Many people who would rather not pay a fortune for furniture and other decorating items look for further ways to save money in redecorating. Redecorating a room doesn’t have to be a bank draining experience.
There are many ways to redecorate any room in the home. It is all in how you want to decorate a room. It is also what your style is. Not to mention, where you can find nice furniture and other items for a room for the redecorating it for next to nothing.
For those who want to take the time to visit yard or garage sales, second hand stores, flea markets or liquidation stores can often find furniture that may just need to be refinished or recovered. There are many books at the library and book stores that can be used to help you recover and restore furniture yourself for less than new furniture or paying someone else to do it. Many times the furniture can be done in one day or over a weekend.
For instance, my husband found a nice chair at a yard sale for $10. The chair covering itself is in need of repair, but the wood frame of the chair is in excellent condition. I took the material and other filler items off the chair to find out what I would need to recover it. For an additional $45 in materials, gunny sack material, cotton and fiberfill batting, and upholstery nails, I will have a newly used chair that won’t be found in stores. It will be covered in a fabric that appeals to me as well. For $55, we now have a chair that can be used in any room in the house. However, I did find a small wooden foot stool I purchased at a yard sale for a $1 that I am going to recover in the left over fabric and other materials as well.
Freecycle.com is another great way to find furniture and other items for your home to help in the cost of redecorating or remodeling of a home. Another way to redecorate your home is keeping an eye out for the clearance isles at your local department stores. You can purchase new items many times from 50 to 75% off the regular retail price.
Redecorating your home and purchasing furniture for cheaper can be fun. The most expensive part of cheap decorating will be the paint for a room. Many times you can find paint by the gallon for $10 to $12 a gallon and sometimes cheaper. There is no reason to buy the top of the line paints. You are mainly paying for the brand name anyway. With many rooms, you won’t need more than two gallons of paint, three at the most.
So let’s say you buy yard sale or flea market furniture for around $10 to $50 for a piece, spend another $50 to $75 to recover it, you will have spent $60 to $125 for a piece of furniture as opposed to $399 and up for new furniture. For about the same price you purchase a room of new furniture you can redecorate a whole form for much less.