Do You Need Tips for Decorating on a Budget?
Contrary to what some may think, decorating a house does not have to cost as much as buying one. There are many creative ways to decorate your house without breaking the bank. Below are some great tips for decorating on a budget.
Dress Your Windows for Less
Save big on window treatments for your home. Don’t go to those custom blind shops for window treatments. Shop at discount stores such as Target for reasonably priced curtains and blinds. Custom-made curtains are certainly a nice luxury, but they really aren’t necessary or always worth the high price tag.
Another option for window treatments is to shop clearance bins at your favorite department store. At the end of the season, you can find highly discounted curtains that you would have had to pay full price for just a month earlier. It definitely pays to wait. The person who originally said “patience is a virtue” was brilliant.
Identify What’s Most Important in Each Room
Decide what your most important item is for each room and spend the majority of your budget there. If you have a regular television lineup every night of the week, you’ll definitely want to splurge on a comfortable couch and chairs.
The bed frame and mattress and box spring are definitely the most important items in your bedroom. You could always get by without an extra chest of drawers, but you definitely need a sturdy bed since you can’t get by without sleeping!
Find the one thing that makes the room and focus on that. Then everything else can fall into place after.
Eliminate Optional Items
Limit your purchase of “optional” furniture items if you’re on a tight budget. It’s nice to have an attractive bench in your entryway to hold your shoes and coats, but it’s not as essential as a kitchen table. When money is tight, put off buying optional pieces of furniture.
Let us know how your furniture shopping goes. We’d love to hear your own money-saving tips for decorating on a budget.