One of the unfortunate side effects of any type of flood is that you have to redecorate your home.
What can make it even more difficult is that you simply don’t have the financial resources to make everything the way it was before the storm.
Fortunately, decorating on a budget is easier than you might imagine. We’ve gathered five of the best tips to help redecorate.
Keep reading to learn five cheap home decor tips.
Tips for Decorating on a Budget
There are so many ways to decorate on a budget. In fact, we had a hard time narrowing it down to just five!
The first thing you want to do before you jump into these is set a budget for yourself. Know how much you’re able to spend on decorating, and that will help guide your decisions.
1. DIY What You Can
By far the best way you can save money on decorating is by doing the work yourself. There are so many things you can do yourself that will save you money while still looking just as amazing as if you bought something in a store.
For example, if you want a ruffled lampshade, you don’t need to spend $30 on one. Instead, buy yourself some ribbon and use a hot glue gun to make your own.
2. Shop the Sales
For things you can’t do yourself or for things you need for DIY projects, buy things on sale whenever possible. Sometimes, you can score incredible finds in clearance bins and pay a fraction of the cost.
3. Look for Freebies
You would be amazed at what you can find for free. Here are two ways to go about getting free stuff to decorate your home:
Facebook has a number of groups where people post things they’re getting rid of, so you can scour these groups or even post an “ISO” (in search of) post to let people know what you need.
Craigslist is another website where you can find things in their freebies section. Like Facebook, Craigslist is local, so you know whatever on there is in your area.
4. Repurpose What You Can
Before you throw anything away, take a moment to consider whether or not you could repurpose it in some way to decorate your home. With a little bit of work and a lot of creativity, you can decorate on a budget by using what you already have.
5. Keep it Simple
It’s likely going to take some time for you to completely restore your home. In the meantime, don’t be afraid to keep your decorating simple. As your family recovers financially from the flood, you can continue to add pieces.
Learn More About Post-Flood Home Restoration
Now you have several tips you can use to decorate your home after a flood. Decorating on a budget is a great way to get your house feeling like a home again, without breaking the bank.
If you want to learn more about how you can restore your home following a disaster, check out our blog. There, you can find a ton of information that will help you get your home back.