I love budget friendly ideas primarily because I am a firm believer that you should be able to indulge in good design regardless of how little your budget is. So when Alex reached out to me about this particular topic, I was sold. Enjoy these fabulous cost effective design tips!
Make The Clearance Bin Your BFF
There’s no two ways about it – decorating on a budget is tough! If you aren’t carful, you end up with a hodge-podge of furniture, art, and accessories that look both uninviting and uninspiring. If you’ve drooled over the home magazines, rigorously studied channels like HGTV and DIY network, or gotten lost in the bottomless pit of the Internet, you know that there are tons of great decorating ideas out there. However, you’ve probably noticed that the majority of them are too expensive, require do-it-yourself skills far beyond your level, or call for an inordinate amount of time. It can be completely discouraging.
Have you ever heard the saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Guess what, when it comes to decorating on a budget that saying is spot on. Who exactly do you need to cozy up to? The Clearance Bin. You don’t just want to know the Clearance Bing – you need to make it your BFF.
Here are some tips for turning those clearance bin finds into a a budget-conscious decorator’s dream:
Visit your local hardware store and inquire about their marked down paint. Generally, this is simply paint that was mixed incorrectly (not to the customer’s color specifications). There’s nothing wrong with it, and the store’s mistake is totally your gain!