Finding Budget Furnishings for Your Home

Interior Design

by Rob Stone

Redecorating your home can be a huge expense if you allow it to be. High end furnishings cost a great deal of money, which many people find it difficult to justify.

There are a number of ways that you can cut back on your furniture expenses and decorate your entire home for a fraction of the cost. With a little bit of extra work, you can have a fabulously designed home without spending a lot of money.

If you are handy, you can take some older furnishings and give them new life. Whether you choose to give the furniture that you already have a fresh new look or you pick up some older items and add your own unique style to it, the cost saving will allow you to purchase much more for your money. Take a good look at the furniture that you already have in your home and really analyze whether it is too beat up to be used or it just needs a new look. Even the pieces that are a little beat up can be restored to their former glory with a little bit of work and attention.

Slipcovers can be a great way to give your old sofa a new colour and design. If your old sofa is still in relatively good condition but you are sick of looking at it, new covers may be just the thing to perk up your living room. End tables and coffee tables can be sanded down and refinished to restore their beauty or you can paint them in a completely different colour and make them look brand new. If you have good quality pieces in your home that have just become shabby over time, put a little work into them and make them look brand new again.

Along with the refinish work that you can do for your furnishings, give your walls some new colour. This is an inexpensive way to add new life to a room. And the new slipcovers and paint on your furnishings will demand some new colours on the walls. For the price of a couple of gallons of paint, your rooms can look stunning.

Window treatments are another way to add a new look to your rooms. If you have some skills with a needle and thread, you may be able to create some fabulous curtains of your own. This allows you to choose the perfect fabric for your windows and create a custom look at a fraction of the price you would pay to have curtains made. It may take you a little longer to make your own curtains, but the end results will amaze you.

Consider fabric in other ways for your rooms. Make some great toss pillows for your furniture with very little time and effort. A sewing machine and some fabric can add some wonderful new touches to your rooms. Great looking fabric can also be used to decorate the walls. Frame it, create borders or decorate an entire wall with a stunning fabric.

With a little bit of creative thinking, you can design your room within your budget.

Rob Stone writes many articles on Home Improvement, Interior Design and Furniture such as the Solid Oak and Pine Wardrobes.

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