How a Trading Spaces Designer Makes Inexpensive Décor Look Luxe

If there's one person who knows how to design on a budget, it's Sabrina Soto. She's an interior designer on TLC's reboot of the hit home renovation reality TV show Trading Spaces, but she's been honing her thrifty décor skills on a variety of HGTV shows like Real Estate Intervention and HGTV Showdown for years. "All of my HGTV shows were very budget-centric," she tells MyDomaine. "You have to be flexible and you have to make quick decisions."

The Trading Spaces team has $2000 to makeover one room, but these limited funds are no match against Soto's budget-friendly renovation experience. On her first TV interior design gig, she had just $3000 to redesign an entire house, making her an expert on finding affordable and innovative solutions to small space problems and budget constrictions. Ahead, Soto shares nine game-changing interior design tips to help you give your home the summer refresh it deserves without breaking the bank or needing a team of professionals.