Hiring and interior designer is expensive and not in most peoples redecorating budgets. The do-it-yourself approach is much friendlier to a tight design budget which can be further stretched by the following three tips. First, make a plan. Use magazines for inspiration so you have a clear idea of the look you are trying to achieve. Secondly, anchor your room with the features that will draw your eye – the furniture. Last, the biggest savings in your redesign budget can be achieved by re-purposing items you already own.
- Use the internet, or home decorating magazines, to get your inspiration going and devise the decor you want.
- Break it down into components, such as flooring, lighting, decorative accents, painting, and so on.
- A good way to save money is to repurpose older pieces, with a fresh coat of paint, or some accessorizing.
“Proper planning is vital for any home improvement project when working on a tight budget. You don’t want yourself in a situation where you find the perfect couch only to find out that you don’t have enough money in your account.”