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How to Design a Room on a Budget

Published By: Lisa Fuller  -  Wednesday, March 30, 2016

InteriorDIYPaintingWhen it comes to interior decorating, things don't need to be expensive and stressful. There are many different ways to decorate a room in your home without having to break the bank. Being creative, adventurous, and frugal can create some amazing things within your home.

Spruce Up Your Walls

One of the most dramatic and inexpensive ways to design a room is paint. Light colors can give a room more space, whereas dark colors can make a larger room feel more cozy and warm.

You can help yourself in planning the décor for the rest of the room by starting with a wall color. Upon being satisfied with the wall color you should move on to the accessories for your walls. Pictures and mirrors that have bold-colored frames can help to make a statement in a room. You can create the illusion of space by adding large, multiple mirrors to the walls of a room, which will make it feel larger than it actually is. You can make a room feel organized and welcome by adding floating shelves for placing books and knick-knacks.

Getting a Deal


When it comes to interior designing on a budget, thrift stores can be your best friend. Finding amazing things at thrift stores and second-hand shops is definitely possible if you truly look for it. There are many people that donate furniture pieces in excellent condition, that would look great in your home.

If you're looking to keep the sofa you already have, just add a slipcover for an easy and quick color change. Buying a slipcover for almost any piece of upholstered furniture is possible. You should also think about waiting for discounts and sales. You can find great deals on décor accessories a few weeks before a season changes, as that's typically when stores have a big sale.

Do It Yourself

Being crafty isn't a prerequisite to doing anything yourself. What you already have can be reused by doing simple upgrades. The dull bookshelf you have will look new again with a fresh coat of paint and some contrasting contact paper on the interior back panel. You can save yourself a large sum of money if you aren't afraid of sewing and came make fabric items yourself. Making drapes, tablecloths, and throw pillows yourself will give the rooms a personal touch, making you more comfortable in your own home. A little spray paint isn't anything to be afraid of. Refinishing hardware yourself by spray painting it a modern and bold black or brown is another great, and inexpensive, upgrade that can drastically change the look of a room with hardly any effort. You should be proud when you say that you did it yourself, it's your home after all.

Your home is your getaway from the hustle and bustle of work and errands. The home should feel however you want it to. Do your research and find the right deals for you before deciding on your design. Planning your design is going to help you make the right purchase at the right price.

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