Creating your home décor design doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. Home accessories and décor can still look good while costing you very little on materials-as long as you do the work yourself. Gather up your tools, your DIY spirit and this guide to cost saving home décor design and you’ll be on your way to getting the most bang for your décor dollar.
Use It Don’t Lose It
One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners tend to do when they are changing their décor design is to throw out the old stuff and buy brand new. Always think twice (and outside of the box) about throwing out your old décor. Old lamps can easily by repainted or decoupaged into an amazing new creation for just pennies. Get out grandmas old flower vase and give it an enamel paint makeover. Old furniture’s are often a big throw away no-no. A simple slip cover built to fit your couch or love seat can transform your entire living room furniture set for less than $100. Always reconsider tossing out your old décor items. With a little TLC and creative thinking, anything can be brand new again.
Recycling old cans and bottles are an everyday thing for most people. But house décor can be recycled too. From old picture frames to bike parts for wall art, just about any recycled material can be classily and affordably transformed into something wonderful. Someone’s trash is always someone else’s treasures.
Stick with what you know to really get the most out of recycled décor. If you’re looking to add a metal sculpture to your design, it’s a good idea to know how to weld. Hot glue can work just as well in most cases. Stay away from complicated décor designs and you’ll have a better chance of making something old look brand new.
Buying Second Outs
Mixed lots, damaged goods and going out of business sales are a great way to find the best deals on home accessories and décor. Second outs can be found at most large and small home improvement centers. From remnant carpet scraps to a box of damaged tiles, these cheap finds can be just the way to redecorate that old patio table or dress up wall with a unique tapestry.
There is one catch to buying second out goods. If you’re looking for a large supply of cheap tile, carpet, wood or other handicraft materials, look somewhere else. Second outs are usually in limited supply, so buy exactly how much material you need in one shot. Going back to get a gallon of matching paint is going to be next to impossible.