If you are newly married or are shifting to a new set up, your excitement must be at the zenith. You have probably dreamt of your own home for years. When it is finally time to realise your dream, you just cannot wait to decorate your new home in the best possible manner. However, problem occurs when you have a tight budget in hand. Well, here are some ways to make a beautiful home within a small budget:
Ditch the malls, hit the streets
Find some local markets where you can find home decor things. From furniture, curtains, sheets, pillows to modern decorative items, you get everything in local markets. Every city has some pockets where you can buy some great things for lesser price. For example, Panchkuian road, Palika Bazaar, Chandni Chowk, Kinari Bazaar in Delhi, Charminar and Begum Bazar in Hyderabad, Chickpet, Jayanagar 4th block and Majestic in Bangalore, and Dadar market in Mumbai.
Find such niches and flea markets in your city and take a couple of weekends to explore.
Begin with the basics and coordinate
The secret mantra of magnificence is simplicity. Begin by chalking out a list of the most basic essentials for decorating your home. A few pieces of furniture, simple wall sets and ornamental objects can do the most for your home. Small decorative articles look neat, add space to your home and are easy on your pocket. The only thing which you should keep in mind is “coordination”.
Ensure everything in your home follows a basic theme. A well-coordinated home appears soothing and beautiful. On the contrary, a cluttered home looks untidy, no matter how good the furniture or decoratives are.
If you have a prominent wall in your house, the best and cheapest way of decorating it is with your pictures. You can have a wall collage depicting different stages of your relationship, a few wedding pictures and a few honeymoon pictures.
An assortment of such photos gives your house a more personal touch and makes it attractive. Place a focus light above the collection and your wall becomes a piece of art.
You cannot ignore the importance of good lighting in a home. By choosing a few strategic places in your home for fixing light pieces, you can bring more depth, texture and an interesting variation in the interiors.
Choose a simple chandelier and soft toned wall lights for effect. They will not cost you much but enhance the beauty by several notches.
The best indoor decoration tip is to bring the outdoors inside. Choose some real colourful crotons from a nearby nursery. Plant them in ornamental pots and place them at different places such as near the windows, room corners or at partitions.
Your indoor air becomes cleaner and fresher because of the plants and your home looks great. If you are artistic and interested in handicrafts, make a few things for your home. Since you make them yourself, they turn out to be special, unique and a matter of pride for you and your spouse.
A house is a reflection of your lifestyle. Everybody wants it to look beautiful and the best. So, with the above tips and some imagination, you too can do up your home in a small budget.