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How to Make a Small Decorating Budget Last

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Many of us have had the urge to decorate (or re-decorate) but have been a little short when it comes to the budget. Luckily there are many things you can do to redecorate or refresh your style without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips that might help you in your quest to transform your home while pinching pennies!


Shop In Your Home First (Buy Only What You Need)

One great way to get the most out of a small decorating budget is to skip the stores and shop around your own home first. If you’re carving out space for a home office, try scouring your garage and other rooms of your home first before you hit the furniture store. You will be so surprised what you can recycle from one room and repurpose in another. With a fresh coat of paint, that bench in the garage could be perfect under the window! Get creative here, and it will save you big bucks in the long run.


Move Around the Furniture

Another great way to stretch your decorating budget is to rearrange before you redecorate. Not everything in your newly redecorated room has to be newly purchased. Sometimes rearranging furniture and changing things up can transform a room just as much as a set of new furniture can. Another spin on this is to swap rooms entirely. Would your dining room and home office work better if they were flipped? Give it a shot and see how it works… You might be surprised just how much better you’ll feel with an entirely new perspective.


Regroup Decorative Items

Just because you have always had a certain lamp in one room and a certain vase in another, doesn’t mean they have to stay that way forever. Removing and replacing small items can sometimes make a big difference when you’re decorating. Try swapping lamps between two rooms and just see the radical difference it can make. This is an easy trick that requires spending almost no effort and even less money.


Cut Down On Your Stuff

This is less of a tip and more of a guideline, but having less stuff overall will make it so much easier to redecorate and radically rearrange your home. If you feel weighed down by mountains of stuff in every room, you will be less likely to try new things when you’re decorating. Get rid of some of those things that are weighing you down and embrace all the weight that will instantly come off your shoulders!


Here at Closet and Storage Concepts of Fairfield County, we want to help you save money and improve your home in the process. Give us a call today to chat with an expert who can help you maximize space in your home while giving you the best value for your money!