Exciting new place? Looking to change up your décor? This can sound wildly exciting… until you realize that your flair for design isn’t what you wished it was and that your color contrasting skills are lacking. So, what do you do, especially if you are on a tight budget?
The great news is that there are options! Lots and lots of options!
First, you can just go for it! It’s your place after all. Whether you just don’t have the designing bug or can’t coordinate colors, it really doesn’t matter. As long as you enjoy your house, that’s what’s most important! And, you may just surprise yourself!
Second, you can reach out to some of your best resources – your friends! They know you, what you like, and it may end up being a fun group project! They may also feel honored to be asked to help create “you” in your home!
More resources! Check out magazines, google what colors work well together, or get ideas from online pictures. If you are thinking of painting, many paint shops have templates and applications where you can try colors out together online so you can see if you like how they look together.
Repurpose! You may just find that you have everything you need already! Perhaps the living room pillows will liven up the family room and the pictures in one room will change up the vibe in another room. Don’t be afraid to repurpose what you have and change things around. It’s easy to think that we already have things in their “ideal” location, but just remember, you can always change it back it you want.
Alternatively, you could try to get some pro advice. Perhaps you know a friend in the field – maybe you could barter services. Or even just ask for a consultation. Many service providers are open to giving free consultation. From there you can either do it yourself or request all or part of their services. Obviously, this is the more expensive route, but perhaps you could work on one area at a time to make the process more affordable.
Whatever you do, what’s most important is that you create the look that is right for you! While that may not necessarily be the “in” or trendy look, that doesn’t really matter. It’s your house, your rules! Have some fun, break out the colors (or not!), and decorate away! Make some magic happen in your house. It’s amazing what changing our surroundings around every now and again can do for our attitude!