Tips for Decorating Your Townhome on a Budget

Now that you have moved in to your spacious Chapel Hill North town home, it is time to start decorating. Whether you are decorating your first townhome or apartment or your fifth, you may still find that you need to stretch your budget a little.

Here are some tips to help you find a beautiful look for your space, without spending too much along the way.

1. Keep as Much as You Can
As you decide how to decorate a space, go into it with the goal of using as much of your existing furniture and décor as possible. Repainting or reupholstering a piece can give it a completely new look, with a fraction of the cost of buying something new. Try to use what you have as much as possible to save.

2. Paint Just One Wall
An accent wall can make a space look completely different, and it does not cost much money or effort to create. Use a bold, darker color to draw attention to the space without making the room too dark. The brighter or more contrasting that the color is, the more attention it will draw.

3. Visit the Secondhand Store
When you cannot get the look you want by re-purposing something, then it’s time to start shopping, but before you head to the new furniture store, visit your local consignment or thrift shop, or start hitting up yard sales. You can find interesting treasures when you shop second hand, and often that fresh coat of paint is all it takes to make these attractive and chic additions to your space. Just don’t go overboard. Make sure every piece you buy has a purpose in your overall design, because you don’t want to clutter up your space.

4. Add Texture
Fabrics are a great way to liven up a space without spending too much. Changing the pillows, blankets, and upholstery also gives you the chance to add some texture to the space. Texture can give your townhome a more luxurious feel, and it costs much less to buy some throw pillows, a rug, and some new window coverings than it does to completely redecorate a room.

5. Add Art on the Cheap
One-of-a-kind artwork can be a pricey investment, but you can get the same look for less by buying poster prints of your favorite art and framing them in a cheaper frame. You can even make your own art using tutorials online that will ensure the piece fits your space. Even completed puzzles glued together and framed can be an affordable way to add art to your townhome.

As you can see, you can decorate your townhome affordably. All it takes is a little bit of work and creativity to get started!