Moving house is bloody expensive, what with signing fees, removal vans and hefty deposits, which leaves little cash for the fun bit of decorating. So in the interest of avoiding bankruptcy, here are five ways to decorate your home on a budget…
1. Check out Pinterest
A quick search on Pinterest can bring up some absolute gems for cheap home decor fixes. Check out these DIY origami lamp shades or this string of fairy light bunting to add some chic detail to your home without having to splurge.
2. Give second hand furniture a new life
Keep your ears peeled for friends and family who are having a clear out or have a search through junk stores for a second hand bargain. A bit of sanding and a fresh lick of paint can give furniture a whole new look for next to nothing.
3. Check out your local supermarkets
When you think about buying new homewares, the likes of Tesco and Sainsbury’s aren’t necessarily the first stores that come to mind, but they have some real stylish bargains that can give your home a new look. Think bright cushions, copper accessories and some bloody lovely bedding at significantly lower prices than the high street regulars.
4. Frame stuff
This is one of the most failsafe ways to update a room – buy some cheap frames from Ikea or a charity shop and fill ’em with your photographs, magazine clippings, band posters or tickets. Framing mementos gives your walls a bit more personality and also saves on buying expensive prints.
5. Utilise what you have
Maybe you have a really fancy pair of shoes to show off or perhaps you have a stack of books with gorgeous spines – either way think outside the box and put things you already own on display. Old bottles as vases and china teacups as candle holders also works well!
Do you have any tips for decorating on a budget? We’d love to hear how you save your pennies when updating your home!
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