Designing on a dime is a practical way to design, I mean, who doesn’t like saving money? For one of my projects I had the challenge of doing a Transitional Design on a budget. Through trial and tribulation, I have four simple steps to frugal design.
Designing on a Dime : Before and After Master Bedroom Tour
1.Repurpose, reuse, UPCYCLE!
In a master bedroom, above the bed is a an opportunity to make a statement. For this design I upcycled an old clock with just a little spray paint. Now, this wall sets the tone for the style and feel of the room.
2.Thrifting is your friend.
I am a huge proponent for thrifting. Not only are you getting unique and cool items but you are contributing to a sustainable lifestyle and going GREEN. I found the Duvet set at a flea market, unopened and unused. It was a Super find and all over WIN!
3.Don’t sleep on the Dollar Store.
I am often surprised at how many items I find at the dollar store that are also sold at bigger retailers for triple the price. I found the bicycle artwork at the dollar store and I couldn’t be happier with the way it pulled the space together.
When I tell you I make a Bee-Line to the clearance section of any store, I’m not lying! Every store has a discounted section and it is so worth a look at what the have BEFORE you shop the other parts of the store. I scored the bed in this room at the “As-Is” section of Ikea and it was half off the original price.
Those are my tips for designing on a budget because design is more than aesthetics, it’s the way that it makes you feel and everyone deserves to feel good about their space.
About the Author
I am an Atlanta Designer and Blogger at Aidah’s Creative Life. I truly enjoy design across most mediums and swoon for all things crafty. I have a huge sweet tooth and possible addiction to socks. I’ve been married to my lovely husband for 10 years and we have two precious girls that keep us very busy most days, to say the least.