Thursday, April 13, 2017 / by Jason Huerkamp
A home makeover on a budget is not always an easy thing today. Here are some guidelines that you may find useful.
1. Simple, yet the Same!
Anyone can decorate on a budget, but not everyone can make it look stylish and effective.
To begin your redecorating project, clear each room of its decorative pieces and accents so that you are left with just the furniture in the room. Remove scatter cushions, candle holders, table ornaments, pictures and any thing else and place them onto your patio or into the garage so you can look over them easily. Now assess the furniture you have in each room. Does the furniture work in that room work or could you add it to another room, or mix and match it with furniture from a different room to give it more depth. Could you change the color of a feature piece to give it a new look?
2. Paint, Paint, Paint!
Paint is a wonderful medium. You can add color to your basic theme to enhance and dramatize any space. Its one of the cheapest options to give you the best effect.
The most important tip to remember while you decorate is keep the same basic color scheme throughout the house. A simple neutral foundation color such as white, beige or stone as the tone and then add color blasts and accents walls to complement the basic. Paint a feature wall or add color to your cabinets. Paint a coffee table, bookshelf or picture frames to complement the scheme.
3. Re-dress The Rooms
Assess each room and see what items you need to renew the space? Check the items you moved out of the house and select a few that will work with your redesign and complement your theme?
If you still have gaps and are looking for particular pieces, visit some of the local consignment shops, thrift stores, yard sales, and even check out online facebook groups for particular items.
Splurge out on some new linen and blinds if you have the budget. That always makes a bedroom feel new and welcoming. Sometimes store sales have great mark down options.
4. Do it yourself saves money!
The best money-saving tip I can give you is to do it yourself. You may be surprised at how talented you are! Pull in family and friends to assist you. Many hands make light work and it can be a fun, cost effective and memorable project.
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