If you’re thinking about having a little play around with the interior design of your home at the minute, then we bet your eyes have been popping out of your head when you’ve looked at the prices of the things that want to change. We know it can seem like the cost will only go up and up, but it definitely doesn’t have to be this way. Interior design can be as expensive, or as cheap as you want it to be. In its most basic form, you could change your interior design by simply moving things around in your home. Doing this would create space you might not have known existed. But, we’re not here to tell you to just move your furniture around, we’re going to give you some interior design tips that mean your next switch up definitely won’t hurt your finances.
The First Thing To Go
There are a few things that we just know will be on your list of things to go. The ones you’ve been eyeing up for a while now, but you just haven’t got round to changing. Number one on this list for a lot of you is some new carpet. For one, it’s a nightmare to get redone, we will admit that. You have to have the furniture moved, your new carpet taken out, some new installed, and then the furniture moved back in again. The price that comes with that can just be a nightmare. One solution would be to get nylon carpet. It’s just not as expensive as other materials, it still looks great, and it is long lasting. It’s just one alternative if you’re looking to cut down the costs. Some people even like to go for laminate flooring as it is easier to maintain in the long run, and you’ll generally find it is cheaper then carpet.
The Most Expensive Items
If you think about changing your interior design, there are some things that you just know are going to cost you a fortune. Number one is definitely the sofas and chairs that you have. It seems to be so pricey now just to have a new sofa, so think about getting a show one. If you see this suite that costs close to a thousand, you might be able to get it somewhere else for half the price because it was a show item. It means many people will have sat on it before you, but it won’t have left the shop. So, even though it will be pretty much half the price, you won’t have to worry about it being used and abused. Always go second hand for any of the expensive items that you can think of, you will end up saving a fortune!
Have A Little Fun With It
Sometimes it’s not all about stressing about what’s got to go in and what needs to come out, it’s about getting creative and having some fun with it. A lot of people get interior decorators in to come and do paint jobs for them, but we think you should don your apron and do it yourself. It’s messier, it’s funny, and it’s a great way to spend the weekend with your partner or your family. You could even think about upcycling some items as well!
*THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE POST*