Whether you just bought a new house or you’re simply wanting to redecorate a room in your home, there are ways to make the process as simple and easy as possible. In today’s blog, our interior design experts cover how to decorate your home on a budget: the right way.
Determine Your Total Budget
The first step in successfully decorating your home on a budget is to determine the total budget. This number should be the maximum amount you’re willing to spend on all of the furniture you need. If you use a range, make sure to have a hard and fast total you will not spend past.
Make a Thorough Shopping List
Once you’ve figured out your total budget, it’s time to create a shopping list. While you may not be able to anticipate every item you need, it’s a good idea to create a list of each item you’re looking to purchase. Write each item down along with a general price range for how much each of these items tends to cost.
If you’re furnishing a new house and have lots of furniture needs, it might help to break down the items by room. Your living room list, for example, might look something like this:
- Sectional Sofa ($1,100-$2,500)
- Coffee Table ($150-$500)
- Ottoman ($100-$500)
- TV Stand ($300-$800)
Furniture prices can have a large price range, and when you’re shopping for your home, it’s important to look in a range that suits your budget. If you’re shopping online, many retailers allow you to exclude options outside of your price range, which can remove the temptation to overspend.
Do Your Research
Especially if time is on your side, it’s a good idea to do as much research as possible before buying. This can include everything from reading up on different furniture styles to browsing different furniture inventories online. The Star Furniture Interior Design Blog offers an array of helpful decorating resources, including everything from the best sectional sofas in every price range and how to upgrade your guest room this holiday season to everything you need to know about modern contemporary décor and how to decorate your living room.
Find Your Priority Items First
Once you have a shopping list, it’s time to ask yourself which items are most important to you. If, for example, finding the perfect sofa is your biggest priority in the living room, it might make sense to pick out that item first. That way, if you need to spend a little more money on a priority item, you have the flexibility to cut costs elsewhere.
In general, it can be helpful to choose the big ticket items first, so you don’t find yourself in a situation where you have limited money or limited stylistic choices for one of the biggest items on your list.
Ready to get started? Visit one of our furniture stores in Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Bryan, Texas to find a wide selection of living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, and home décor. At Star Furniture, you’ll find everything you need for every room in the house!