5 Ways to Redecorate on a Budget:
1. Shop your home.
This is the ultimate “Love what belongs to you” idea. Display the things you love and put the rest away. Move your furniture around. Knowing what to edit is one of the most important decorating tips I learned. The smaller the space, the more editing you’ll need to keep clutter at bay.
Taking a DIY approach doesn’t mean you need to figure it out yourself. You can tap countless resources for step-by-step advice, from the pros conducting in-store workshops to online how-to guides to room by room tutorials. Empower yourself to create more.
3. Clean and Organize
Clutter begets clutter. Cut it out of the decor of your home and it will help you clear out not just your home, but your life.
Sometimes it just takes a few repairs or new upholstery to make furniture seem new again.
5 Interior Design Tips
1. Furnishings Before Paint
When scheming a room, select the fabrics and furniture you love before choosing paint colors. You can always find paint that works with your favorite fabric.
2. Quality Counts
A well-made and eco-friendly sofa will last for years and can be recovered over and over again.
3. Keep Your Eyes Open
Keep a small tape measure and list of the wall space available in your home. You never know when you’ll spot the perfect piece while traveling the globe.
4. Measure Twice
Before moving furniture around, place blue painter’s tape on the floor to visualize its actual size. A 90″ sofa that looks good in one room might overwhelm another. If you want a well balanced space, measure home furnishings to fit.
5. Rugs Can Change a Space
Size an area rug based on room dimensions, not just a furniture grouping. A larger area rug helps a space feel bigger and makes better use of the room. A good rule of thumb is to allow 6″-12″ of flooring to show between the wall and the rug edge.
A favorite renovation blog is Remodelista.