Home redecoration is a project that everyone dreams of having. Taking pride in having a piece of yourself in all the corners of your home is a privilege everybody wants to have. It’s exciting, fulfilling, and fun. But not everyone gets to push through their home renovation ideas because of financial restrictions.
But what if there’s a way to work around it? By following these six budget-friendly home redecoration tips, you can beautify your home and add your personal touch to its design without having to break the piggy bank.
Turn your clutter into a business opportunity.
Have a garage sale and earn money through your clutter. As they say, one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure. Decluttering is one of the first steps you have to take when redesigning your house. You can’t start painting the walls and moving the furniture if your high school science project decades ago is still lying on the floor.
Letting go of them would be much easier if you could earn money by selling your old things.
Assess the functions of your things in your life and trade your sentimentality for extra bucks. You should follow the two-month rule when choosing what to pack and what to let go of. Things you haven’t used for the past couple of months and have no plans on using for the following two months should be disposed of.
Remember the rule of threes.
Always make sure that you have options. Whenever you’re buying furniture, appliances, and décor, having these three options is a must.
1. The financially wiser option — these are the products that you can get at the lowest price.
2. The quality-based option — these are the products with the best brands and reviews.
3. The compromise — the products in between the first two.
Usually, going for the third option is the safest path to take. But deciding what to choose based on your current and foreseeable future budgets can help you adjust and make sound decisions.
Pro-tip: This can also be applied to services. Always have three service-provider to choose from.
Focus on your needs and let the wants follow.
Since renovating and redesigning your home is exciting, there’s a chance that you might get caught up in the moment and splurge on things unnecessary at the moment.
Remember that buying a surround sound system is not as important as buying a bed. Don’t forget that getting plants to accentuate your interior design is a great idea but not as urgent as fixing your bathroom.
Avoid this by preparing a detailed checklist of what you need to get first. Following it will help you get to the point where you can buy the things you want faster.
Each part of your house has a centerpiece, a piece of furniture or appliance that will catch all the attention of your visitors. Choosing the right centerpiece for each room and let the other pieces follow.
If you’re going to buy bedroom furniture, the bed should be prioritized. Your kitchen’s design should revolve around your cooking apparatus. For your living room, you can start with either a gigantic TV or a fashionable sofa set. When redecorating your bathroom, choosing between a shower or a bathtub should be the first step. And for dining areas, finding the right dining table can help set the tone for how you would decorate it.
Understand the value of secondhand items.
Do not scoff off thrift stores and flea markets. You can usually get the most outstanding furniture from these shops. And of course, you’d get them at a cheaper price.
Swaps can also be ideal as long as you know where to look. By swapping furniture, you’d get to dispose of the things you no longer want and get the ones you do without opening your wallet.
If you think that secondhand items are not as good as brand new, there’s also a cheaper way to balance the fight. Getting a table at half the market price and getting it worked on to look brand new with just a couple of dollars is still ideal if you’re on a tight budget.
Don’t spend money on things you can do.
This is important. Most of the budget for services gets spent on those that you can easily do. Mow your lawn. Clean and sanitize your house on your own. You can watch videos online for guidance as you work on the lighter side of construction. And if you can’t do it alone, you can also hire friends at a cheaper price — which is beer and a good time.
Follow these tips, and always remember to pace yourself. You don’t need to do it all at once. You can go at it room by room and adjust your pace according to your budget. Most importantly, never forget the golden rule: Don’t spend what you can’t afford.