Figuring how to decorate your new house is a lot more difficult, especially when you are already reeling under the burden of buying the home.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to furnish your new home by spending merely hundreds instead of thousands of dollars. All you need is a bit of time and creativity!
Here is a list of ten simple and innovative ideas to help you get started:
1. List Down Your Priorities
Decorating a new home with a limited budget at hand can be an overwhelming task. Planning and prioritizing your requirements beforehand can be of great help.
You should clearly prioritize which decor projects are on the top and which can be done later. Begin by planning the decor of the rooms and spaces that you will use the most.
2. Shop Secondhand
While sprucing up your home on a budget, consider buying secondhand alternatives of big-ticket items such as couches, furniture. If you are ready to invest your time in research, you can really save a lot.
Quality pieces of reused furniture are available at more affordable rates in secondhand stores, estate sales, and consignment shops.
The savings on the furniture will allow you to get these items reupholstered, giving you a high-end designer look at a fraction of the cost.
3. Paint Your Walls
The most cost-effective, simple and easy way to transform your space is by applying paint to your walls at home. Whether you need to tone down a color or add a bold color to enliven your space, color is a great option for changing the overall feel and vibe of a room.
You can use paint to color wash your walls to add depth and texture to space.
Or, create an abstract or geometric design unique to your space using painters’ tape. Use your imagination to create beautifully interesting walls with paint as per your style and preferences.
4. Hang Creative Artwork
An easy and affordable home decor idea for a new home is to place unique artworks. However, make sure to take into consideration the size and scale for the space you are planning to add paintings.
As you have budgetary constraints, you should try to look for inexpensive art. Buy cheap canvas paintings online, or explore art at places like thrift stores and student gallery shows. You can also frame a pretty postcard, greeting card, family photos, polaroid, or map and you will have a nice piece of art ready to go wherever you want to hang it.
5. Use Paper
Wallpaper is a fantastic tool to add a huge visual punch to your home decor. It is available in a limitless variety of colors, patterns, and textures.
You can put a bold, graphic paper covering all the walls in one room, while in other rooms add a simple pattern or texture to create subtle interest.
6. Go Green
Plants are one of the most inexpensive ways to decorate a new home.
Adding little green can make any space feel bright, lively, and gorgeous. At the same time, having plants around is also good for health and happiness.
Plants are available in stylish pot and containers which are easily available in the market. You can create a plant corner or prop a large plant next to your couch which would instantly spice up your room.
7. Use Lighting
Apart from the functional purpose, lighting fixtures can help you add personality and ambiance to your home. But, it is important to select lighting design and fixtures that fit the look of the space.
Finding good quality inexpensive stylish fixtures within your budget will require quite a bit of hard work and time. You can buy generic fixtures such as drum shades and basic lanterns to add visual appeal if you do not find anything stylish within your budget.
8. Create DIY Structures
To save on costs, flexibility, and custom design, you can try creating your own built-in structures. For example, bookshelves, kitchen cabinets.
Many people use an industrial pipe to build unique structures in their homes catering to their own requirements.
9. Add Accessories
Accessorizing your home would make it look more elegant.
There are many affordable options available to accessorize your home while staying within your budget. For example, you can incorporate vividly colored crystals into home decor for a gorgeous look. Also, adding gold picture frames or gold mirrors will give a luxurious accent to space.
10. Crown Molding
Crown molding helps in making a room look complete. It brings the ceiling and the walls together, giving a sophisticated appearance.
There are plastic and paintable versions of crown molding available which is quite affordable on almost any budget. Try adding all types of molding to your home including high baseboard, ceiling beams, columns, etc. for a glamorous look.
By combining these tricks and techniques, you can certainly transform your home from top to bottom on a bare-bones budget!