Interior Design on a Budget


What comes to your mind when you think about interior spaces in your homestead? It is a serene environment and a place you can shelter and relax after a hectic day. You don’t have to spend a fortune in order to spruce up your interiors to achieve the desired outcome. If your ambitions are bigger than your budget, you just have to be clever on where you spend your money. Below are tips you can use to achieve the look you want without spending a fortune.

1. Paint

Painting is one of the cheapest investments you can make if you want to pimp up your interior spaces and one that produces dramatic results. Just go ahead and paint those dirty walls with your favorite color to give them a fresh look.

2. Do it yourself

Your interior design budget will increase if you hire someone to do things that you could do yourself. You can cut that budget by 50% by doing some relatively simple projects such as installing a new floor, tiling, painting, or sewing curtain panels. 

3. Call in family and friends

You may not have enough money to hire an interior designer, but you have unique resources near you. These are people you know who you can request to help you get your interior design project off the ground. They include relatives, neighbors, and friends, who can supply the skills and manpower to roll on paint or rip down wall paneling. 

4. Look for less than perfect merchandise

You can get a good deal on slightly damaged items such as furniture, floor models or antiques. You can buy these items “as is”, polish them and use them to spruce up your interiors. Chances are you will get a near perfect item which can save you big bucks. 

5. Shop secondhand stores

Consignment shops, thrift stores, online auction sites, church rummage sales, salvage yards and estate sales are examples of places you can get a lot of discounts for interior design items. Look for furniture such as leather seats that a leather repair company can bring back to life.

6. Save with stock items

Using custom items such as framing, upholstering and sewing to give your interiors a facelift will cost a lot more than stock items. You need to stick with stock items whenever possible. Purchase off-the-shelf frames, used mats, standard blinds and stock cabinets. 

7. Sew your own linens

Purchasing store linens can be expensive to you if you are doing interior design on a budget. If you have a sewing machine at your home, you can quickly make your own linens without any hassle. You can transform patterned flat sheets that you are not using into pillow and duvet covers; curtain panels; slipcovers and even tablecloths. 

8. Wait patiently for discounts

If you wait, you can get whatever you like for your interior design at a price you really afford. Shop around and be sure to ask store and department managers when their items will be discounted.

If you interior design includes repair of leather items, you can contact a company that offers leather repair in Wellington area to help you out. One of such companies is Leather Repairs Wellington. We repair leather seats, vinyl, plastic, and conducts leather upholstery repair. If you want to take advantage of our unique services, feel free to call us or visit our website for more information.

Contact our friendly team at Fibrenew Wellington to make a booking!


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