Interior Design On The Cheap

Kim J. Clark

Making the most of your interior design choices is a goal of any clever homeowner. Making every penny count and stretching that budget is a necessity in this day and age. While you might feel that your home is due for a change and your budget or your spouse might be saying the opposite, it is still possible to get a clean new look without breaking the bank.

The first area that you can focus on without cutting into the kids college fund is paint. New colors as well as color schemes are always changing and a fresh coat of paint on those walls can make a drastic difference in your home. Check out some magazines or attend a home improvement expo to see what designers are doing. Replicate what they’re doing and you might find that repainting a couple of rooms in the house is all you need to satisfy the interior deign itch that you have.

Flooring is the second area that you can look into if a fresh coat of paint simply isn’t cutting it. Sometimes hardwood floors can be sanded and refinished or carpets can be cleaned to make them look new again. It’s also possible to cover over worn or outdated flooring with a nice area rug. Many people prefer Oriental rugs but new styles and patterns are becoming popular all the time so you might want to even look into something different if an Oriental carpet just isn’t your style of if it doesn’t fit into your style.

Art, wall hangings and other forms of art are the last area that you can look into if you are trying to make a few changes and spice up your interior design. A couple of new paintings from a local gallery or maybe even a tasteful sculpture might be in order. If the prints and paintings in your home are so familiar to you that you just don’t see them anymore then looking into finding something new that brings you pleasure and makes you smile might be the way to go. In addition, if you have a friend or family member who is an aspiring artist, you can even commission them to make you something whether that be a sculpture of painting of something that brings you joy.

You really don’t have to tear your house down to the wall studs in order to change your home decor and change up your interior design. Just a few simple changes are often all that it takes to make you find some more enjoyment in your surroundings. Start out small and make a few changes and see how you feel. These changes are so small and inexpensive that you really will be getting the biggest bang for your buck and if you decide that you don’t like the changes you can always change it all up again. Have fun and enjoy you home and decorating it to bring you and your family more joy.

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