Looking to save on your decorating budget?
Purchasing a new home (your first or otherwise), can sometimes leave the budget a little tight for decorating. See our top tips to save your pennies without compromising on style.
Adding small accessories and furnishings, like replacing couch cushions, can brighten up a room and make a space feel brand new!
Here are a few ideas to consider:
Check your local outlets and online sales for a good deal!
Save space and money by choosing furniture that has multiple functions. A coffee table can also be a storage trunk, or a sofa bed for your spare room can double as a second lounge.
Save on wall art by printing a few of your favourite snaps of your travels, friends and family. Using different sizes frames will add personality to your home and can be fairly inexpensive. Walking past every day and seeing your favourite memories is sure to make you smile!
Ask family and friends if they have any furniture they no longer need or visit garage sales or online marketplaces to find second hand gems. It not only saves you money, but also helps the environment too.
Understand when to spend and when to save! If you buy a cheap screen door or coffee table but replace it within a year, it wasn’t a bargain. Quality, where you can afford it, will reduce your expenses in the long term.
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