Decorating On A Budget: Our Top 4 Ideas

Decorating On A Budget: Our Top 4 Ideas


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“Decorating on a budget? Is that even possible?”

Yes.

You can innovate for the most part and save tons of cash just by converting common items into something that you can compromise and appreciate too.

Here at Equitas Property Development we want you to succeed like a boss with your home so we’ll give you firsthand tips from a decorator’s perspective.

 

If you can’t afford to hire a decorator, DIY

Many homeowners think that they need to hire a decorator when acquiring their new home. Save the money for now and hire one later when you can afford it.

You can read up on interior design blogs, magazines and check designer’s portfolios to find inspiration about decorating your home on a budget.

Action plan: Sign up for Pinterest and browse different inspiration to help you decorate your home. Offline, you can cut out or pin magazine pages to a corkboard or compile them in a folder for reference later.

 

Scout furniture at cost effective resources

You don’t need to buy brand new furniture once you settle in your home.

There are plenty of ways you can acquire furniture:

  • Furniture thrift shops or surplus stores
  • Discount sites
  • Bidding sites like Ebay.com
  • Shopping sites like Amazon.Com
  • Direct from other homeowners who need to discard their second hand furniture

Once you’ve had your pick, check for the following:

  1. Is the furniture in good condition?
  2. Does it have any strong odor that can’t be removed like smoke?
  3. Does the furniture fit in your space?
  4. How much will the furniture maintenance cost?
  5. Will it be a good investment for the long run?

 

Buy for the value and not the price when decorating on a budget

It’s easy to skimp on the quality when you’re decorating on a budget, but Rita Konig says, “if you buy good things they will always be with you. If you buy the bad couch, for instance, you will always want to replace it as soon as you can.”

You also need to be wary not to fall for very cheap things just because they’re cheap. Remember these things will be staying in your home for a while so always make sure you’re okay with them for the long haul before cashing in.

It may be tempting to get that vintage dresser just because it’s cheap but if it won’t be a good match for your home, you won’t be able to appreciate it.

So buy good things for the value and not the price when you’re decorating on a budget.

 

But then, don’t buy beautiful just because

When decorating on a budget, it’s possible that you’ll end up blowing some amount for a beautiful piece.

You could buy a bronze center table because it looks beautiful as is, but remember that your home is a collection not a singular picture.

When shopping, decorating on a budget should be an ease. Bring references like photos of your existing furniture or swatches of fabric to know which items will look best but at the same time, worth the money.

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