17th October 2017
Whether you’re redecorating or building a new home, it’s nice to be able to cut back on expenses. Knowing exactly the amount of money you have to work with helps you plan out the design project and stay on track with the spending.
Are you looking to buy new furniture? What about lighting fixtures and other accessories? The idea of having to purchase all these items is overwhelming. Especially when you’re trying to do it all on a limited budget.
Here is our 4 budget-friendly interior design tips to help you get started:
1. Have a budget and decorating plan ready before you go shopping
While proper planning is essential for any home design project, doing a little legwork beforehand will help you cut down the likelihood of running into any surprises along the way.
Platforms like Pinterest are great to help you find design inspiration and break down your project into components such as flooring, furniture, accessories, paint or wallpapers.
2. Recycle what you already have
Repurposing your old furniture might not be as exciting as getting brand new pieces, but it is possible to transform almost any material at a very low cost.
As you begin to get a feel for what you can repurpose, there is plenty of DIY resources to help you tackle the projects.
3. Go minimalist with your design
Working under a budget is often about prioritising your spend. In interior design, it means having only the essential pieces of furniture that will complement your décor.
A minimalist design is not about adding details, it is about living with less. Going for a minimal look means you will need to add small touches to pull the room together. A stunning lighting statement piece or a pop accent colour and décor piece can define your space with minimal effort, and keep your costs down.
4. Decorate one room at a time
While it may be tempting to be able to feel like you completely finished decorating after building a brand new house, your wallet will appreciate if you go at a slower pace.
Once you move in to your new home, you will get a better feel for its quirks. Again, it is all about prioritising. Start with the room that is most used and, in the meantime, make the other ones liveable. When you have had a little time to build up your budget again, then move on to the next big project.