new pillowcases.
  • Bring in something from outside. A tall plant in the corner can transform a plain wall. Freshly-picked flowers on your kitchen counter, coffee table, or dining table add a beautiful touch.  Plants add more color and warmth to a room, so use them when you can.
  • Add DIY embellishments. Change the look of your lampshade by adding beading or fringe.  You can use the same approach with your bedroom cabinets, bulletin boards, and side tables.
  • Change your furniture hardware. Even a tiny change in your door knob can create a new look. Would you rather not spend money on your hardware? Try using second-hand items from friends or neighbors. Just make sure that they function well and are tightly secured.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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