Even in a buyers’ market, there are smart ways to minimize property costs even further.
Typically, buying a house is like buying a property. It is a blank slate, and you have the
opportunity to mold it to your will. This is both exciting and problematic. If you have endless
money to spend, you can complete your vision. However, many people struggle when they
don’t have the finances to do so. Their home remains sparse on interior design, as the whole
budget goes to the more practical furniture.
The good news is that a low budget for interiors doesn't mean your house has to remain
blank. On the contrary, with some DIY ideas, you can express all the creativity sitting
dormant in your head. Want to know how? Here are some tips you can follow.
Upcycle your old homeware
If you're moving into the house rather than renting it out or buying it as an investment, you'll
have homeware that made sense in your old place. Those who stayed in a smaller space will
have less old decor available, but you can make the most of what you have.
Upcycling is in my opinion the best form of DIY. You're taking something that you already
own and, through your own creative power, turning it into something else entirely. In your
new home, you can use your old homeware to decorate. Turn an old ladder into a planter for
the garden. Use old pallets to make a headboard for your bed. There is no limit to the
Focus on statement pieces
Minimalism may seem like the perfect go-to when you don’t have the budget for a full interior
makeover. However, there is a fine line between having a minimalistic design theme and
your home simply looking sparse. One way to bridge the gap is to focus on creating
A statement piece will emphasize your minimalistic inspiration simply by breaking from the
norm. It will draw eyes, impressing your guests and sating your own aesthetic tastes, without
being overwhelming. A statement piece in each room, created with your own creative
energy, can give your home an interior theme on a shoestring budget.
Start outside the bedroom (but don’t end there)
With a low budget, you're going to find it hard to decorate your entire home even with DIY
projects. Ultimately, you may have to compromise on certain parts of the home. The most
intuitive room to leave until last is the bedroom. Make sure it is comfortable, but it is not
going to be the room you spend most of your time in, and it is a part of the house your
guests probably won’t be seeing.
However, do not simply forget the bedroom. As budget becomes available, and as you hone
your DIY expertise, remember to come back to the bedroom. While you're not spending a lot
of waking hours there, it is an important expression of yourself. Get back to working on it as
soon as you can. Since it is your own private space, you can even consider going outside of