To help you refresh your space without breaking the bank, we asked three Living Spaces designers for their top budget decorating tips + essentials. Here’s what they had to say!
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12 Tips for Decorating on a Budget
1. Start with the floor.
By: Danny Hsu
A strong canvas such as an area rug will keep your furniture pieces feeling defined and pulled together. Select a neutral area rug with hints of color to add intrigue and flair. It’s an easy and affordable way to make a statement.
2. Get chic storage.
A good piece of storage furniture will save you money in the long run. To keep from splurging on multiple pieces, go with storage furniture. Storage beds, storage ottomans, and lift-top coffee tables make it easy to stack magazines and books, and stash your throw blankets. Such designs combine several functions in one. They work double the duty and double-purpose to keep you tidy, organized, and on-budget.
3. Mix and match.
When it comes to refreshing your space with chic, defined style, mixing and matching designs is one of the best-kept secrets around. It can also help to save you money. If you need to furnish an entire living room and have your heart set on a particular sectional on the higher end of your budget, mix-and-match it with more affordable pieces from different collections to help bring down your overall spending limit..
4. Look for durability and portability.
5. Bring in plants.
6. Get creative with the walls.
7. Update the pillows.
8. Swap out the lighting.
9. Update the side tables.
11. Rearrange the furniture.
Bonus tip: Don’t be afraid to add depth and dimension in your space by incorporating shelving behind sofa!