It’s always exciting to move into a home or apartment. It’s even better when the walls and rooms are empty and you’re given an opportunity to decorate according to what you love and how you feel in this new season in your life.
Of course, there are others who find this idea less exciting and more frightening. There might be a whole lot of empty space, not a whole lot of stuff to fill the emptiness, and a serious lack of finances to make this new space feel like home. This might be the case for you, and it might not, but know that you can decorate your new place and make it look like a palace without spending a fortune to do it. Here’s how you make that happen.
Think Like Da Vinci, and Get Inventive
There are no rules in home design. If you like something, it’s within your full rights be be able to have thing that manifest in your home.
If you’re building or renovating but don’t want to spend outrageous sums of money on wood floors or carpet, consider doing something inventive like laying down brown paper bags, or coating the floor, counters, and/or backsplashes with pennies. It sounds strange, but don’t knock the idea until you see what it looks like. There are endless options for decorating that don’t require you going to a home goods store and spend a fortune.
Don’t Impulse Buy and Look for Deals
Everyone is guilty of impulse buying at times. It’s fun, but it’s also a huge letdown when you buy something and still don’t use it 6 months later. If you keep yourself reigned in in this regard, you’ll save yourself a lot of money and it will also allow you to spend your time and efforts looking for steals on home items in other places.
There is absolutely no reason you have to buy that item right now when there are a hundred other retailers selling almost exactly the same thing at half the price. When you can effectively train yourself to only buy things when they’re on sale, you’ll be able to have an apartment or home full of beautiful items without the guilt that comes with impulse buying.
Get Thrifty With It
No matter where you live, there are usually going to be thrift stores available. You may not be keen on the idea of buying second hand, but don’t knock it until you try it. You can find some pretty amazing items that will cost you almost nothing by shopping this way. Almost anything can be cleaned, painted or repaired, so go the thrift stores around you regularly to search out random items to decorate your home with.