Home Building Tips

Decorating on a Budget

Decorating is a great way to put your own twist on your new construction home. Here are some simple, budget-friendly ways to transform your space:

A new coat of paint is an inexpensive way to freshen up a room. If your walls are white right now, there’s a paint color for any look you want to achieve. For example, paint warmer colors to make a room feel cozier.

Add accents to make a room livelier. Pillows and blankets in bright colors and textures can transform a room, and they are budget-friendly.

Reinvent old items. Furniture you already have can be transformed and used in new ways or in other rooms if you’re willing to reimagine it and put in a little work.

Shop for savings. Wait to buy items during sales or when they are available at a discounted price. A store manager should know of any upcoming sales. Also, if you’re willing to buy furniture with a few imperfections, you can buy from outlets or “as is” sections of the store. You can also shop around at thrift stores and garage sales for furniture and accessories that are in good condition at cheaper prices.

Enlist the help of family and friends. Ask for input on a paint color or for help hanging the new chandelier. Save money and avoid hiring a professional to do work that you can do yourself or with the help a few friends.