How To Have A Stylish Home On A Budget

Just because your budget is less caviar and more macaroni and cheese doesn’t mean your home can’t be stylish. You don’t have to spend a great deal of money to decorate your home the way you want. Here are several fun and fabulous tips to help you give your home the look you want without breaking the bank. 

A Quick And Inexpensive Makeover

You can change the look and feel of your home by changing just a few little things. For example, swap out the cabinet handles and drawer pulls in your kitchen and bathroom for a whole new look. Or, simply add a few throw pillows to the couch to spruce up its appeal. The cool thing about pillows is you can change them with the seasons to freshen the room often. 

Paint

Paint is a cheap way to change the look of any room. Don’t have time to paint the entire space? No worries. Paint just one wall or just the trim to make a statement. 

Go To Art Shows

If you love art but can’t afford an original Picasso, visiting local art shows is the next best thing. Contact a college in your area and ask if they have any art shows coming up or ask a local printer to reproduce one of your favorite shots from your smartphone. There’s art in almost everything – you just have to open your eyes to see it. 

Pick And Choose Wisely

It’s okay to spend a little more on things you use a lot. Alternately, you can save a buck or two by spending less on secondary items you don’t use as often. 

For example, a couch is an important piece of furniture, especially if you have a family. It’s wise to spend a little more on a quality sofa and then look for ways to save on items like end tables and secondary seating. 

Don’t Overlook Antique Stores And Flea Markets

You’d be surprised at what you can find for rock-bottom prices at antique stores and flea markets. A lot of these items can be made new and current just by adding a coat of paint or some new hardware. 

Change The Atmosphere

You can quickly change the way a room feels by simply adding a few key accents. For example, strategically placed candles add warmth to any room, while bringing in some greenery will give the room a fresh, airy feel. Introducing different accents helps hide imperfections, and they can add scent and convey a mood. 

Get Rid Of Clutter And Rearrange

It sounds obvious, but you can change the way a room looks and feels without spending a single cent simply by getting rid of clutter and rearranging the furniture. 

Decorating a home can be expensive, but with the tips listed above, you can have a stylish home without breaking the bank.