Have you ever walked into a room of your house and thought, “ugh, what was I thinking?”, or moved to a new place and wondered how you were possibly going to decorate? Whatever the reason, we all have moments when we feel like we need to change up our space, but don’t have thousands of dollars to do so. New furniture and decorations don’t come cheap, especially if you go for the high end stuff. Instead of closing the door and forgetting about that room, get creative! Hotel Services Inc. specializes in hotel furniture liquidation that gives you high end furniture for far less expensive than retail prices. In this blog, we’ll discuss our top tips for decorating a room on a minimal budget.
- Think about the layout of the room first.
A tip from decorating experts is to think about the way you want your room to make people feel as they enter it, and how the layout of the room can be conducive to that. When you’re on a budget, it’s crucial to make the most of the room’s flow and feeling. If your room is small, there are ways to make it appear larger; if it’s dark, you can make it appear lighter than it is with the layout and the decor you choose. Once you have an idea of what you’d like the room to look like layout-wise, then you can know what you need when it comes to furniture and decoration.
- Figure out what you need.
Before you start shopping, look at what you have already. Can anything you already have be stripped away to improve their look, or reupholstered? If you have a wood piece that you think can still be used, sand it down and stain it to match your decor, or the decor you’re planning for that space. You can also head over to your local hardware store and look into their premixed, discounted paint. This can be a really inexpensive way to change up the look of a furniture piece that is great, but just needs a little love. Once you’ve eliminated the decor items that you already own and feel you can keep, then you can decide what it is you truly need to take your space to the next level.
- Accumulate furniture slowly.
Just because you decide you want to revamp your decor, doesn’t mean you need to hit the ground running with buying furniture right away. Once you have your must-have furniture items, you can be patient and accumulate the others slowly. Part of the reason people think that decorating is expensive, is because they think they need to do it all at once. If you’re on a budget, set aside some money each month as part of a furniture fund. Or, consider shopping furniture liquidation. Furniture liquidations are a great way to get high-quality furniture for pennies on the dollar.
- Don’t be afraid to get quirky.
The latest style in decor is eclectic. That being said, don’t be afraid to embrace a more quirky style of decor by bringing down some old family treasures from the attic.The trick in doing this is to choose one or two items rather than an entire cabinet’s worth of antiques. Adding them into your decor gives a charming, vintage touch to your space. You can also do this by embracing some of the pieces you don’t like anymore, and either change where they are in the space, or find ways to change their look (reupholster, paint a new color, change the frame for a wall-hanging, etc.).
- Look into hotel furniture liquidation.
Hotel furniture liquidation is a great way to get gently used, high quality furniture pieces for incredibly cheap. High-end home furnishings no longer have to be “too expensive.” Through public auctions, you can find couches, dressers, Vs, and more for far less than you’d find shopping retail. At Hotel Services Inc., we work with the most reputable and recognized hotel chains in the nation to deliver luxury furniture items at fractions of what they would cost elsewhere. Have any questions? Give us a call today to learn more about our furniture liquidations and how you can update your space with a small budget.