Just because you have a limited budget does not mean that you have to compromise not decorating your home or flat. You can still decorate your space and make it your own and not break the bank in the process.
Here are 4 tips for decorating your new home while on a budget.
Use a Coupon Code When Shopping for Furniture
When shopping for furniture, no matter the retailer you choose, you can usually use a coupon code to save money on your order.
Start your furniture search on VidaXL and be sure not to forget to use this special VidaXL coupon code in order to save money on your next purchase. The link will take you to the most current coupon codes that you can use on your order and the terms and conditions for using said coupon.
Find an Affordable Bed Frame or Build Your Own!
A couple of bed frames on VidaXL are under $200, which are the most budget-friendly options for updating your bedroom. All bed frames are under $400 before tax, which is still acceptable even within a budget.
If you prefer to use your hands and build your own bed frame, you can use the VidaXL bed frames link as a reference to help you design your own bed frame out of wooden pallets. Be sure that you adequately measure the mattress so that the finished DIY bed frame fits bed size.
Update Old Furniture
Whether you can find an old piece of furniture outside on someone’s front lawn, at a yard sale, or a flea market, you can purchase it for cheap and then update it with a few modifications.
If there are missing or broken hinges, fix them or replace them entirely. If the drawer handles are worn, consider purchasing some new drawer handles for an updated look.
Purchase a type of paint depending on the material of the furniture to paint it. This suggestion would be great for dressers, shelves, and storage cabinets.
If you find an old couch, sanitize it with fabric spray and put a couch cover over it to give it a whole new look. Alternatively, you can entirely reupholster the couch yourself or find a trusted family member or friend willing to do it for you for free or a small fee.
Sew Your Own Pillows and Blankets
While this step takes a little more time, sewing your own pillows and blankets will give you a great return on investment. Affordable fabric can be found in craft stores and there are even pillow making kits to get you started.
You can even repurpose an old shirt, grab some pillow stuffing, and sew it into your own special pillow. This way, you can hold on to the happy memories that shirt holds for you.
Old shirts you are not using any more can also be turned into a T-shirt quilt. Sew the T-shirts into a patchwork type of quilt, sew a fabric that is the same length and width as all of the T-shirts, stuff the blanket, and then sew it shut.
Decorate on a Budget
No matter what you are trying to achieve to decorate your home, there are always ways to do it on a budget. Follow these 4 tips and find some hacks of your own to make your home look the way you want it while saving money.