How to Make A Budget for Your Home Decorations
Decorating and redecorating your home is always a fun activity. Who would say no to a refreshing change in terms of your home design and interior? Who wouldn't want a new fixture or a new visual delight?
But if you think residential home interior design or decoration is as easy as counting from one to three, then you have a blurry thinking. No, most of the time it is all problem. And the most common one is planning your budget.
Budget is one of the main considerations in your bid to change your residential home interior design. Unless you are a tycoon who owns a powerful business with lots of money, there will be financial limitations and boundaries. However, these financial limitations must not hinder you in pursuing your design goals or your visual design plans. Obviously, money is a big concern but there are other ways in achieving your dream home design with the help of effective budget planning. Let us help you plan your home renovation.
Come up with a design wishlist - Knowing what you want will give you a great head start in your design planning. Note down what you wish to achieve -- color palette, visual theme, fixtures and furniture. In writing, give your imagination free reign. Further, you must also be specific. Rather than listing "summer colors," think about what specific summer colors will be great in the whole design wishlist. Include as well practical things.
Determine your actual budget - Now that you have your design wishlist, it is time to come up with your actual budget. It is extremely important to be honest here. Analyze your monthly income and expenses. Include as well as the budget you are willing to spend or simply your financial spending cap. You need to be realistic and practical so that your project will smoothly push through.
Familiarize yourself with the price landscape on the market - After knowing your financial cap, now is the time to have a comprehensive and itemized budget. Through this specific itemized list you will know the actual items you are going to provide budget to. In order to help you, it is imperative to visit the stores, catalogs and Internet to research how much the items on your wishlist will cost. Expect a sticker shock or a change in budget costs.
Draft your decorating plan - This is one of the trickiest parts. All the processes above are merely conceptual and preparatory. Drafting your actual decorating plan puts the meat in your whole process. Put your design blueprint on paper -- a detailed vision of what you need and want to accomplish. Indicate your time frame and even the small projects you need to pursue. You may want to use organizing softwares such as spreadsheets to help you out in sorting. Lastly, always juxtapose a budgetary requirement in every step in the plan so that you will know how much are you going to spend for every process.