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Decorating Your First Home on a Budget

Decorating Your First Home on a Budget

Not only purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments you are ever going to make, it is also really exciting, especially when it is your first home. Once you have completed your purchase, the next step is to turn your house into what you want it to be without spending a fortune. Here are some helpful hints and tips to get you started.

One room at a time

Decorating your home can be overwhelming mentally and financially. Instead of trying to do the whole house at once, break the task down into smaller, more manageable tasks by decorating one room at a time. This way you can set a budget for each room as you go along.

Don’t buy everything at the same time

There are going to be plenty of bargains available throughout the year. New homeowners often make the mistake of going on a one time shopping spree because they are in a rush to get the house decorated. However, if you have a budget to stick to, this is not the best idea. Wait for the sales and travel to different parts of the city picking up the best bargains.

Paint first

You can buy paint relatively cheaply at any time of the year. If you want to bring some immediate life into your home, paint before you do anything else. You can create a more inviting atmosphere by painting your home.

Accept Second Hand Gifts

We have all heard the saying “one man's trash is another mans treasure.” A piece of furniture might not look good in your mother’s house but it might look amazing in your house. Ask friends and family members if there are any pieces of furniture or appliances that they are planning to get rid of.

Buy Secondhand

The internet has made it much cheaper to purchase second hand products. Check out sites like eBay and craigslist where people sell unwanted items.

Know what quality looks like

Just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean that your home has to look like it was decorated on one. There are some perfectly good cheap items that look expensive, you just have to know what quality looks like and seek out the imitations. Search online for expensive furniture, or go window shopping so that you can check out the quality.

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