Redecorating on a budget isn’t always easy – especially if there’s little money to put forth in doing so. Fortunately, some of the best ways to redecorate on a budget can stem from one of these two factors – being 1. DIY and 2. Networking. In turn, let these 10 tips below – serve as a guide – for making your renovations both simple and priceless.
1. Make Use Of Open Space.
Go easy on your pocketbook by making use of what you have – through DIY. One way this can be done is by making use of your own space. Are there any shelves that aren’t being fully used – that might be collecting dust? If so, then don’t be afraid to move things around – and incorporate items that you already have into certain areas of the room.
2. Find A Way To Build New Items.
For those who are knowledged in woodwork – and other similar skills – then building may serve as the best option when redecorating on a budget. But for those who have zero background – in building whatsoever – this gives you the best opportunity to network. Maybe you have a friend who is good at building – or DIY. Simply let them know the idea you have in mind so that they can both help you – and show you – how to go about your design.
3. Make Use Of Old Jars And Bottles.
Jars and bottles serve as one of the best foundations for DIY decor. Instead of throwing these away, you can use them for a variety of crafts – such as lights, storage containers, candy dispensers, and so on. Not only that, but you can decorate the outside of each with cute things – such as ribbon for example. Fortunately, using these old jars and bottles saves you money in the long run – because you aren’t just letting them go to waste. In doing so, you’ll find that the container can benefit you as much as the content itself.
4. Modify All Your Old Lamp Shades.
Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean you should have to trash a ripped – or worn out – lamp shade. Instead, treat it like a popcorn bucket – and DIY it into a multi-purpose container. The outside can then easily be painted, bedazzled, and/or modified in a number of other ways. As for the hole – at the top of the lampshade – measure its circumference; you can then make a circular cut out with ease – to fill the void – so that your container’s not only enclosed but secure.
5. Paint Your Walls In A Fresh New Way.
This serves as the perfect DIY project for you – or a networking opportunity to take on with someone you trust. While many people have a friend who builds, they also oftentimes have a friend who’s artsy as well. In turn, you may find yourself wanting a unique wall design – for your bland white walls – and what better way to receive this than through a friend. Through the two of you collaborating together you’ll find that your walls will be all the more memorable – as they were created by hand – rather than just store-bought and applied.
6. Add Colored Light Bulbs.
Colored light bulbs are not only crafty – but trendy. The best part about this is that they can easily be done by you – with little to no help. Fortunately, no matter your color scheme – or the look you are going for – countless options are available to you. In fact, you don’t even have to stick with one type of bulb – and can oftentimes get them for cheap depending on where you go.
7. Use Old Bottle Caps For Frames.
Even the smallest of things can make a big difference – especially when it comes to redecorating on a budget. This is where bottle caps come in – which can easily be collected over time – till they’ve reached an abundance. In doing this, you can easily use them to make a quirky bulletin for the front of your fridge, bedroom wall, and so on. All you have to do is line the frame of your bulletin board – or whiteboard – and your trendy new frame awaits you.
8. Incorporate Old Greetings Cards.
We’ve all had a stash of cards at some point – from countless childhood birthdays – that we just haven’t had the courage to throw away. After all, each one carries a heartfelt wish. Fortunately, you don’t have to let them go – or keep them hidden from view – by incorporating them into your decor. By lining them on top of a mantel, or even towards the center of a small table, you’ll find your home feeling a lot more down to earth.
9. Add A Centerpiece To Your Table.
One of the cheapest ways you can redecorate is by including a centerpiece within your home. This may come in the form of a banquet of flowers – or even a nice fruit basket. The fruit basket can actually serve two purposes by not only adding a splash of color to your home but by benefiting your physical health as well – by keeping fruit accessible or on hand. Fortunately, you can place either one of these in the middle of any main table within your home – or other areas of your choosing.
10. Don’t Be Afraid To Pop Some Tags.
Spending won’t put as much of a damper on your budget – when putting your money towards thrift shops, garage sales, pawnshops, and so on. Here you can find some great deals – and even better finds – that you might not find otherwise. The best part about this is that you’ll be able to get a whole lot more than what you bargained for – while incorporating your new items into your home. Just make sure that you pick objects that’ll best fit the look – and style – that you have in mind.
We hope these 10 best ways to redecorate on a budget guide you towards your next decor. Be sure to share, and let us know your favorites redecorating ideas in the comments below!
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Whitney is a senior at Missouri State University - majoring in English/Creative Writing and minoring in Journalism. In her free time she enjoys freelance writing - and creating content for her blog. She writes to encourage/uplift others - and hopes to one day have her own magazine column.