Interior Designing on a Budget

Do you watch home renovation shows, wishing you could afford to do the extreme room makeovers you see? Or stroll through a model home, dreaming that it was your own? Many of us are in that same boat – big ideas and small budgets. But just because you don’t have a lot of funds, doesn’t mean you can’t do some great things in your home. Consider these ideas for interior design on a budget:

• Paint

The color of a room can create an atmosphere just on its own. Regarding interior design, paint is not that expensive and can do amazing things in a room. You can create a calm, relaxing space with soft neutrals or earthy shades, or if you want to liven it up, go with bolder colors like yellow, blue or even red. If you are on a tighter budget, you can paint just one wall with your favorite color as an accent wall. It’s surprising what a can of paint can do!

• Accessories

If designer furniture is not in your price range (and for many of us, it isn’t), go with some great accessories to make a space more interesting. Colorful pillows, unusual artwork or a striking centerpiece all can draw attention away from less extravagant furniture pieces and make a statement all on their own.

• Found Objects

You may already have many items that can be used as home decor, but just aren’t being utilized that way. Depending on the theme and mood of the room, personal items can be incorporated into the decor to give it a unique look. Consider – framing children’s drawings or notes as artwork, placing a collection of empty bottles on a mirrored tray for a coffee table centerpiece, or bringing in objects from nature such as stones or dried flowers as decor. You are only limited by your imagination here since the cost of many of these items is nearly nothing!

Interior design in your home does not have to mean automatically spending thousands of dollars you don’t have. With a little thought and creativity, you can create a room that can be beautiful and inviting and uniquely yours, all within your budget. So, get those wheels turning and see what amazing spaces you can create!