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Sep 05, 2017 | Post by: Susan Hopkins 1 Comments

How to Decorate and Design on a Budget

Decorating does not have to be expensive. If you type in “home decor” on Pinterest, suddenly you are met with thousands of pictures featuring some of the most beautiful rooms and home spaces you could imagine. It all looks expensive, exquisite and complicated. Designing and decorating the spaces in your home does not need to be difficult or come with a painful price tag. There are ways to cut costs when it comes to decorating and still have a beautiful space. With the help of Susan Hopkins Interior Design, your home can look like those beautiful, Pinterest worthy photos you have pinned and dreamed of. When it comes to Philadelphia interior design, there are so many budget friendly ideas.

Figure out your style

One way to save money is to only buy what you know you love. Do not buy it only because it is trending, otherwise you may hate it later. Know your color schemes for each area of your home. Do you want a farm style kitchen? A modern living room? A vintage bedroom? Know your taste and buy what suits your style.

Buy timeless pieces

When you figure out your style, it is fun to buy items that are trending but also, choose several timeless pieces so that when those particular trendy items go out, you still have classic pieces that remain. By keeping timeless pieces that never go out of style, you have to replace less when the trends change.

DIY decor

Do-it-yourself tutorials are all the rage now so if you see a decor or furniture item you love that is out of your price range, see if there is a tutorial that shows you how to make something similar at a lower cost. If there is a high end piece or popular decor item you’ve gotta have, try to figure out a way to make a DIY replica. Sometimes with a little creativity and ingenuity, you can create something even better.

Find it used

Purchasing items brand new can be costly but if get lucky, you can find those most wanted items at a fraction of the price if they are used and in good condition. Peruse through garage sales and flea markets. Sometimes a lucky find can save you hundreds of dollars and look beautiful in your home.

Patience is key

You don’t need to get it all at once. If you have your eye on a particular item, wait and see if it goes on sale. You can also shop around to see if other stores sell that item at a better price. With a little patience, it can really pay off.

An interior designer to pull it all together

Knowing your style and the pieces you love is sometimes the easy part but an interior designer can cohesively and professionally put it all together in a way that makes your home look spectacular. Blending the right textures, window treatments and furniture to showcase your personality and style with professional Philadelphia interior design experience is just what you will get with Susan Hopkins Interior Design, LLC.

One Comment to How to Decorate and Design on a Budget

  1. Ken Lewis
    September 19, 2017 11:11 pm

    Great article, Susan! Your advice is right on point & we really liked reading your work, which is why we’ve featured this blog on Studio Designer’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/studiowebware/status/910160306076360705

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