Tips to keep in mind when redecorating your new home on the budget


Redecorating your home is not an easy feat. The actual amount of time you need to invest is significant, as is the amount of money needed. No matter if you’re redecorating your entire house or just one room, the costs do add up, and they add up quickly. Costs of materials, tools, hiring people if you need to – it’s not a fun experience. So it’s perfectly natural and logical to want to save up as much as you can (without sacrificing quality of course). If you want to find some tips on how to make the most out of your home and redecorate on a budget, just read the article below.

Set up a good plan

The first thing you want is to get a good plan up and running. Now, a plan is certainly important whether you are running on a good budget or not. However, tight budgets necessitate good planning, and extra precision.

So, first, you need to know what you want. Get some inspiration from magazines, the internet, friends and family, and see what you would like to emulate. Then add your own little special twist on the idea. You can also get the advice of an expert to get some help to incorporate everything, or to get some extra ideas. Then, once you know what you want, try to separate everything into “chunks”. Chunks can be like redesigning your kitchen, bathroom, living room, or maybe by the work you need to do – flooring, paint, accessories, and décor. Then figure out how much money will you need for each chunk.

From there, you can then start thinking about where you can cut costs, figure out what are your non-negotiable, and what are things you can postpone until later.

Second-hand shops are a treasure trove

Second-hand shops have insane untapped potential. If you’re willing to dig around and put in the effort you will find amazing items for peanuts. Everything from curtains to furniture to lamps and whatever other decoration you want or need – you’ll find it there.

Just be smart about your shopping. Some things you can always get second hand, but others are not. Dangerous electronics, like blenders, or ovens can get you hurt. The benefit of getting certain items brand new is a warranty, and the option of instigating a product liability claim against the company if you get injured by using their products. Your insurance company may also give you some grief if you got hurt using such an item.

However, chairs, desks, tables, cupboard, and plates – all these things can be good when they’re second-hand, almost as good as when they’re brand new.

Try out minimalism

Minimalism has been all the rage in the last couple of years, and with good reason. It’s based on the understanding that we don’t really need so much stuff in our homes, that we can live more fulfilled, meaningful lives by having a step back, and assessing what we really want, what is really important to us. But don’t think minimalism is living like a monk. It’s more like you understand that less is more, that beauty can be found in simple things, and unobtrusive designs. Give it a shot, research it, and see what you can think of.

Get furniture without a finish

You’d be surprised how cheap furniture that doesn’t have varnish or any other finish can be. These are much cheaper even though the actual work is rather simple, and the materials are cheap. Furthermore, the manufacturer won’t be able to hide any damage or imperfections with this kind of finishing.

Of course, the issue here is that you will have to varnish it all yourself. This may take some work and time, but you’ll acquire a new skill, and will save up a lot of money. Furthermore, you will learn how to fix up furniture and wood surfaces in the future.

Go with the DIY route

We already mentioned how you should try to varnish your furniture on your own. But, that’s not the only thing you can do alone either. For example, you can make some decor items yourself. Things such as artwork, rugs, coffee table accessories, just things that will make your home more beautiful.

Furthermore, you can do some maintenance work yourself and save up some money. Some things can last for ages with regular maintenance and will save you a lot of money in the long run. Other things you can build if you’re handy with your tools.


Redecorating your home is not the easiest or cheapest thing in the world. However, it doesn’t have to break the bank if you do it properly. You can try to do as many things yourself as you can. Maybe experimenting with minimalism is the ticket, or perhaps you can find hidden treasure in second-hand shops. As long as you have a good plan and some imagination you can redecorate your home on a budget easily and quickly.  

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