Q&A: How do you redecorate on a budget?

You asked – we’ve answered! With all the information available on the internet, it’s easier than ever to become your own interior stylist. Get clever, prioritize carefully and see your space transformed without spending a fortune. Here are our top decor hacks to build a home you’re proud of.

1. Refurbish and DIY

Is ‘rustic’ the word that comes to mind when you think of DIY projects? It doesn’t have to be the case! There are plenty of tutorials online to teach you to upgrade things you already own or build clean, simple new pieces with inexpensive materials. Having a combination of high value and homemade items in your space is a great way to reduce costs.

2. Rethink your Priorities

Allocate the bulk of your budget to the furniture you’ll use the most, with durability and comfort in mind as well as the look you have in mind. Spend less on furniture you know you’ll use less. Opt for inexpensive or gently used secondary pieces. Choose timeless prints, fabrics and designs when it comes to bigger ticket items and keep trend-based purchases for smaller items.

3. Repurpose your Pieces

Has your child outgrown their single bed? Stock up on pretty scatter cushions and a silky throw and pop it in the sunroom as a cozy new reading nook. Turn a bar stool that’s no longer in use into a bedside table. A little creativity goes a long way.

4. Reimagine your Walls

Changing up the larger surfaces in a room can drastically transform the mood. A fresh lick of paint in a striking shade is a wonderful starting point whether you’re renovating your space or furnishing a new one. A signature wall can make a eye-catching statement, bringing some pizzazz into an otherwise ordinary area. A subtle textured wallpaper creates a ‘finished’ feel and adds warmth. Walls talk. Make sure you like the statement yours are making. 

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