When it comes to your household budget, some things are obviously more important than others. That's why the amount of money you spend on groceries is probably more than the amount you set aside for entertainment. Unless you have an unlimited cash flow (that'd be nice), your budget for interior decor probably isn't huge. But you don't have to skimp on your design schemes when you use a few of these money-saving tips to redecorate.

Look for sales
This may seem like a no-brainer, but looking for sales and clearance events is one way to save money on the materials you buy for your new decorating plan. Scour the newspapers, check out your favorite suppliers' websites and look for signs posted in the stores you usually frequent. Then be sure to shop in the designated time frame!

Avoid the expensive guys
There are some brands that are notorious for having high prices, and chances are you don't want anything to do with them right now. Why pay more for stuff that you can get for less? Take custom window shades, for example. You don't have to spend tons of money on classy roman shades when you look at the selection Payless Decor has to offer online!

Buy only what you need
From fabrics to paints, you'll need to do a little guesswork to gauge how much you actually need. To avoid buying extra supplies that won't get used, be sure to take careful measurements and figure out exactly how many square feet that can of paint will cover.

Shop in unexpected places
Don't rule out thrift stores and yard sales when you're looking for new furniture items. While you may need to do a bit of sprucing up here and there, you'd be surprised how many wonderful pieces people get rid of on a daily basis. There's always stuff to be had!

Get creative and DIY
With sites like Pinterest showcasing thousands of great DIY ideas for the home, you shouldn't have any trouble finding inspiration for a few projects. Once you look at the instructions (or just the pictures if you're that good) you might need to pick up a couple of supplies, but you'll still be saving money by making your own decor.