Decorating on a Budget

Do you have big dreams but you are working with a small budget? While we would all love to have access to extra cash for designing the home of our dreams, sometimes it is just not possible at the moment. If you are in this situation, know that you can still improve the look of your place without having to drain your bank account. In fact, you can make lots of small changes without launching a major remodeling project. We are going to show you how you can update your space with the things that you already have.

Decorating on a Budget (Designing with What You Already Have):

1. Less is More.
You do not have to be a minimalist to appreciate the fact that sometimes “less is more.” Sometimes what a room really needs is more space. That means it may be time to remove clutter by clearing out excess furniture and finding a better place to store things like extra clothes and books. It is always good to have somewhere in the room where the eyes can rest even if it is for a moment. If a room’s decor is in need of a refresher, you should consider moving a piece of furniture or accessory that has been in the same spot for awhile. Try looking around a room with fresh eyes to determine what items you can do without and put in storage.
 
2. Get Creative.
You may be surprised at how the items lying around your house can be used to create a unique style in your home’s decor. For example, you can showcase a nice greeting card as a piece of artwork by encasing it in a nice inexpensive frame. You can even use a special greeting carding that holds sentimental value or purchase one that grabs your attention.
Also, you can create artwork out of anything, whether it is your favorite album or book cover. They can be displayed as standalone pieces or part of a tabletop vignette.
 
3. Change the Scenery.
The bedside tables that you are so used to seeing in your bedroom can be brought into the living room for a new look. Reconceptualizing furnishing in a space breathes a whole new look into the piece. You can also score all kinds of pieces through thrifting. Introducing something visually unexpected into a room is a great way to add interest.
 
4. Switch out The Lampshades.
Is your space lacking color? Consider replacing the lamp shades throughout your home with ones featuring a vibrant hue. Lamp shades are inexpensive and they can be purchased at any home goods store.
 
5. Reupholstering Furniture.
Another way to add style with your current items is by reupholstering the sofa or other pieces of furniture yourself. Reupholstering a piece of furniture will completely transform it. Start with a simple frame and use minimal fabric to create a chic, timeless look. 
 
We hope you enjoyed these tips! Let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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