Want a high-end look for your home but don’t have funds to create it? It can be tough to decorate on a budget. While you might be tempted to invest in high street copies of top home accessories and furniture, you can almost guarantee that the poorer quality will mean more frequent replacements over the years.
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The good news is that anyone can pick up high-quality decor on a budget, you just need the following tips to help you get started.
Don’t be afraid to buy second-hand
While many people might shy away from the thought of buying second-hand furniture, it can actually be a great way to pick up top designer items for less. When items are made from higher-quality materials, they’re more durable, which means they’ll retain their appearance better than items made from poorer quality materials. While there are occasions where you’ll want to avoid buying used furniture, you should definitely keep an eye out online and in local ads to help you find some incredible deals. Some reasons for selling such as divorce, changing tastes or an overseas move can mean that items are as new – helping you score an even bigger bargain.
Custom made textiles and furniture are a great way to add some luxury to your home without breaking the bank. Having your items made from local suppliers could save you the cost of a branded item, without compromising on quality. You can pick up affordable custom curtains and other textiles, as well as custom furniture that is not only unique to your home but built to last. Custom made furniture can help you get home your home decor exactly as you want it, without having to compromise on quality to save money.
Look out for bargains
Like fashion, home interior trends come and go, which means that many high-quality items end up in the sale at some point of the year. Unless you’re looking at items that are particularly ‘out there’, you can almost guarantee that most furniture items, particularly neutral ones, will stay in style. Keep a wishlist on the websites of your favourite stores and check back regularly to see if there are any bargains available. You’ll be surprised at the kinds of savings you can make on your interiors if you know where and when to look.
Reuse and upcycle
Thanks to the handiness of YouTube tutorials, Pinterest and home decor websites, it’s become even easier to upscale your old furniture. Furniture made from quality materials that need a bit of TLC make excellent upcycling projects, allowing you to save on waste and retain high-quality decor without having to spend more money. You’ll find plenty of inspiration for ways to upcycle online, so start looking at some home decor projects you could take on yourself.
Looking for some interior inspiration for your home? Why not give your interiors a vintage look? With plenty of great furniture items on the market, you’ll find some easy and affordable ways to decorate your home on a budget to help you build your dream house.