How can I decorate on a budget?

People often ask, how can I improve my home on a budget? The answer: don’t waste money by adding more accessories! If you look around your rooms, you might see lots of things which were perhaps a bargain, which you hoped would solve a blank space…. but $39 here and $49 there can really add up! Instead of adding lots of little items from stores, it’s better to have a design professional bring you one nice piece that’s perfect for the space, if it’s the right size, shape, and colors, you won’t want to keep buying more. 

Know that designers have access to merchandise that is not available in local stores, and a qualified designer can provide the perfect size, shape, color, texture, subject matter and price.

It’s important to have a plan, and make sure that items viewed from adjacent rooms look nice together. If your home “flows” from room to room, it will feel more cohesive.

When shopping, have a specific goal in mind, look for items that have an exact spot in the home. This will help you avoid impulse buys.

Last but not least,  avoid lots of little items, which tend to feel like “clutter”.

AFTER, colorful original oil painting


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