In today’s economy everybody is spending less, but wanting more. So how can you get your apartment or your house to have that “Designer look” for less?
First, DIY or Do it yourself. You can save tons of money if you can do it yourself. Visit your local book stores or library and you’ll see hundreds of books on home decorating ideas and do-it-yourself projects.
Keep a decorating file on hand to inspire and delight your creative senses. Take the pictures with you when you go shopping to keep you on track with the style you are searching for.
Second, start with one room, and third, stick to your budget. Sounds easy? Well, in fact, it’s easier than you think. I think what really hangs people up is that they are overwhelmed by the magnitude of the project. That’s why I say start with one room. It’ll be much easier on the budget.
However, if you are going to do this yourself, and YES YOU CAN, you will need to evaluate your budget, which will be determined by if you are doing the whole apartment, or room by room.
Other factors to consider to stay within your budget are the size of the room, the design theme or style you want to achieve, what needs to be replaced or repaired, and furniture, fixtures, or accessories you will need to purchase.
Home decorating is fun and exciting. You can make any home spectacular, inviting, and comfortable, no matter what the size. So let’s get started. First, analyze the room you will decorate and determine what it is that you like and don’t like about the space.
Color is another factor to consider in your design theme. You’ll want to pay close attention to what colors excite you and make you comfortable, happy, or even sad. Are you drawn toward warm colors like reds and yellows? Or cool colors, like blues and greens?
Besides the furniture stores, you can also get great home decorating ideas by surfing the Internet. With just a simple click of your mouse the world of decorating is opened up to you. You can get decorating ideas, hire experts, get DIY project ideas, and purchase the products you want, all through the amazing world of online technology.