If you think your home décor is looking a bit lackluster, outdated or you are just ready for a new look, you probably already know redecorating can be quite the expensive endeavor. If you don’t have bottomless pockets and the ability to strip down the house and buy whatever strikes your fancy, you will have to put a bit of planning into your efforts to get the most out of your redesign. Here are just a few tips to get you started:
Don’t Worry if You Can’t Take on Every Project at Once
There are probably 10 different things you want to improve about your house and you want it all done yesterday. It would be great to give a complete makeover all in one fell swoop, but if your funds don’t allow for this, it’s all good. Many great interiors were curated over time, with pieces added, and changes made, here and there.
You will be much happier pouring your money into fewer aspects and really being able to create something you love, then scattering the money among many and compromising at every turn. Perhaps just focus on one room for now and then tackle them one at a time.
Small Changes Can Make a Huge Difference
It might not be in the cards right now to buy all new furniture or put new flooring throughout the whole first floor, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a big impact. There are lots of small changes that can add up to a whole new look and feel. Get some new throw pillows for the couch. You can buy new lighting fixtures. Get some new paintings. A paint job can completely transform a room. Repaint your desk. Take a good look around the space, and see what little things could be done. You would be surprised at how pleased you can be with the results.
Really Think about What You Want
Really thinking about what you want is important for two reasons. First, you’ll get the most bang for your buck if you have a really clear sense of the changes you want to make. You’ll maximize every dollar spent and put it towards items that will really make you pleased with the results. Secondly, by having a clear idea of what you want, you won’t run the risk of totally spending money you don’t really have because you end up getting tempted at the store and buy a bunch of stuff that you may not really even want.
Think about what areas are a priority right now. Do you want to focus on your living room because you entertain a lot? Are you really itching to redo your bedroom to create a more calming, tranquil space? Do you dread going in your bathroom every day because of the color scheme or the outdated fixtures? What space is calling out to you for some TLC most right now?