Tips to Design Budget Friendly Home

by on November 4, 2010

Who doesn’t want a good-stylish-furnished home? But, people are of the notion that such a dream home needs infusion of lot of money, which is not the case, as even in your stipulated budget, you can design your home as per your taste. You just need to follow few basic things in order to turn your budget into a dream home. Helping you out, here we have laid down some tips to decide about a budgetary home.

Plan your Interior Style

For planning style for your interior, it is advisable if you make a moodboard for each room. Collect pictures for your room styling from magazines and catalogues. Also collect paint and fabric samples. Combine them on a board, so that you can come to know that what type of colour scheme and styling you want for your rooms. There is also a site called olioboard.com, where you can create your moodboard online and can also take ideas from boards of others.

Setup Home on Budget

Decide Interior Decoration

When you have a tight budget, its better you go for white paint on walls and use accessories to decorate the same. It would be a cheaper option. You can also add pallet of bright colours. Don’t go for paints from DIY stores (as they need more coats to apply); rather prefer brands such as Dulux and Crown. For planning colour scheme, follow ratio 60:30:10, which could comprise 60% of white walls and furniture, 30% could consists of furnishings and 10% for accessories.

Do Strike a Bargaining Deal for Furniture

People with tight budget should go for non-matching furniture, rather than buying different furniture sets for different rooms. They should try the whole market to get the best furniture at reasonable prices. Don’t forget to ask for discounts. Be a good bargainer and get the maximum benefit, as you can. Also, visit eBay, as it is the place, where you can search for inexpensive furniture of your style and choice. Here, you can also find items of renowned brands at a cheaper rate. You also have another alternative. Add freshness to the old furniture by giving makeover to it by applying paint or other accessories.

Focus on Quality and not Quantity

Buy accessories or decoration items of good quality that along with durability; also provide style to your home. Rather than collecting a lot of items and getting bored of them after sometime, buy a few good ones that add quality to your home.

The above stated tips would surely help a lot of those, who are planning to buy a new home or desire to give a new look to their old home with constraint budget.

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