Decorate On A Tight Budget

Decorate On A Tight Budget
by Holly Martin

When you go to redecorate your place, or decorate a place that you have just moved into, you don’t always have the money that is needed. But you can try and set a budget to get items that are on sale, or to find stuff that someone else wanted rid of. So if your set on a budget for everyday living you will still be able to make your home into a beautiful paradise that is all your own.

One thing about decorating is that you should always make the room or home feel and show your personality and tastes. Don’t let what someone else has led you to believe looks good be the only way you can decorate. With a visit to thrift stores, yard sales, discount stores, and even flea markets you may be able to find a treasure trove of items for a very inexpensive cost. Now if you already have some bigger items in your house but just want them to look different you have ways that you can accomplish this without spending a lot of money too. You can strip the paint or varnish off your furniture that is on there already, either changing to another wood finish with some varnish or painting the furniture with some color that you really like. This can make your furniture look brand new.

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Another way to change the look of your furniture is to have a couch reupholstered. Buying a fabric that is on sale at the store is a great way to do this. In fact you can actually do this yourself if you want. Just take the other fabric off and using either tacks that they use for reupholstering or even commercial staples you can attach your new fabric.

If you have purchased a house you can change the paint in the rooms too, if you’ve always wanted a room that was a certain color, try it out. All that can happen is that you will not like the choice as much as you felt and end up redecorating it sooner. Check out the colors you want; maybe a nice red for the bedroom to spark it with a bit of passion. Maybe you can choose a color that will go well with a theme that you want to do a room in.

The paint can even work on furniture that you may have gotten for cheap. Simply paint it and you will have a piece that will possibly look brand new.

Remember you don’t need to finish all the rooms at one time either. Do a room and than wait a few months and start another one. Either way you will soon have your own look in your apartment or home. Get out there and start looking around to find just what you were hoping for, check out all the places you can think of.

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