Decorating on a Budget 101
Once the practical aspects of moving are over and the boxes are unpacked, the true adventure of living in a new home begins. Decorating is an important part of making a new home yours. However, you don’t have to break the bank to create a cozy, stylish home. Check out our money-saving tips for decorating your new home on a budget.
New Home Must-Haves
Furniture is both a more prominent feature and a bigger expense than home accents or accessories. So when choosing a new sofa, bed, or dining table, maximize your decorating dollars by buying the best quality you can afford in a design you love. Neutral colors and classic styles don’t go out of style and allow you to change looks using different accessories and at minimal expense.
Whether it’s a new bedside lamp or a dining room chandelier, better lighting can transform a space from dark and dreary to bright and cheery. Lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. Good lighting is more about using smart placement to make a big impact. For example, one lamp in a dark corner can brighten up the whole room.
Rugs are a key part of your design. They anchor your furniture to define a space, and they add color, texture, and pattern to a room. Consider the size of your room when determining the size of your rug. With a broad selection of materials available, it’s easy to find the perfect rug for your space and your pocketbook.
Outfitting your windows with curtains, blinds, or shades gives you practical benefits of privacy and insulation and decorative perks as well. Window treatments give you the opportunity to add color and interest to your room, being as subtle or as bold as you wish.
Art is an ideal way to create a focal point in your room, and it’s an opportunity to reflect your personality. Whether you go for a modern artist on canvas or classic artwork traditionally framed, there are many affordable art options to get started.
When designing a living space, mirrors are helpful accessories. They add depth and reflect light, which is a great way to make a room to feel bigger. Opt for an ornate frame for a classic feel, or choose a mirror without a frame for a sleeker, modern look.
Soften your design and add warmth to your rooms with decorative throw pillows. These soft goods invite you to settle in and get comfortable. They also add a pop of color and texture to your space.
The accessories and collectibles you choose will provide the finishing touches to your room. Selecting things that mean something to you and reflect your passions and interests really personalizes your space and helps create rooms that are inviting.