Decorating your home on a budget is it doable?

There are always lots of bits and pieces to be done in and around the home. And when it comes time to do them you need to make sure you do the best possible job. Some of us will have repairs, renovations, and DIY bits to sort out. For others, it might be as simple as decorating the home. This is important because it keeps your property fresh, vibrant and exciting.

Of course, these days it seems like everything costs money, and nothing is cheap. But, there are ways you can decorate your home on a budget. It’s just a case of thinking outside the box and getting a little bit creative.  I’m thinking of doing a new series of ways to decorate your home on a budget, let me know if this is something you guys would be interested in.

So let’s look at some obvious ways you can save money decorating your home.

Upcycling is such a great idea that it’s a wonder more people don’t make use of it. This is the process of reusing and combining old and unwanted materials to make newer and better products. Upcycling will take you a bit of work, but it’s definitely worthwhile in the end. Consider things that are a bit unusual, like using a ladder as a bookshelf, or using bottles as lamp shades!

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You would be surprised how awesome an old armoires or wardrobe with no doors can look when used in a different way. We upcycled a wardrobe and made a dresser for our plates and glasses! It’s lasted 4 years so far and I still love it.

 

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I love the idea of getting a tv unit or coffee table and turning it into a bench! I’d personally paint the unit a white or grey, then use a bright contrasting fabric or cushion for the seating area! But either way this is a great way to add extra seating without spending a fortune on getting a bench or another sofa!

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Feel like your furniture is a bit outdated or boring? It’s really easy to update it with paint or change out some features such as handles or legs! You would be surprised how a little paint (even a tester pot) can go a long way!

Fix Instead of Buying

When you’re doing any sort of decorating you’re going to come across things that are broken or damaged. Instead of throwing it out and buying a replacement, you can easily fix them, most of the time. You’re just going to need to choose the right adhesives. You want something inexpensive that is great value and will do a good job. So you should check out Nordson Adhesives from Kenyon Group to find exactly what you want. The right adhesives can make a huge difference to any work you want to do. Think of them as a long-term investment that will save you money and make your decorating much easier. Or learn a new skill and do a sewing class, or furniture restoration workshop! Learn some basic skills that will help you fix those items in your home!

Use Mirrors for Light

Lighting is a key part of any home, and an area that needs plenty of attention. The problem is that buying and installing a brand new lighting system can be pretty pricey. So you’ve got to come up with a cheaper and more practical alternative. Why not think about making use of mirrors to increase the light? This is an excellent idea that a lot of people use nowadays. Pick a room like the bathroom that is often gloomy. Add in a couple of extra mirrors and you’ll be surprised by the impact it can have.

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 Home decorations are always fun and are often essential. It’s a good idea to look after and nurture your home. By decorating your home now and then, you’ll be able to make gradual changes and improvements to your property. It’s often simply a case of deciding on the sort of work you’d like to do, and then making the time to do it. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use this post and future ones, to give you a good idea of the kind of ways you can decorate on a budget.

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If you don’t want to spend a fortune in frames, or equally if you’re not allowed to hang pictures up with nails, consider using the almighty washi tape! Renter friendly and it won’t break the bank!

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Charity shops, reuse centres and freecycle are great resources to find interesting pieces of furniture cheaper! Or look at Ebay for past season pieces from some of your favourites like Made or Habitat! Spending s little time browsing shops and the web can save you lots of money in the long run!

I’d like to think it’s quite easy to decorate your home on a budget, and I’m going to try and test some ideas and repot back!