Home design publications and websites do a good job of inspiring us to improve our living spaces. However, the price tags that typically accompany the items in the photographs tend to be budget-busters for many people. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to redecorate on a budget and beautifully outfit your home without breaking the bank.
Proper planning and DIY tips
The amount of money that can be saved by planning ahead for any redecorating or renovation project cannot be overstated. Having a plan prevents the typical , “Oh, this would be nice.” or “I didn’t think about these” mistakes that can add up and really break the budget.
After planning the changes you would like to make to your home’s décor, determine what could be comfortably done without the need to hire professionals. It is important to not take on any more than you can handle, as having to hire a professional to correct any errors you end up making in the process can end up costing you even more money.
For smaller tasks like painting projects, applying tile, etc., you should be able to take it on after a bit of research and reading about the mistakes others have made. Many online sources such as as aledman.net will provide you with tips you can use on your own projects.
Flea markets and garage sales
If you are trying to save money in an attempt to redecorate on a budget, search for some quality furnishings others are looking to get rid of at garage sales and flea markets. While some of what you see there may indeed be junk, there are lots of high-quality items that just need a little TLC and updating to get it back to showroom quality.
Furniture picked up from flea markets and garage sales can be the perfect training ground for you to hone your painting and refinishing skills. When the time comes for you to apply those skills to more costly pieces or larger renovating projects, you will ready.
Take a look at the gallery below for projects that will help you to redecorate on a budget. Share some of your DIY successes with us!