Not Your Boring File Cabinet Anymore!!

Decorating your home is so exciting. You get to incorporate pieces you love that express your personality and style, and it's always awesome to see the finished result. Most people would head out to a home decor store or a department store when decorating their home. Some people will order items online and have them delivered to their home. The only thing is, buying items brand new can sometimes end up costing quite a lot of money in the long run. So if you find yourself on a tight budget, this might not be the way you go about decorating your home. That doesn't mean you have to forfeit on decorating your home; you just have to be smart about it. There are a number of ways you can decorate your home while you're on a budget. If all you have is $100 to $300 to decorate with that's good enough to get the ball rolling. The best plan is to choose one room to decorate at a time. So if you love spending time in your kitchen, choose to decorate your kitchen first. Or if you love entertaining and hanging out in your living room, then dedicate your budget to buying items for the living room. When you work from home, it's important to have a space you feel comfortable and inspired in, so it might be important for you to have a nice office.

Once you've chosen the room you want to decorate, you can then start to decide what kind of style you're going for. You can start a mood board to get the inspiration flowing for your design ideas. Choose items and colours that make you feel cozy and happy, and start a Pinterest board that gathers elements you're looking to incorporate into your design. It's also important to choose a colour scheme too. So if you want a very bright and cheery kitchen, for example, you could choose light yellow and white for your colour pallet. If you want to stay focused in your office, choosing neutral tones with little pops of colour will be great. Then, instead of ordering new items or buying them in the store, hit up some thrift stores or clearance stores where the items are priced lower. You will be surprised by what you can find at a thrift store, many items are still in good shape and can be used for a number of different diy ideas. This diy idea from Hometalk is one of the fun diy projects you could try out for an office space or even to use in your bedroom as a dresser.

This diy idea takes a metal filing cabinet that was found for only $10 at a garage sale and transforms it into something that really works in the homeowner's space. These metal filing cabinets can sometimes be somewhat of an eye sore, to say the least, but with some simple paint and a little bit of personalization, they can become quite beautiful. So if you can get your hands on one of these units, bring it home with you and try out this fun diy project. You'll have to clean the unit and then sand it. Then, you can spray paint it using the colour of your choice. This DIYer chose to spray paint a base colour on the filing cabinet and then layer different colours of grey, brown and copper on top to give it an industrial look. You can also leave it a solid colour which would look great too. For the set of full instructions check out the post on Hometalk and find some more diy ideas to spruce up your home with.***

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