One of the most exciting events of anyone’s financial life is when the purchase their first home or piece of real-estate. They save up money for a couple of years for their big down payment, go visit a real estate agent, look through a bunch of different homes and find the perfect one! Once you find the perfect one, close the deal and get your mortgage in order, you finally get to move in! You’ve probably paid quite a bit of money on all of the closing cost, realtor fees, the down payment, and the like and don’t have a whole lot of money left over. You’ve got your new house, just spent a whole lot of money buying it, but now you have to decorate and the money is not there! Follow these ten great decorating tips which will save you a lot of money and hopefully prevent you from having to go into debt to decorate your house!
Take your existing furniture with you when you buy a home. The last thing you need is a big new furniture bill when you are paying mortgage payments for the first time.
Buy your furniture at the right time. In the month of January, retailers are trying to get rid of last year’s inventory, so they put on discounts. Some experts say October and April are also good months to buy furniture because that’s when retailers are gearing up to buy next season’s inventory. Save up and pay in full when one of these months come around.
Shop online to get great furniture deals and make sure you check out reviews of products first at sites like www.openupdreams.com. More often than not you can get a better deal in a community an hour a way than in your home. If you are anywhere near North Carolina, be sure to visit a town called High Point. It’s a hub for many furniture manufacturers and has become a great place to get bargains.
Not everything has to be an antique or the designer model. It’s okay to shop at a big box retailer for some of your purchases. It’s okay to get window treatments, lamps and the like from these places.
Be creative with what you’ve got. Chances are you and your parents probably have all sorts of things you can decorate with that you’ve never considered. Ask to look through your parents basement, they quite often have some very beautiful stuff that you can use to decorate your house that they are not using.
Choose a low cost color. Not all paints cost the same, and one of the quickest and cheapest ways to give your home a great new look is to paint it!