When you have your own space, it’s normal to want to make it feel totally your own. Unfortunately, home design isn’t always an inexpensive venture. So for those of us working with a bit of a tighter budget, there are a few clever workarounds to employ. If you’re trying to create a stylish home interior on a budget, here are a few tips to help you out.
Pick Up Flowers at Your Local Grocery Store
When it comes to brightening up your home, flowers are generally the go-to prop to help make that happen. Unfortunately, big bouquets from a florist shop or flower CSAs can be a bit on the expensive side. Fortunately, buying fresh flowers doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, it’s usually possible to grab a small bouquet from your local grocery store for less than $10. Bringing fresh flowers into your home is an excellent way to add a touch of elegance and the feeling of the outdoors to any room in your home. And if you’re going for a specific color scheme in your home, simply invest in flowers that match. And most flowers will last a solid week or two in your home, so you’ll be set for a little while as long as you take good care of them. For an investment as small as this, you’ll be amazed at just how much flowers can brighten up your home.
Hang Curtains from Ceiling to Floor
Curtains are pretty standard accessories for your home, but that doesn’t mean you have to splurge on the “good” curtains when you’re decorating. In fact, even inexpensive curtains can look great and add some height to a room in your home when they’re hung correctly. If you want to create the illusion of more space, make sure you’re hanging your curtains from ceiling to floor and wider than your window frame. A mirror on one wall might be able to make a room look twice as deep, but hanging your curtains in this manner can make a room’s ceilings seem higher. It can also make the whole space look more stylish and allow more light to come in through your windows. Talk about elegance without the unnecessary expense.
Use Area Rugs to Cover Floor Space
Area rugs can be a little bit of an investment if you buy the first one you see, but if you’re willing to do a little bit of digging and shop around for a better deal, you’re in for a budget-friendly home styling treat. Once you find a design that you like, check other store s that you know have better prices and look for similar designs and sizes. Pretty soon you’ll likely have a great deal on a new area rug for your home. Not only do area rugs add a great stylistic element to your home, but they also protect the floors underneath. And considering that almost 48% of buyers want to look at homes that have never been lived in, protecting your floors can help your home look unlived-in when the time comes to sell.
Use Matching Containers for Open Storage
Whether you need to store things like sugar, flour, and coffee in your kitchen or you just need a place to put those extra magazines, tasteful containers are going to be a lifesaver. And here’s the kicker: they don’t have to be expensive! All you need to do is find matching containers that fit your home’s aesthetic. More often than not, you can find containers like this at your local grocery or thrift store. It might take a little bit of paint to spruce them up, but who doesn’t love a mini DIY project every now and then? And then when you bring out coffee or tea to your guests (80% of which will accept), you’ll also be able to serve your sugar in a cute little container that matches your flour and coffee containers. Matching storage containers are also an excellent option for embellishing an empty shelf, even if you don’t end up putting much in them at first.
Upgrading your home’s interior doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, it’s relatively easy to decorate your home just the way you like it on a tight budget. With these tips in your back pocket, you should be well on your way to crafting a stylish home in no time.