Interior design on a budget requires a little extra planning and a little extra imagination, but that’s half the fun of it. Keep these tips in mind, and you and your wallet can both be happy in your newly designed space.
Make a Budget
If you want to transform an interior on a budget, you have to know what that budget is. Be honest about how much you are willing to spend from the get go, and you’ll save time and energy (cross the trip to the crystal chandelier store right off your list). Even if you’re prudent your new interior design is likely to cost at least ten percent more than you expected, so budget below your actual limit.
Avoid Costly Mistakes
Measure your space so you don’t end up paying for delivery of a table you can’t fit through your door. Be cautious with big ticket items. A failed experiment with a daring lamp is a lot less expensive than a failed experiment with a daring couch.
Know Your Limitations
You can save a lot of money implementing your own interior design plans – painting the walls yourself, sewing your own new throw pillow covers, etc. But be honest, maybe it’s better to get someone else to rewire your living room. You’ll save money on those hospital bills to treat your electrocution, and it’s cheaper to have something done right the first time.
Little Pieces Have a Big Impact
You don’t have to knock down walls and bring in all new furniture to transform a room. A bucket of paint, some new framed photos or art work, and a new lamp here or there can make a big difference in your space without making a big difference in your bank account.
Check out the sticker price of some interior design schemes and the financial solvency alarm in your head starts blaring. But it doesn’t have to be that way – with some cunning and creativity you can beautifully transform your space, even on a limited budget.