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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Redecorating Your Home on a Budget








Redecorating your home can become a long-term project. As you finish one room, you find that the next room now looks like it also needs redecorating. Before you know it, you are doing the whole house and spending a lot of money. However, there are ways that you can save some money on your decorating costs while still keeping things looking stylish. Here are some tops tips for redecorating on a budget.

Decide Your Budget Before You Start
When it comes to things like decorating and adding little touches to your rooms, you can quickly get carried away and spend more than you intended. While this is a normal thing to do, it can throw your budget out of the window. Before you start decorating, you need to sit down with your home budget and see how much money you can spare for the decorating. If you have managed to save some money, then this will be a big advantage, if not, you will need to see how much you can set aside to get started. Even if your budget is small, you can still get things done; it might just take a little longer to do everything. If you think that you can manage the repayments, then you can also think about getting a loan to help you. There are many companies that can help so
check it out!

Start Getting Materials in Advance

A good way to make your budget go a little further is to start buying equipment and materials early. If you are in the store and you see paint or decorating equipment on sale, then this might be the best time to get them. Even if you are not intending on redecorating, having them in the cupboard or the attic in advance will mean less expense later when they might not be on sale. The same applies to any decorating or furnishings that you see in the sales. If you think that they will go with something in your rooms at a later date, or you like it, then get it while it's still cheap. 

Keep the Features

Some houses have nice features that can be used to bring out the personality of a room and make a statement. In some cases, these might have been painted over or filled in by previous owners, but if you find such things, consider accentuating it rather than covering it up. For example, if you discover a lovely old wooden floor underneath your carpet, then why not keep it and give it a polish. Not only will it save you the cost of replacing the carpet, but you will also add some character to the room. If you have some nice coving in your home, then consider making it a feature piece of the room by painting it a different color from the rest of the room.

Declutter Each Room Before You Begin

 There is never a better
time to do some decluttering then when you’re redecorating the house. Take some time before you start to go through all the things you have in there and decide if you still need them. Some things you might be able to sell and make a little money towards your decorating budget. Other things you can give to local charities or throw away if they are worn or damaged. It is also a good idea to do the same with your attic, not because you are going to decorate, but because you might find something up there that will inspire you.

Use Paint


If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to wallpaper, then paint the walls instead. There are a lot of people that now paint instead of wallpapering because they can get the colors they like. You don’t have to paint all the walls. Instead you can paint one wall a strong, bold color and the others can be a lighter shade. It will make a feature of the room and stop the bold color from overpowering the room. As well as the walls, there is also now the
trend for painting the ceiling in a bold color instead of the usual white. Be sure not to pick a color that is too dark, or you might suppress the light in the room. 

Reuse What You Already Have

For most people, there is a need to buy all new things for their rooms when they redecorate. However, if you don’t have the money to do that, then think about reusing some of your old furniture or fabrics. For example, if you have an old pair of curtains, then perhaps you can use them to recover a lampshade or maybe make some cushions. The same applies to chairs or tables; if you have something that you can use again, then you might be able to sand it down or repaint it so that you can blend it in with the rest of the room.

Choose the Right Lighting

Sometimes, you can change the look of a room by doing more than just painting or moving the furniture.
Changing the lighting, for example, can cause you to give the room a whole new look from a brighter space to a cozier feel for a bedroom. You can still use your existing lighting and perhaps paint it or adorn it with beads, or you can convert an old vase or bottle into a lamp. It will be a nice addition and save you some money as well. Another nice touch might be to replace some of your bulbs with remote control lights that change color. They can create a different atmosphere, and they can also be turned off remotely to make it easier. 

With these ideas, you can easily redecorate your whole house without having to spend too much money. You may also be able to generate additional money by selling things you don’t need. You can then use that to buy some additional accessories to make your home look even better.












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