If you’re like many homeowners trying to save money on home interior design can be a challenge. From choosing colors, and fabrics to picking the right decorative items to make every room look fabulous is an art. However, there are some tried and true ways to keep your eye on the trends and to save money while making your home feel and look fabulous. Here are some easy ways to create interiors you love without breaking your budget!

Easy Ways to Save Money on your Home Interior Design

Consider recycling and reusing for your decorating ideas

One of the best ways to save money is to reuse or recycle old items into new uses throughout your home. From turning an old door into a coffee table or using an broken ladder leaned up against a bathroom wall to hang bath linen, there is no limit to where your recycling and reusing efforts can lead. If you are a DIY’er and enjoy the challenge of making up new uses for items we invite you to peruse Pinterest or other crowdsourcing home decor image sites that give you ideas. If you are an antiques-goer or enjoy yard/garage sales, these are other places to grab home decorating ideas that are cheap but can be turned into treasure with a little dusting off or a coat of paint!

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Consider repurposing old items into newer decorative ones!

Image via: Jills Abode

Paint your home interior walls and add decals

Believe it or not there isn’t a less expensive way to transform your interiors and deliver a high level of visual impact than painting. Whether you choose to just add an accent wall to a dining room or you decide to transform your child’s nursery with a burst of color and a wall mural, painting and wallpaper can transform any room within a few hours of your weekend. If you aren’t handy with a paintbrush find a handyperson or professional painter that will help you out with the job. Also look to adding adhesive decals to your walls for gorgeous pictures and motifs that give your room depth and character. These wall ideas will help save money and can be changed seasonally or whenever you get tired of the decor theme.

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These wall decals from Urban Outfitters add just the right accent to this wall

Image via: Urban Outfitters

Home decorator tools available for you

While hiring a home interior designer or home decorator would be great, you may not have the budget right now. Fortunately with the saviness of homeowners and designers there are several tools designed for your smartphone, tablet, etc.. to help you choose colors, designs, layout floor plans and even place furniture. Search the net for “home design apps” or “color picker apps” on the net and see tools from paint manufacturers; furniture companies and even some professional interior designers use apps to make their job easier! One of our favorites is the Color911 app that enables you to take your favorite items in your home and extract the exact colors to match and take to your paint store with!

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Use designer tools to help you mix and match your favorite color palettes

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Instead of thinking you can’t afford to decorate your home unless you have a large budget, think again! These helpful tips from repurposing and recycling, to painting and using smart tools, your home will look gorgeous without spending a fortune to make it look that way.

Author

Ronique Gibson, Assoc. AIA, LEED A.P., is a home design lifestyle expert and her blog Stagetecture.com started in 2009 and today has become a well sought after destination for helping homeowners with everyday lifestyle challenges. She also contributes her expertise to a variety of high-profile home design, architecture, and lifestyle blogs and publications.

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