Decorating your home requires money, and it can be expensive depending on your design style and taste.
But decorating your home does not have to be expensive if you know what furniture pieces you need in your space, you are clear on how you want to feel, and your furniture choices should reflect how you want to feel and how you want to live.
By knowing your budget in advance, you will avoid over spending by not even looking at furniture that is out of your price range. It will keep you in check by making you aware of which websites to visit and where to shop.
My step by step guide will assure you that you will not max out your credit card and get yourself into debt because you can't live without that $15,000 gold-gilded coffee table that you saw at Boca Do Lobo.
Deciding on a budgetYou have to come up with a budget and stick to it before you even start to shop. The key here is to be disciplined and not to go off and buy something that is outside of your set budget for that item. (And if you do, then you need to subtract that amount from your other items.)
It's all about what you think it's worth spending on and keeping an open mind.
Make a list of all the furniture pieces that you need
Put an amount next to it that you are willing to spend on that piece of furniture
For example: Coffee table - $ 500 max.
Sum up the total. This will be your budget for your furniture for your space. You have to be good and stay on track.
If your total is more than the actual money you have to spend, then you will have to go back and adjust your budget for each piece accordingly.
Here’s a worksheet that you can print and write down what your furniture or functional needs are and your budget.
Click here to download your worksheet and print it out - http://bit.ly/1iIhBDz
To help you determine what furniture you need, and how you want to feel in your space, here's a great post - http://www.inspiredlivinginteriordesign.com/2012/12/a-bedroom-makeover-part-1-best.html
And last leave me a comment and let me know if you have any questions about setting a budget for your space.