Are you trying to stay in budget? Here are a couple of simple tips to use to help you stay within your decorating budget.
When your at the point where you are ready to decorate a space in your home, budget is always a factor. I work within my budget, my clients budgets, my husbands expectation of a budget … and the list goes on. At this point I’m a pretty good estimator of room costs actually I find it very interesting and fun.
A real simple way to keep track of costs is to go online to the retail site your interested in and save the items to your favorites, there you’ll get a total.
Another online tool that will help you with staying in budget, is the one below is from Better Homes and Gardens. www.bhg.com
Better Homes and Garden provides inspiring decorating pictures on their website – BUT – the feature that sets them apart is that they suggest furnishings to purchase that are similar to the inspiration room, very clever and what a time saving.
It’s difficult to estimate what a room would cost to decorate especially with the amount of options available in all price ranges, that’s where a budget is so important. BHG.com gives you a good basic idea of cost by suggesting alternate pieces to achieve the same look as the inspiration room.
happy shopping saturday … and as always have a wonderful weekend! ~ nancy