Sometimes a house needs freshening up, not because it is dirty, but because it is time for change. Whether you are decorating because it is necessary or you just want a change, if you have a family then you probably need to do it on a budget.
And this might sound like an impossible task, but it is not, it can be done easily and well within your financial restraints.
It might sounds odd, but you can make your own paint. I’m not talking about manufacturing it, but you can buy a basic tub of cheap white or cream paint and turn it into a great, bespoke color!
All you need is a value tub of paint (cream works best as it gives a more even, richer base) and some child’s poster paint.
Simply add the poster paint a little at a time and stir continuously until you have the desired color. If you want to create a matte effect, simply sift in some plaster of Paris and add a little warm water.
Getting furniture at a low price is a buzz but it is not always in the best condition, master your DIY powers and turn old unloved pieces into new works of art. It does not require any special skills; simple things like painting an old chair or sanding the top of a table can breathe new life into it.
Use things you already have rather than buying new things. Pretty scarves can make beautiful wall hangings and jewelry draped around in places can give a romantic and stylish effect.
Wallpaper does not need to cost a fortune, you can get some really beautiful and cheap wallpaper by ordering online or looking in discount bins. This can save you a fortune as some wallpaper can cost up to $30 a roll!
Thrift stores and yard sales are great places to look when you are redecorating on a budget. Someone is trying to get rid of their old stuff and you are looking for some new stuff; it’s a match made in heaven! Be reasonable when approaching whoever is selling the item, it is acceptable to ask for a discount but don’t be a cheapskate.