Has your living space become drab, tired and uninviting? No doubt you’ve gotten plenty of inspiration on decorating and design options online, in magazines and in design stores. Many of these stunning spaces were created with nearly unlimited budgets and resources. Don’t back-burner your plans to jazz up your living space just because you don’t have unlimited funds. Check out these awesome options for decorating on a budget.
The first step is to set your budget. Once this has been defined, you can begin to make a list of items that can realistically be changed in the space. Understand that repurposing existing and new pieces with a bit of paint and elbow grease can stretch any budget and add fun design elements to the space. Check out all the great design and home decor options available for a terrific value at Overstock.com. You’ll be amazed at what you can find.
The single biggest way to transform a space on a budget is to select a fresh paint color. Be mindful of the colors in the adjoining spaces and select a light shade of a soft color. Remind yourself that selecting a baby’s name is a huge decision. Selecting a $25 gallon of paint is not. Remove all the furnishings from the space and artwork from the walls. Take down window treatments and patch and sand walls in preparation for painting. After painting is complete, define the focal point in the space. This might be a fireplace, a large picture window or an entertainment unit. Place the furniture is a conversational setting around the focal point. Select new window treatments that complement the new paint color. Hang the panels as close the ceiling as possible to draw the eye upwards and increase the sense of space in the room.
Fresh throw pillows, a slip cover for the sofa and limited accessories will finish out the space. Avoid the temptation to return small, occasional pieces of furniture to the space as this can create a cluttered look. Shine the windows and bring in fresh flowers or cuttings from the yard and admire the space you transformed on a budget!