You don’t need to be rich to decorate your home beautifully. Plus, you don’t have to accomplish all your decorating needs at once. The ideal way is to decorate your home one step at a time, one room at a time. This makes the process much less stressful, more enjoyable, and more affordable. Some great ideas are to start small and then work your way up.
Paint It the Way You Want
Paint is one of the least expensive things you can do to a room that will have the most immediate and profound impact on the overall look and feel of the room. By selecting the paint colors and painting the walls before anything else is done, then it sets the tone and you can match the colors you have placed on the walls. More importantly, paint is something that the average person is capable of doing on their own rather than being forced to hire experts in order to get it done. Any home improvement project that you can do yourself will save more money.
The Right Window Treatments
Once you’ve managed changing your walls, you may wish to change your window treatments. Roman shades are an excellent choice as they are rather simple to make (which would leave you only the cost of the fabric and supplies), but they are not the only option. Curtains as a form of window treatment would work as they are much more personal than the typical mini blinds found in so many homes today. Curtains or Roman shades can be purchased to match the colors on your walls and should not be a terribly expensive investment.
The Look of Flooring
Flooring has in the past often been out of reach of those seeking to casually improve the look of a room. New technology and materials have made flooring a valid option even for those who are on a limited home decorating budget. Laminates are a good option for those who love the look of hardwood but cannot afford the expense of materials and/or labor for these floors in their homes. Laminates can often be installed by those with limited skills and makes a very noticeable change in a room’s atmosphere. Peel and stick tiles are another option for those whose budgets will not accommodate laminate flooring. Check out the options and the prices at your local home improvement store or online. You just might be amazed at what you can afford.
Impressive Furniture Covers
Rather than purchasing new furniture to make an impressive impact on the look of your living area, try furniture covers. These can often be purchased in shades that will match your new décor and are much less expensive than new furniture, leaving money for the little touches that matter in the overall look of the room. Besides, when friends and family walk in and see the changes, they will be amazed. They may even be convinced that you do in fact have new furniture.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors are excellent tools to use when decorating a home. More importantly, they are rather inexpensive for the most part. Plus, there are many good quality second-hand mirrors that you can purchase off Craigslist or from a second-hand shop. Mirrors also lend the appearance of a much more wide-open space than having no mirrors would accomplish. If you have a fire place, strategically located mirrors can spread the warmth and coziness (if not the heat) of a fire throughout the room, making the room as a whole seem like a much more enjoyable place to escape the winter woes.
Other Ways to Accentuate a Home
Artwork, candles, vases, and floral arrangements can be purchased one piece at a time in order to give the room a more polished look. Once you’ve decorated one room in your home with these budget tips in mind, you can move on to other rooms in your home and incorporate the same ideals as you go. Remember that decorating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune but it will require some patience and planning on your part. With this in mind, there should be nothing to stop you from heading out today and getting to work on your new home decorating plans.