How To Design a Gorgeous Room On a Budget
Redecorating can get expensive, quick. The best way to combat sticker shock and going over your budget is to have a solid plan from the beginning of the process. Use the following tips to help keep your next interior design project successful, without breaking the bank. Because, being on budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style!
Create a Mood Board
The best way to ensure that all pieces of the puzzle fit in together perfectly in your newly designed room is to create a mood board. Using Pinterest, Houzz, and home décor magazines, find what inspirations that you want to model your room after. From colors to furniture pieces, include every detail on this inspiration board.
Get Free Samples!
What better way to visualize your new space, than to bring a sample back to your home to see it in the room? Paint colors aside, you can get free fabric swatches for furniture or small samples for new flooring. For example, if you needed new floors for your space, but didn’t know the difference between engineered hardwood vs solid hardwood, request a sample of each! See and feel the differences in person to final a final decision. GoHaus carries flooring samples, so click here to order you free hardwood samples.
Set a Realistic Budget
No one understands better than you how much you’re financially able to spend on a new project. Set realistic guidelines on how much you’re willing to spend for the entire project. Based on this overall budget, narrow down the cost of each upgrade item you’d like to purchase. Does this align with your overall budget? If not, you’ll have to find some cost-savings somewhere. For example, can your dining room table be refinished instead of being completely replaced? Explore all options on where you can save money before investing too much into the project.
“One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure”
Surprisingly, you can find a lot of really great home décor pieces from yard sales, estate sales, Craigslist and thrift stores if you look hard enough. Oftentimes these pieces will require a little bit of elbow grease, but the end result will be worth the effort and the savings.
Other areas to find hidden treasures are in discount stores like Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods. Big-box and high-end stores need to get rid of their overstock items for new seasonal inventory, so they ship them off to these stores. You’ll find great quality and NEW furniture without overspending. Keep in mind that the best stuff goes quickly, so if you’re on the fence about an item, just get it. Save the receipt, and return it if doesn’t work out in the end. It most likely won’t be there anymore if you decide to try again later.