Tips For Decorating On A Budget

Looking to update your home without it costing you an enormous amount of money.  You don’t have to have a huge budget to get upgrades done to your house, condo or apartment.

Budget friendly updates in home decor can be as simple as changing an area rug, or the colours of the pillows. Let’s get started with a few tips to bring out the creative you.

living room decoration

Decorating Ideas You Can Afford

Taking the first step in deciding where to begin with home improvements and upgrades is never easy.  Iff you are on a budget try to tackle one room or project at a time.  Each room comes with it’s own unique expense and doing one at a time may make it all affordable in the end.

Take for example a painting the kitchen can be a quick and affordable upgrade and will cost you less than upgrading the cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances.  The first decision to be made of course is how much you are going to spend and on which room you really want to upgrade the most.

Tips on Saving Money for Home Decorating

To help get you started with saving money for home decorating we’ve put together these tips, use them as a guide to getting the new look for your space while saving you money.

Tip 1: Start with Cleaning & Decluttering – Yes we’ve all got boxes and closets that are full to the brim of things we no longer use or wear, therefore consideration should be made to begin decluttering.  Start with getting rid of clothing you haven not used or worn for the past 2 years.  Place them into boxes and consider donating them to one of our local thrift stores such as St. Vincent De Paul Stores in Ottawa.

Decluttering can be stressful to just get started, but once it is done you will have a feeling of success and of course more space.

You may also have furniture, appliances, and other household items that either you no longer have use for or your budget allows you to replace them with new modern ones.  Consider donating these as well.

Tip 2: Painting – If there is one affordable way to update any room in your house it would have to be painting.  Adding a fresh paint colour to any room brings new life to the home decor.  With huge selections of colours to choose from any of the paint manufacturers, our favourite is the benjamin moore paints.

Painting it yourself as a DIY project will save you money.  All you need to do is buy paint and some supplies.  If your budget allows you to hire a professional painting company then the extra splurge will be worth it.

If you have never painted before and are looking for advice we have some useful how to tips that can help get you started.

How To Paint the Interior of A House

Proper planning of your time, supplies and materials you will need to tackle your DIY house painting is crucial before getting started. The following are tips and steps on how to and advice of what you will need and how to plan.

Transform your space with these tips on “how to paint the interior of a house”.  If you are unsure of paint colours and how to choose them and which paint finishes or sheens to select for the best outcome we have the two articles below to help guide you.

What is a Paint Sheen or Finish
How to Pick the Right Paint

From patching to repairing any drywall damage, to whether you should use a paint primer before painting read the “interior painting tips”  from a professional painter.  There are plenty of useful tips and advice on house painting blog posts.

If you are going to go ahead and do the painting yourself then you should know “how to prepare a room for painting”.  There useful tips are important to ensure all the preliminary prep work is done in order to get the best quality results.

If you are looking for useful tips in video format check out the DIY network video with tips on preparation before painting.

Wallpaper is making a huge come back in home decor.  Wallpapering is yet another budget friendly option to update a room.  If you are installing it make sure to ask the friendly staff at any local Ottawa store on how to or you may be able to find tips on the internet to guide you through the how to install it and what supplies you will need.

There will be some drywall repairs after removing the wallpaper that should be done to ensure you get a perfect smooth painted finish.

Tips from Better Homes and Garden on “How To Wallpaper a Room”

Tip 3 Add in the Accessories – Now if you are on a limited budget and cannot go ahead with some of the upgrades mentioned above then something as easy as changing the pillows on your sofa, adding in a new lamp, hanging a new picture, changing an area rug, a new bed comforter are all great ideas on changing up the look to your space.  They are not as expensive as changing the entire flooring, kitchen cabinets, or bathroom vanities.

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Even if your budget does not currently allow you to get the painting done then changing up the accessories will allow you to add that punch of new colour and give you a feeling of a fresh new home decor look.

If the services of professional painters in Ottawa fits your budget, connect with them to obtain a painting estimate and quote.

This post was originally published on Jul 20, 2017 at edited on Aug 01, 2020