Tips for refurnishing your house inexpensively
July 28, 2010
Whether you are starting a brand new phase of life or bored with the same look around, you will definitely want to change the decor of your house. Redecorating the house is easy if you have a specific goal in mind. You should have an idea about how exactly you want the new decor to look.
Maybe you have a traditional decor and you want to make it feel more contemporary. Maybe your house is more of a bachelor pad and you feel the need for a more formal ambience. Whatever the case, study each of the rooms in your house and try to understand what is making your rooms look renovation worthy. Is your house too cluttered with too many living room furniture pieces? Do you want your home to look formal? Would you prefer a soothing environment in your house or an energizing one? Once you have understood what is wrong with your current decorations and decided exactly how you want the newly decorated house to look, the process of refurnishing will get much easier.
Now you must think about the changes you need in the color settings. Often the simplest and cheapest way of changing the look of the house is to change the wall colors. A boring room can get an instant uplift with a pop of colors. These days you can even get wall colors with beautiful textures that make their own style statement. You may not even need wall decorations if you choose the wall color smartly. As you decide your color choices and other arrangements for each room, keep a notepad and pen with you and jot down all your preferences. This will keep you from getting confused later. Normally, people get overwhelmed by the myriad choices available in the stores and end up over shooting their budgets while purchasing things they did not want in the first place. Thus, keeping a log of your choice will help you stay focused during your shopping trip.
If you are still short of ideas for decorations, look into the home decor magazines for inspiration. Clip out the looks that you like and think of how to duplicate that in your house. Naturally, if you try to copy everything shown in a photo, you may have to spend a lot in new purchases. It is best to be creative and use the available design for inspiration. Try changing the positioning of the sofa or other furniture items to change the look of the room. Once you have decided on inexpensive ways to decorate your room, you can make your move to the market.
Finally, do a little research to find the best bargains. Some window shopping and asking around can make a huge difference in the final cost. You could visit local yard and garage sales or check out some estate auctions. You could also go to a good online furniture store that often offers very unique decorative items at throwaway prices.