The best way to save on decor, and many of my clients are doing this, is to involve yourself in some DIY projects. Whether you are all thumbs, don't have a creative bone in your body, or just think you don't know how to make things, there are projects you can tackle that will cost you only 10% of what you would pay for a similar item in a store. The tricks to a successful DIY project?
- Choose your projects carefully. Consider your experience & the complexity, your comfort level with the tools required, the amount of time required & the amount of time you have...
- Read all tutorials, instructions, and materials lists before you begin.
- Be organized and have everything on hand before you start.
- Don't try improvising when you really shouldn't. If the instructions call for carpenter's glue, you should not have a Crayola glue stick in your hand.