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4 Budget-Friendly Interior Design Tips

Published: April 22nd, 2016

Whether you’re redecorating or building a new home, it’s nice to be able to cut back on expenses. Knowing exactly the amount of money you have to work with helps you plan out the design project and stay on track with the spending.

Are you looking to buy new furniture? What about lighting fixtures and other accessories? The idea of having to purchase all these items is overwhelming. Especially when you’re trying to do it all on a limited budget.

Here is our 4 budget-friendly interior design tips to help you get started:

1. Have a budget and decorating plan ready before you go shopping
While proper planning is essential for any home design project, doing a little legwork beforehand will help you cut down the likelihood of running into any surprises along the way.

Platforms like Pinterest are great to help you find design inspiration and break down your project into components such as flooring, furniture, accessories, paint or wallpapers.

Pinterest inspiration boards by Aussie Living Homes
Pinterest inspiration boards by Aussie Living Homes

2. Recycle what you already have

Repurposing your old furniture might not be as exciting as getting brand new pieces, but it is possible to transform almost any material at a very low cost.

As you begin to get a feel for what you can repurpose, there is plenty of DIY resources to help you tackle the projects.

aspect display home
Save money by repurposing your existing furniture. Pictured: The Aspect Display Home by Aussie Living Homes.

3. Go minimalist with your design
Working under a budget is often about prioritising your spend. In interior design, it means having only the essential pieces of furniture that will complement your décor.

A minimalist design is not about adding details, it is about living with less. Going for a minimal look means you will need to add small touches to pull the room together. A stunning lighting statement piece or a pop accent colour and décor piece can define your space with minimal effort, and keep your costs down.

Minimalist design as seen in The Exhilaration Display Home  by Aussie Living Homes.
Minimalist design as seen in The Exhilaration Display Home by Aussie Living Homes.

4. Decorate one room at a time
While it may be tempting to be able to feel like you completely finished decorating after building a brand new house, your wallet will appreciate if you go at a slower pace.

Once you move in to your new home, you will get a better feel for its quirks. Again, it is all about prioritising. Start with the room that is most used and, in the meantime, make the other ones liveable. When you have had a little time to build up your budget again, then move on to the next big project.

Start your decorating plan  with your most used room. Pictured: The Innovation Display Home by Aussie Living Homes.
Start your decorating plan with your most used room. Pictured: The Innovation Display Home by Aussie Living Homes.

For more tips and home design inspiration, check out ‘My New First Home‘ section of our blog.

Aussie Living Homes recognises that great value is all about affordability without compromising on quality. See our Display Home Range or contact us on Perth Sales Line 08 9241 4999 for more information.

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