Home Design On An Affordable Budget

Everyone wants their home to look like HGTV has decorated it but unfortunately most of us do not have the kind of budget to allow for such spectacular touches. There are, however, a number of cost friendly options for vamping up home furnishings you already have for the same fabulous look created by professionals. All you need is a can of spray paint, a gallon of interior paint, and your favorite fabric. Each of these items can be purchased from stores such as Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and Michael’s for fewer than twenty dollars.

Look around your home for any items that look a little old or outdated and items that just don t seem to really match the d cor of the particular room in which they reside. Some popular items include old picture frames, baskets, or a dusty glass vase. Select a can of metallic interior spray paint to spruce the items up and spray away. Metallic spray adds a touch of glam to any household item and no project is too large. Perhaps you have an old table that you d like to modernize. The same principle applies. Spray away! When you re finished, re-hang or re-display your favorite photos, add your vase to your fire mantle, and de-clutter your gadgets by organizing them in your new baskets.

Now I m sure you’ve heard a thousand times before that a fresh coat of paint can liven up the dingiest of rooms. This is not a cliche. This is 100% factually true. While painting can often be a time consuming and laboring task, the outcome is worth the time investment. Make sure to choose a neutral color so that all of your current furnishings will match. If you re not sure, ask the experts in the paint department to select a number of neutral colors for you and take home a few samples. If you re not committed to a complete color overhaul, consider painting an accent wall a darker neutral shade or lighten up your brick fireplace with an off-white palette. Whichever you choose to do, you re guaranteed to make a fabulous update!

Once the walls are painted and outdated items are sprayed to match your style, consider buying a few yards of fabric. There are a number of different projects you can tackle with fabric. Start by again choosing a neutral tone. You can easily sew together some new accent pillows, a cool new throw for your sofa, and even new window treatments to contemporize your room. Don t just stick to neutrals for this project though. Look for fabrics that have a flash pattern that you really like or that have a unique texture. Patterned fabric can make a great piece of artwork for your walls. All you need to do is take one of your updated picture frames and cut the fabric to size. This easy to do project can create a great conversation piece as well as spice up your interior.

There are so many home projects that you can involve yourself in to make your interior look like it was professionally designed. All it takes is a few bucks, a creative mind, and the desire to make your home look fabulous. Inspiration is all around you and there is no need to go out and buy all new furnishings. Take what you already have and make it new again.