When it comes to interior design, there are two schools of thought: you can either spend a lot of money to achieve the look you want, or you can be thrifty and get creative to achieve the same goal. If you’re of the latter mindset, then this blog post is for you. It’s no secret that home design can be expensive. But just because you don’t have a bottomless budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a stylish home! With a little bit of creativity and some elbow grease, you can design your dream space without breaking the bank.
In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some of the things you can do to create your dream home interiors within your budget. Here we go.
1. Create a Mood Board
The first step in any interior design project is creating a mood board. This will help you determine the overall aesthetic you’re going for in your space. You can create a mood board by tearing out images from magazines, printing out pictures from Pinterest, or even collecting fabric swatches or paint chips. Once you have a good collection of images, start arranging them on a bulletin board or piece of poster board. This will help you see the common threads running through your inspiration pictures and give you a better idea of what kind of look you want to achieve.
2. Shop Secondhand and Use DIY Projects
One of the best ways to save money when designing your home’s interior is to shop at secondhand stores and use DIY projects whenever possible. Thrift stores, antique stores, and online auctions can be great places to find unique pieces that will add character to your space. And if you’re not afraid of a little elbow grease, there are tons of easy DIY projects that can save you money while still allowing you to achieve the look you want. For example, painting an old dresser or refinishing a flea market find are both great ways to add a personal touch to your space without spending a lot of money.
3. Choose Neutral Colors with Accents
Neutral colours are not only timeless and versatile, but they also make rooms appear larger and brighter. To make your space look bigger on a budget, stick with neutral colours like white, cream, taupe, or grey for your walls and larger pieces. Then add pops of colour with smaller items like throw pillows, rugs, lamps, and artwork. This will help give your space some personality without breaking the bank.
4. DIY Your Decor
If you’re crafty, put your skills to work and DIY some of your own home decor! There are tons of tutorials online for easy (and cheap) projects that will add personality and style to your space. From wall art to throw pillows, there’s no limit to what you can make yourself if you’ve got a little imagination and know-how. You can even tackle some of the decorating yourself too. You don’t have to be an expert in order to be able to create great mouldings on the walls or to pull some great paint work together.
5. Get Creative With Paint Colors
And while we’re on the topic of paint… it is one of the most inexpensive ways to transform a room, so don’t be afraid to experiment! Try out different shades and hues until you find something you love. And if you really want to save money, buy paint samples instead of full cans – they’ll cost you pennies on the dollar but will still give you enough paint to test out your colour scheme before committing to it. If you really want to make this work, use colour sparingly as we mentioned above. But you can have fun with statement pieces and accents to really bring the space alive.
Bringing Your Home to Life on a Budget
Designing your home’s interior on a budget is definitely possible if you’re willing to get creative and put in some elbow grease. Start by creating a mood board so you have a clear vision of your space. Then focus on shopping secondhand and using DIY projects wherever possible. And finally, choose neutral colours for your walls and larger pieces with pops of colour throughout the room. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to achieving the home of your dreams without spending a fortune!