When you’re not on a shoestring budget, decorating and revamping your home seems easier. However, it isn’t necessarily true as both redecorating on a budget and redecorating without worrying about the finances have their pros and cons. Even though the main difference is the money, there’s nothing more creative and ingenious than imagination stemming from a shoestring budget. So, if you’re on a tight budget, but you’d still like to make some changes around your home, there’s a way to do that. You just need to be aware of some handy tips and tricks. There are plenty of inexpensive ways to add a touch of style to your home and to make it cozier and more welcoming.
Tip number one says to get rid of all the clutter and the one following it to focus on using what you already have. If you have a garden, you should keep it in mind when it comes to revamping it and making it more inviting. As far as furniture is concerned, as it is quite expensive, you should buy it at thrift shops. Neutral colours are the best to go with and you shouldn’t skip accessories and art.
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1. Get rid of clutter
When it comes to giving your home a new life, you should always start with clutter. We tend to accumulate all kinds of clutter over the years. What is the definition of clutter? Clutter is everything we don’t use (or use it rarely), everything that’s broken, malfunctioning or simply doesn’t have a purpose. So, start by reexamining each room in your home and find all the things that could be considered clutter. Remember to check the storage areas such as under the bed, in the closet or the boxes around your home as well.
You don’t need to throw it all away. Instead, you can sell it at a garage sale or give it to charity. You can still find a good purpose for these items that you don’t have any use of anymore. When you get rid of all the things you don’t need, you’ll have a clearer idea of what is at your disposal.
2. Focus on using what you already have
After decluttering, it’s time to move to the next step and see what you can do with the things you own. There are plenty of effects we can achieve with things that we already have in our home. The point is to get a little creative and to give a new purpose to something old. Think about moving some items around and rearranging them. It doesn’t just have to be on a room level – it can be on the house level.
If something will look better in another room, then give it a new place. These small things such as decluttering and using what you already have can make a huge difference in your home, and they cost nothing, which is something that’s really important when on a budget.
3. Don’t forget about the garden
Another essential aspect of redecorating our house is the outside area or the garden. This is also a part of our home and we should also think about redecorating it. People love having a garden as they can use it to relax and unwind after a long hard day spent in a glass building surrounded by concrete, crowd and noise. So, the garden comes as a handy stress reliever. To be able to achieve this and make it a genuine zen spot, you should take care of the greenery that surrounds you.
Your plants, flowers and trees should be watered regularly to have a lusciously green garden. You can keep your watering hose organized by purchasing a hose reel, which is a handy way to store away the hose and easily access it whenever you need it. Also, you should think about giving your old patio furniture a makeover with a fresh coat of paint and new cushions.
4. Buy furniture in thrift shops
Furniture is definitely one of the most expensive aspects when it comes to redecorating our home. Luckily for us, there are plenty of ways you can get ‘new’ furniture that doesn’t cost too much. For instance, you can buy furniture pieces in thrift shops, garage sales, or via some useful apps and websites. Look at the design and quality of the item you’re purchasing and search for items that fit in your home.
Moreover, you can join forces with a friend and buy a set that includes a sofa and armchairs, and then split the cost and split the items. For example, you can take the sofa and they can take the armchairs or vice versa. Auction houses are also a good place to look.
5. Opt for affordable accessories and art
There’s not a stylish home without some accessories and art hung on walls. As you already know, both accessories and art can be quite expensive. But the good thing is that there is also inexpensive and still effective art and accessories you can get. As far as art is concerned, there are some websites you can browse for affordable art. Remember to group them and create a gallery wall for a better impact. On the other hand, you can get inexpensive accessories in some popular stores such as Ikea.
Redecorating your home and giving it a new, fresh look is fun to do. Remember: the more creative you get, the better the results!