The first step to finally redesigning the place of living is the hardest one – and that is to decide you’re actually coming through with the idea. But just thinking about it won’t do much – every interior redesign is comprised of three things – the Desire, the Idea and the Budget.
You’ve got the desire, and you have thousands of ideas, but they’re all cramped up on top of each other thanks to the dreaded Budget which is, as usual, weighing you down. But just because it’s weighing you down, it doesn’t mean you should give up on your ideas – there are hundreds of cost-effective interior design ideas you can explore and fit inside your apartment.
I remember in May last year, when I had a couple of meetings in New York, I decided to mix business with pleasure and visit an old friend who moved to Brooklyn Heights rentals no fee apartments right after graduation.
He’s bought a small apartment in Brooklyn Heights and, being on budget as we all are, did his best to design his living quarters without getting into too much debt.
So here are a couple of tricks he used to make his apartment look absolutely stunning:
Crown Moulding is a technique used to tie the walls and the ceiling together. Without any details in that particular space, the entire room can look cheap and unfinished. It costs very little money, and once it’s done, it will make your living quarters look quite fancy!
I don’t know why, but people cling to the white colour for their walls like they’d cling on to their lives if they were hanging of a bridge. But actually, going for a number of different colours for your walls will lighten up the room, and make your interior look fabulous. The best thing of all is that it won’t cost you much money, as different coloured paints aren’t much more expensive than white.
You shouldn’t save money on windows, because they’re an extremely important part of your apartment, but you can save money on window decorations and still have your place look fancy. Instead of buying expensive curtains, you can go to a fabric store, and with the help of the workers there, find the perfect fabric and create amazing looking curtains. The best part of it is that it will cost you three times less money than actually buying expensive curtains.
If I could single out one thing which can make all the difference in the world when it comes to interior design – it would have to be lighting. Here’s your idea: drop the chandeliers and cheap looking ceiling fans – go for table lamps and wall-mounted lamps, and you’ll get the much needed designer look. However, you don’t need to make your wallet bleed for it – try looking through a flea market or a second-hand shop for a couple of budget friendly pieces –your apartment will look great and your budget will thank you.