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5 Tips for Home Design on a Budget

It is crucial to love your home; you spend a lot of time there. Our physical surroundings can have a big impact on our emotional and mental well-being. If your home leaves something to be desired in terms of appearance, there are ways you can spruce it up without having tons of cash to spend. You might not be able to create your dream home this very minute, but you can make a nice start.

Paint

Do not underestimate the power a well-done paint job can have on making your house look nicer. Simply changing up the color can make your interior look completely different. Putting on a fresh coat is one of the least expensive yet one of the most dramatic changes you can make. Start looking at some samples and get your painting clothes on.

Look for Irregular Items

Items that have been damaged in some way or did not quite come out as they should often come with a significant discount compared to their properly crafted counterparts. Often times, the differences are so slight, you would only notice if you knew about the problem in the first place. Check if stores have an ‘’as-is’’ section or ask about fire-sale items. You are likely going to be the only person who knows there is something wrong and you will save money.

Focus on Accents

Making some changes to your house can really spruce things up and move your focus from the bigger things you may not have the funds to tackle at the moment. You may be sick of your couches and chairs or want to put down new flooring, but if that is not possible, freshen up these areas with some colorful new throw rugs and pillows.

Dress Up Your Windows

Getting some nice new curtains is another way to improve your décor on the cheap. Buy some nice floor-to-ceiling curtains to add some dramatic flair to your windows and divert attention from the things you can’t afford to replace or update.

Scope the Web

You can buy nearly anything on the web these days. There are lots of great sites where you can find furniture and other home décor on the cheap. Check out eBay or Craigslist; the latter not only can help you find items for sale, you can find announcements for garage sales, people offering skilled labor and flea markets for example.

Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who enjoys writing pieces that help people save money. If you are looking to spruce up your dining room, a jaquard tablecloth might be just the thing you need.

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